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
- Contains organic spinosad, produced by fermentation.
New chemistry for insect control. B.t. replacement, more effective
Can be used on vegetable & fruit crops, ornamentals, lawns, and
Controls caterpillars as well as beetles, leafminers, thrips, borers
and more! Also used to control fire ants in lawns and other outdoor
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
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.