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What insects can Spinosad control?

Moth and butterfly larva including Gypsy moth, codling moth, leaf miners, bagworms, tent caterpillars, borers, thrips, Colorado potato beetle larva, leafrollers, webworms, armyworms, sawflies, gall midges, squash vine borer, fruit flies and more.

*Can be used to control fire ants as an individual mound treatment.

Directions for mixing: (Shake well before use)
Monterey Garden Insect Spray may be applied with trigger sprayer, hand-held, backpack, or hose-end sprayers. Use a hose-end sprayer that can be adjusted to provide a dilution ratio of about 2.0 fl. oz. (4 Tbs.) of product per gallon of spray.

Add the required amount of Monterey Garden Insect Spray to the recommended amount of water, mix thoroughly, and apply uniformly to plant foliage to point of runoff. It is recommended to mix only as much spray as needed for a single treatment. In vegetable gardens it is recommended to use not more than 3.0 gallons of spray for 1,000 square feet of area. Do not use kitchen utensils for measuring.


Spinosad- Monterey Garden Insect Spray


Spinosad is a relatively new insect killer that was discovered from soil in an abandoned rum distillery in 1982. Produced by fermentation, Spinosad can be used on outdoor ornamentals, lawns, vegetables and fruit trees, to control caterpillars, thrips, leafminers, borers, fruit flies, and more. Spinosad must be ingested by the insect, therefore it has little effect on sucking insects and non-target predatory insects. Spinosad is relatively fast acting. The pest insect dies within 1 to 2 days after ingesting the active ingredient. Will not persist in the environment. Sunlight and soil microbes break it down into carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.

If used carefully only insects that actually ingest something that has been treated with Spinosad, such as foliage, are affected. This is different than a lot of other broad-spectrum insecticides that are toxic if the insect merely comes in contact with even the dry insecticide residue.

Key features:

  • Contains organic spinosad, produced by fermentation.
    New chemistry for insect control. B.t. replacement, more effective pest control.
    Can be used on vegetable & fruit crops, ornamentals, lawns, and turf.
    Controls caterpillars as well as beetles, leafminers, thrips, borers and more! Also used to control fire ants in lawns and other outdoor areas.
    Fast-acting and odorless.
    • Spinosad does not significantly affect beneficial organisms including ladybugs, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs, and predatory mites. It can harm bees when they are directly sprayed with it. Time your applications for when bees are not visiting allowing a drying time span of 3 hours.


EPA Registered

OMRI Listed for use
in organic production.


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16 oz concentrate:
 $ 16.95 each
Makes from 6.4 to 16 
gallons of spray


Classified as an organic
substance by the
USDA National Organic
Standards Board.


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Shelf life with proper
storage of 3 years



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