- Our Home Bug Spray kills and repels the most common home-invading pests including ants (also carpenter ants), bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, and other crawling and flying pests
- Kills on contact with residual repellency
- Safe for use around children and pets when used as directed
- Uses natural plant oils as the active ingredients
- Leaves no harmful or oily residues
- Water-based formula
- Natural fresh scent
- For indoor and outdoor use
- Classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)
- Comes in a Recyclable container
Active Ingredients: Thyme oil, 2-Phenylethyl propionate, Rosemary oil
Inert Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl oleate, Wintergreen oil, Isopropyl myristate
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
How to Use Maggie's Farm Home Bug Spray
Always read label directions and precautions prior to use. Shake well before use and periodically during use. Ready-to-use. Do not dilute. This product can be used indoors and outdoors.
Checkout Our Guide on How to Use a Home Bug Spray for tips and tricks
Note: Don’t use this product in the same area where you’ve used a Maggie’s Farm insect bait. Baits work by the insect eating them.
Spray Nozzle Adjustments: The spray nozzle has a wide mist setting and a narrow straight stream setting. The mist setting is best when spraying a larger area, and for covering a number of insects from fairly close range. The straight stream setting is best for spraying from a distance, at a nest, or injecting into cracks or wood-destroying insect tunnels and galleries This product is a contact killer and repellent, so you want to be sure not to repel insects from an area where you put down bait.
Crawling Insect Treatment: To kill ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, crickets, earwigs, Firebrats, pillbugs, silverfish, spiders and other crawling insects, spray as many insects as possible. Spray until damp, but not running off. You can also treat areas where pests tend to land, rest, or hide. Repeat as necessary.
Flying Insect Treatment: To kill flies, gnats, mosquitoes, moths and other flying insects, direct spray at flying insects and contact as many as possible. Repeat as necessary.
Bed Bug Treatment: To kill bed bugs, apply as a spot treatment in sleeping areas by using the straight stream nozzle setting and inject the product in cracks around baseboards, floorboards, doors and window frames. Use the mist nozzle settings to apply as a surface spray to carpets, floor coverings, and rugs around sleeping areas. Spray until wet but not soaking. To treat beds, remove bedding, wash and dry in high heat. Make spot treatments using the stream nozzle setting and inject into cracks and crevices on bed frame, headboard and footboard. Apply to tufts, seams and edges on mattress and box springs only. Do not apply to entire surface of mattress or box springs. If the product scent is objectionable do not apply to the mattress, as it may take a few days to dissipate. Allow the spray to dry before using the mattress. For persistent infestations consult a pest control specialist.
Outdoor Perimeter Applications: To apply as a perimeter barrier treatment, remove debris and leaf litter from around the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the house and remove or rake back deep mulch, rocks or other potential pest harborage sites next to the foundation. Apply in a 2 to 3 foot band on the foundation. Also apply around window frames and doorways, around vents, openings where utilities enter the home, and other possible pest entry points.
Carpenter Ants: The most effective control for any ant species is to locate and treat the nest(s) if possible. When you find a nest, spray until wet with the product. Repeat if there is still activity a day or two later. If carpenter ants have infested wood or wall voids, use straight stream nozzle setting and inject the product through an existing opening or drill a small hole(s) so that you can reach the nest with the product.
Other Wood-Infesting Insects - Beetles and Borers, Termites, Carpenter Bees and Wood Wasps: Find areas where pests have infested including tunnels, galleries, and cavities, and using the straight stream nozzle setting, inject product until the area is moist. Drill small holes 8-10” apart in the infested area to be sure galleries can be treated thoroughly.
For Carpenter Bees: Treat the entrance holes and then plug with stainless steel wool. For termites, this product is only a supplemental treatment to kill workers and winged swarmers that are present in the area when you treat. It is not a substitute for a professional treatment. For any infestation of a wood-destroying pest where structural damage has occurred or could occur, we recommend you contact a pest control specialist.
Q. The label directions indicate that the nozzle has both a “SPRAY” and “STREAM” setting. However, it only has the word “ON” printed on the nozzle. Can you use it to either spray or stream the product?
A. Yes, the nozzle has both a “SPRAY” and a “STREAM” setting. While the nozzle only has “ON” printed on it, simply turn it to one of the “ON” positions for a spray setting, and the other “ON” position for a stream setting.
Q. What are polyglycerol oleate and isopropyl myristate that are listed in the inert ingredient section of the product label?
A. These ingredients are used as emulsifiers to help the oil and water in the formula to mix together well when the can is shaken to get an even, uniform mixture that is needed for product performance. Without these ingredients, the oil and water would remain separated (oil floats, water sinks), which compromises the effectiveness of the product.
