Spinosad Insect Spray
Keeps Killing Safely For up to Four Weeks
Sinosad is an environmentally-friendly insecticide that won't harm beneficial insects, but still sticks it to pesky pests. Spinosad (pronounced spin OH sid) is a relatively new insect killer that quickly and safely controls a variety of caterpillar, beetles and thrips pests. Spinosad is derived from the fermentation juices of a lowly soil bacterium called Saccharopolyspora spinosa. To chemists, spinosad is a complex molecule known as a "glycosylated macrolactone;" but to gardeners with a hankering for safer products, it may be a godsend.
Spinosad is especially effective on caterpillars and thrips. If you are a flower gardener, your ears should prick up on this one. Thrips and caterpillars are the two most important pest groups on annual and perennial flowers. Perhaps the best thing about spinosad containing products is their safety for people and beneficial insects. Spinosad is safe for adult butterflies and many insect predators and parasites. It falls into the safest human health category as well.
Bacillus thuringiensis, known for years to savvy gardeners as Bt, has been a standard weapon for the war against caterpillars. As an insecticide, Bt is a safe, selective product for caterpillars. However, Bt lacks staying power. Instead of Bt one or two days residual, spinosad keeps killing for up to four weeks.
- Contains spinosad, produced by fermentation
- B.t. replacement, more effective pest control
- Can be used on vegetable & fruit crops, ornamentals, and turf
- Controls caterpillars as well as beetles, leafminers, thrips, beetles and more!
- Pint Size Concentrate
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