Hot Pepper Wax is a novel combination of paraffin wax and hot pepper extract which will protect your plants by warding off pest insects. Hot Pepper Wax both kills and repels insects on ornamentals, trees & shrubs, fruits, vegetables and most seedlings. Applied as a spray, it will dry to a flexible, transparent layer that holds moisture in the leaves. It is effective for up to 2 weeks or longer. Hot Pepper Wax also controls and destroys insect larvae. It is particularly effective controlling aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, lace bugs, loopers, thrips and scale.
Hot Pepper Wax From Bonide
Insect Repellent and Killer for Plants – Ready-to-Use
Made from Hot Cayenne Peppers, this product will kill insects on contact and repel insects for two weeks to 30 days on fruit, flowers, houseplants and vegetables
Hot Pepper Wax is a novel combination of paraffin wax and hot pepper extract which will protect your plants while warding off pest insects. Effectively kills and repels aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, lace bugs, loopers, thrips and scale. Great for citrus fruits, root and tuber vegetables, lettuce. Beans or cucumbers. Applied as a spray, it will dry to a flexible, transparent layer that holds moisture in the leaves.
Hot Pepper Wax is available in “ready to use” (RTU) form and in the form of a concentrate that must be mixed with water before use. Generally, the RTU version is appropriate for most yardening situations.
When using the concentrated form be sure to mix the concentrate with water at precisely the ratios indicated on the instructions on the label. The effectiveness of the insecticide is not increased by increasing the ratio of concentrate in the mix. Too much concentrate in a mix can harm the plants however.
Don’t Use Hard Water With Concentrate -The potassium fatty acids in Hot Pepper Wax are inactivated by minerals in “hard” water, such as calcium, iron and magnesium. For best results when using the concentrate form of product, mix the Hot Pepper Wax in soft water, with less than 17 grains of hardness. It’s easy to test your water. Mix a little Hot Pepper Wax with water, shake it, and let stand for a little while. If the water is murky with scum on the surface, the water is too hard. Soft water forms a clear liquid with lots of suds.
Don’t Mix With Other Chemicals - Do not mix Hot Pepper Wax with concentrated mineral elements such as lime sulfur, Bordeaux mixture, or copper sulfate. While it is possible to mix Hot Pepper Wax with many other pesticides and fungicides, we advise against this unless you have special training in handling pesticides.