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Tips for Using a Hose-End Yard Bug Spray

If pests have taken over your yard, it can be difficult to enjoy your time outside. To keep pesky bugs away, you can spray your yard with a plant-based insecticide spray like our hose-end Yard Bug Spray. It’s important to set yourself up for success when using an insecticide. Check out a few tips to help you effectively use a yard bug spray.

Read & Follow Instructions

Yard Bug Spray label

Anytime you’re using an insecticide, it’s important to read and follow label instructions. The label has information that will help to make sure you are applying the product correctly and maximizing the benefits of the spray. Reading the label will also ensure you are using the right product for your pest problem.

Apply at the Right Time

Alarm clock

For an effective application, you’ll want to apply insecticide sprays at the right time. You can spray your yard when you’re dealing with an active infestation, but you can also spray to prevent infestations. Applications in spring, summer, and fall can help to protect your yard from pests throughout bug season. To avoid potential leaf-burn, apply yard bug sprays in the evening or morning when temperatures are cooler.

Cover the Most Ground


To keep your outdoor space free of bugs, you need a thorough application. When applying a hose-end yard bug spray, make sure to spray in a sweeping motion. Let the spray overlap to ensure your entire lawn is covered. You’ll also want to keep moving during the application. Moving around will help you cover the most ground possible. Our Yard Bug Spray is designed to cover up to 5,000 sq ft.

Apply the Right Amount

Yard Bug Spray

It’s important that you use the right amount of product when treating your lawn. For preventative treatments or light infestations, you can apply our Yard Bug Spray at a rate of 500-600 sq ft per minute. If you’re dealing with a heavier infestation, apply at a rate of 250-300 sq ft per minute. You can reapply monthly or as needed, but you may need to reapply more frequently if you’re dealing with a severe pest problem or after heavy rainfall.

Spray Vegetation Thoroughly


Many pests harbor in vegetation, so it’s important to treat your plants, bushes, and shrubs. When applying a yard bug spray to vegetation, don’t just spray the top of plants and shrubs. Pests, like mosquitoes and ticks, hide deep in vegetation. It’s important that the spray reaches them. For a thorough application, spray foliage to the point of runoff. If you’re worried about plant sensitivity, it’s a good idea to test spray a small area before spraying the entire plant.

Spray the Foundation & Perimeter

Back of house

Yard bug sprays can protect your yard and also help to deter bugs from entering your house. In addition to contact kill, our Yard Bug Spray has repellent properties. You can spray your home’s foundation and perimeter to create a protective barrier. Spray the lower portions of the foundation and the perimeter to about three feet out. Avoid spraying your home’s siding.

Take Care of Your Yard

Mowing lawn

Spraying your yard can help with pest problems, but you also want to implement other preventative measures that make your yard less appealing to bugs. Mow your lawn regularly, but wait a day or two after spraying your lawn to mow. Trim plants, shrubs, and tree branches, and make sure they aren’t touching the side of your house. Remove yard debris that can act as shelter for pests. Bugs are attracted to water, so minimize moisture build-up in your yard.

It can be annoying having pests crash your outdoor activities. To protect your yard from unwanted guests, you can spray your yard for bugs. Our Yard Bug Spray kills pests on contact and provides residual repellency. It’s formulated with plant oils, making it a more environmentally and family-friendly solution.

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