Monterey Garden Insect Spray (1 Pint)


Monterey Garden Insect Spray is for residential use in home gardens, lawns and ornamentals. Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes. Also can be applied on fire ant mounds. Monterey Garden Insect Spray contains Spinosad, derived through fermentation of a naturally-occurring soil bacterium. Spinosad controls caterpillars, thrips, codling moth, leafminers, borers, fruit flies, fire ants, and a variety of other pest insects. Spinosad works on the insect’s nervous system, causing paralysis and then death in 1-2 days. Since the insects are paralyzed, they may stay on the plants and be mistaken for live insects; always check for Spinosad’s effect 2-3 days after spraying to evaluate control in the insect population. 


For the Garden: Use any type of sprayer. Mix 2 oz. (4 Tbsp.) per gallon of water. Mix thoroughly and apply evenly to all surfaces of plant foliage. Mix only enough for a single application. Use no more than 3 gallons of spray for 1,000 square feet. Do not use kitchen utensils for measuring. See label below for number of applications per season, frequency, and interval to harvest.

Individual Fire Ant Mounds: Mix the amount of Monterey Garden Insect Spray recommended per gallon of spray (2 oz or 4 T) and use sprinkler can or similar device to apply the diluted spray as a mound drench, using 1 – 2 gallons per mound. Do not use pressurized sprays. Apply about 10% of the volume around the perimeter of the mound and the remainder directly to the mound. Do not disturb fire ant mound prior to application. If possible, apply following recent rainfall. For best results, apply when weather is cool, 65 to 85ºF, or in early morning or evening. One quart treats 8-16 mounds; 1 gallon treats 32-64 mounds.

Active ingredient: Spinosad (a mixture of Spinosyn A and Spinosyn D) ……….0.5 %
Inert Ingredients: ………………………………………………………………..99.5%