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. It is expected to replace Bt.  


Spinosad Garden Insect Spray 32 oz. by Monterey

by Monteray

  • Organic active ingredient, produced by fermentation

  • New chemistry for insect control

  • B.t. replacement, more effective pest control

  • Can be used on vegetable & fruit crops, ornamentals, and turf

  • 32 oz. Concentrate

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. Classified as an organic substance by the USDA National Organic Standards Board. OMRI Listed for use in organic production.

Application Recommendations: MIXING AND APPLICATION (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 MONTEREY GARDEN INSECT SPRAY per gallon of spray.

See Hose-end Sprayer Directions below if this product is packaged in hose-end sprayer. Add the required amount of MONTEREY GARDEN INSECT SPRAY to the recommended amount of water, mix thoroughly, and apply uniformly to both upper and lower surfaces of plant foliage. 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.

Bonide 252 16 oz Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew Concentrate

by Bonide

  • Contains Spinosad, a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium that was collected on a Caribbean island from an abandoned rum distillery

  • Kills bagworms, borers, caterpillars, codling moths, gyphys moths, loppers leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more

  • 16 oz

  • Easy to use

Captain Jack-foots Deadbug Brew contains Spinosad (spin-OH-sid), a naturally occuring soil dwelling bacterium that was collected on a Caribbean island from an abandoned rum distillery in 1982. Captain Jack-foots Dead Bug Brew kills bagworms, borers, beetles, caterpillars, codling moth, gypsy moth, loopers, leaf miners, spider mites, tent caterpillars, thrips and more. Captain Jack-foots Deadbug Brew�is made for�organic gardening�and safe for indoor gardening.

Green Light Organic Lawn & Garden Insect Control Spray With Spinosad - Quart 41140

by Green Light

  • Safe for children, pets, and wildlife

  • Controls Beetles, Worms, Fleas, Leafminers, Thrips, and Spider Mites

  • For Use in Vegetable Gardens, Fruit Trees, Lawns, and Ornamentals

Lawn & Garden Spray Spinosad. Not harmful to beneficial insects. For use in vegetable gardens, fruit trees, lawns, and ornamentals. Controls ants, fire ants, beetles, caterpillars, worms, fleas, flies, leafminers, spider mites, thrips, and other insects. OMRI listed. Treats over 5,000 sq. ft.


Insects Controlled by Spinosad



Sod Webworm

Fire Ants


Vegetable Garden

Asparagus Beetles

Cabbage Looper


Colorado Potato Beetle

Corn Borers

Corn EarWorm

Diamondback Moth

Imported Cabbage Worm



Trees and Shrubs



Gypsy Moth

Tent Caterpillars



Fruit Trees and berries

Codling Moth



Oriental Fruit Moth

Peach Twig Borer

Tufted Apple Budmoth




Gall Midges


Leaf Feeding Beetles




Sawfly Larvae

Spider Mites†