These ingredients are on the US EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide Program approved list of ingredients. The Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray is classified by the US EPA as a minimum-risk pesticide.
Q: Can I spray this on everything?
A: You cannot spray onto food or food prep areas. If you do, clean area or discard food. Do not apply to plants. It is not for topical use for you or your pets. Do not spray directly on people or pets. Do not spray around insect baits that are being used. Always test on fabrics and plastic surfaces before using across a broad area. Our home bugs spray is a great indoor bug spray, for all your home pest control needs.
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Q: I am using this to deter bugs from entering my house. How often do I spray?
A: That depends on if you are fighting a current infestation or if you are being preemptive. I suggest every 2 weeks to once a month as a preventative, or as needed. As long as you are ok with the fragrance of the natural plant oils you and test on surfaces before use, feel free to use it as much or as little is needed.
Q: Can I spray this on my plants?
A: This product is not labeled for use on plants, I can suggest our 3 in 1 garden spray. If you decide to use it, make sure to test a small area before broadly spraying over the whole plants, and read all of the labels instructions.
Q: How do you turn the nozzle?
A: The first turn can be difficult, but you can use a pair of pliers to get a good grip on it and twist it either way. There are 2 off positions, 1 mist spray position, and 1 stream spray position.
Q: How long will this smell last?
A: This depends upon the surface that was sprayed, the amount of product used, and if it was used indoors or outdoors. The more porous and absorbent the surface the longer it will last. If you used a considerable amount it will also last longer. You can help it clear out if you open windows to the enclosed area, or put a fan on it. If using a larger amount of spray you can clean the area with a mild soap such as dawn.
Q: How effective is Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray as a home bug treatment?
A. Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray is an excellent go-to for home pest control. It is formulated using natural plant oils and kills the most common home-invading pests including ants (also carpenter ants), bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, and other crawling and flying pests. The residual then repels other pests who come near it.
Q. Does this work on bed bug eggs?
A. No. Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray is labeled for bed bug adults, but not adult eggs. Many insecticides are labeled as such (for adults, and not for eggs). Vacuuming or going through the washer and dryer on high heat are the most effective treatments for bed bug eggs.
Q. To get rid of bed bugs do I need to keep spraying this or will the one treatment take care of them all?
A. For a spot treatment to kill bed bugs, apply Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray or Maggie’s Farm Ant & Roach Killer as in bedrooms/sleeping areas by using the straight stream nozzle setting to inject the product in cracks around baseboards, floorboards, doors, and window frames.
Use the “mist” nozzle settings to apply as a surface spray to carpets, floor coverings, and rugs around sleeping areas. Spray until damp, but not soaked.
Keep in mind that to use any spray as a bed bug treatment, it will require several applications. Any bed bugs that you don’t kill directly by spraying them will only be repelled by the botanical oils in Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray.
Your best bet is to treat these same crack/crevice/void areas and the mattress/bed frame/headboard with unscented Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug Killer.
Bed bugs are most commonly found in bedrooms and furniture near where host humans sleep. The most effective long-term approach to get rid of bed bugs at home is to treat your mattress, bed frame, headboard, nearby furniture, floorboards, etc. in areas near your bed. Bed Bugs are stealthy and sneaky and can easily cram themselves into tiny cracks, crevices, wall voids, and other out-of-the-way areas, so this is where you’ll want to focus your application.
Our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective Bed Bug Killer is proven to be an even more effective desiccant (dehydrating) dust than diatomaceous earth, and when left undisturbed, remains effective for up to 10 years.
For best results, remove bedding, wash and dry it thoroughly in high heat, and vacuum carpeting, rugs, and the mattress/box spring thoroughly. Place the vacuum bag in a plastic bag, seal it and throw away in an outdoor garbage can. Also, take your bed frame, nearby furniture, and electrical plates apart to get the best exposure for application.
I bought this product from Walmart. The reason I bought it was because of the ingredients. I didn’t expect anything outstanding, but boy oh boy was I wrong! This stuff is amazing! It works so well. Kills everything I want it to, and doesn’t bother my small dog. Win win for me. I hope they never stop making this.
Great bug killer
Great for inside the house. Fresh smell and isn't harmful to children or pets. Bugs die when you use this.
Random but amazing purchase.
I purchased this product actually a while ago at a Publix. It was all they had to control roaches at the time. So I bought it not really expecting much because anything that I've had experience with that says child and pet friendly usually does not work. I did not purchase it for these reasons though. It has a strong odour, but not unpleasant at all. It genuinely kills the German roaches we have/had on contact. Until I can get some bombs set off or afford pest control I think this will be a great go to.
This is the best bug spray I have used! It is safe to use around pets and children. It works!!!! I live in the woods and it keeps all types of bugs away. I am not fond of the smell, but within a short time span, the smell fades away.