Up Star Gold

  • Foliar Spray

Up-Star® Gold (compares to Talstar®), is a spray applied insecticide designed to control a large list of shade tree pests such as beetles and caterpillars. It is one of the few insecticides capable of controlling Lepidoptera, such as bagworm, gypsy moth, or tent caterpillars. Up-Star® Gold provides effective contact and residual control of insects on trees, lawns and ornamental settings.

Up-Star® Gold is labeled for the following tree and shrub pests:

 bagworms, leaf beetles such as Japanese Beetle, webworms (fall webworm, mimosa webworm), moth larvae (gypsy moth, zimmerman pine moth, lace bugs (azalea lacebug, sycamore lacebug), caterpillars (eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar), adelgids, aphids, scales (including the crawler stage of: tuliptree scale, magnolia scale, euonymus scale, fletcher scale, lecanium scale, cottony maple scale, calico scale, San Jose scale, European elm scale, pine needle scale, obscure scale, elongate hemlock scale, cryptomeria scale), leafhoppers, leaf rollers, mealybugs, psyllids, plant bugs, spider mites, thrips, spittlebugs, tip moths, treehoppers, weevils (white pine weevil), whiteflies, and pine shoot beetle

Wondering how much you need?

• See the Up Star Gold Product Guide for more information and a rate card.

• Use the rate card to determine whether to use the high or low rate. For low rate applications mix 1.59 mL of product with one gallon of water, for high rate applications mix 12.83 mL in one gallon of water.

• One gallon of product yields 590-1,185 gallons of foliar spray solution, one quart yields 148-296 gallons.

Application Type(s)

Foliar Spray

Active Ingredient



Applications can begin as insects become visible or are present. Repeat application as necessary to achieve control.

Note: Up-Star® Gold should not be applied more than once every seven days.

Note: This product cannot be sold in the following states: Not available in Canada. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Up Star Gold is available in the following sizes/variations.

The Tree Geek

1 quart (230)
Price: $34.97

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Not all products are available for sale in all states.  Make sure that any product you intend to purchase is registered for use in your state, and that you have all of the required licenses to apply the product purchased.  Any recommendations made by the tree geek website or its employees are based on limited knowledge of your area and are for informational purposes only.  Always seek advice from a local professional if you are not sure of your tree or pest identity.

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