ROOTX is a nonsystemic, patented chemical root control formula. This means it only kills the roots it comes in contact with, not the tree or plant itself. The active ingredient, Dichlobenil, will not only kill roots, but will also prevent their regrowth for up to one year. ROOTX is the No. 1 environmentally safe, easy-to-use, root killer on the market today.
How does it work?
ROOTX is packaged as two dry powder components in one container. When these components come in contact with water, they create a sticky foam. This foam fills the entire pipe, coating the roots and pipeline surfaces with the ROOTX formula. ROOTX leaves a residue above the water line that continues to kill roots and inhibits new growth for up to 12 months. The active ingredient in ROOTX, Dichlobenil, is applied at concentrations of .55% or 5500 parts per million. This is 55 times the minimum level needed to kill root tissue exposed to Dichlobenil from 30 minutes to one hour.
ROOTX does not contain Copper Sulfate or Metham Sodium, which are both harmful to the environment and to bacteria/fungi, which normally decompose dead roots. These two chemicals also have harmful effects on wastewater treatment plant biology. ROOTX's patented combination of chemicals helps promote and speed up the natural decomposition of the dead roots. This unique ability to perform both the root killing and removal function while being environmentally safe is exclusive to ROOTX.