Conserve SC contains 11.6% Spinosad (both Spinosyn A and Spinosyn D). Spinosad is a result of soil fermentation producing a soil bacterium that is toxic to such insects as Armyworms, Bagworms, Leafminers, Cutworms, Eastern tent caterpillars, Thrips, and other listed pests. Conserve SC with Spinosad, will provide the benefit of a biological pest control product with the efficacy of a synthetic product. Conserve SC may be applied by hand or power-operated equipment such as a backpack sprayer. Apply as a spray to drip application, making sure foliage and canopy are completely covered. It is not a systemic insecticide.