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Best Yard Bug Spray Ready to Use Plant Based Insecticide

Maggie's Farm Simply Effective Yard Bug Spray


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32 oz of plant-oil-based, ready-to-use yard bug spray, pest control concentrate for use on lawns, landscapes, and home perimeters—kills and repels the most common outdoor bugs!



  • Our bug spray for yards kills and repels the most common outdoor lawn, landscape and perimeter pests including ants (includes Carpenter ants), cockroaches, fleas, mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, and other common yard and perimeter insect pests
  • Comes equipped with a hose-end sprayer connector for your garden hose
  • Effectively treats up to 5,000 sq ft
  • Safe for use around children and pets when used as directed
  • Uses natural plant oils as the active ingredients, leaving no harmful residues
  • Easy-to-use yard spray
  • Natural fresh scent
  • Outdoor use only
  • This product is classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)
  • Recyclable container

Active Ingredients: Thyme oil, 2-Phenylethyl propionate, Rosemary oil

Inert Ingredient: Water, Polyglyceryl oleate, Wintergreen oil, Isopropyl myristate

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How to use Maggie's Farm Yard Bug Spray

Always read label directions and precautions prior to use. Shake well before use and periodically during use. Outdoor use only.

Sprayer Directions: Attach the bottle nozzle to a garden hose. Make sure the nozzle is in the “OFF” position, and turn on the water spigot to fully open. Extend hose to the farthest area to be treated. Hold the bottle upright and point nozzle toward the treatment site (not the ground). Bend the small plastic safety tab with your thumb and turn to “ON”. Begin spraying, working back towards the spigot. The bottle will empty after 10-12 minutes of spraying. To stop spraying, turn to “OFF” position. Turn the water off. To relieve pressure before disconnecting nozzle from the hose, turn dial to “WATER” until the water stops. Then turn back to “OFF” position and disconnect from hose.

Treatment Directions: This bottle is designed to cover up to 5000 sq ft. For preventative treatment and light infestations, apply at a rate of 500-600 sq ft per minute. For heavy infestations apply at a rate of 250- 300 sq ft per minute. For best results, wait a day or two before mowing or watering the treated area. Reapply monthly, or as needed.

Lawns: For lawn pests, spray in a sweeping motion to cover the target area, overlapping the spray to get total coverage.

Trees, Bushes and Heavy Vegetation: For plant pests, mosquitoes, ticks and other pests that harbor in heavy vegetation, spray thoroughly to insure treatment reaches deep into vegetation, versus just spraying the top. Spray foliage to the point of runoff.

Ornamental Plants: For aphids, beetles, caterpillars, mites, scale insects, whiteflies, and other garden pests, spray to wet the foliage to runoff. Spray on the underside of leaves as much as possible. Only apply at the lower rate (500-600 sq ft per minute) to minimize potential burning of felicate plants, and apply late in the day.

Building Foundation (Perimeter Treatments): To help prevent ants, boxelder bugs, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, fleas, firebrats, millipedes, roaches, spiders, sowbugs/pillbugs, springtails, stink bugs and other crawling pests from getting inside the house, spray the lower portion of the foundation and the perimeter to about 3 feet out. Do not spray on siding.


Q. Why is it recommended to test on plants first before applying the yard bug spray to the entire plant?

A. Some plants/foliage can be sensitive to plant oils (especially tender new growth and blooms). We recommend that our outdoor spray products, such as yard bug spray be tested on plants/foliage to be sprayed to ensure they are not sensitive to the plant oil active ingredients. It is important to also remember that other conditions could make plants more susceptible as well, such as if a plant is stressed due to drought conditions, excessive heat (do not spray plants in the middle of a hot summer day – apply at dusk), etc. 

Q. How often do I need to reapply?

A. Like all lawn and garden products, the frequency of application of our lawn and garden products depends on a number of factors, including area of application, type and severity of pest problem, moisture conditions and temperature. The frequency of application information is listed on all of Maggie’s Farm product labels.

A good rule of thumb: one should expect to apply more frequently if applying in larger areas, when the pest problem is severe, after heavy rain, if moisture conditions are high and/or if temperatures are high. It is also important to keep in mind that, unlike synthetic pesticides, the plant oils we use in our products are designed to break down over a short period of time so they do not persist in the environment or leave long-term pesticide residues

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Safe & Great

Love this stuff. We spray it along the perimeter of our house and it keeps bugs from coming inside. It is safe and natural, which is reassuring. We live as far south as you can go in Texas, where it it semi-tropical, so there are year-round bugs. Although, once a year or so, after a hard rain, we will find a few ant trails near the kitchen or in one of the bathrooms. So, I use Maggie's inside spray and ant baits, and they work. To be able to keep bugs out of houses down here, is a feat for something that is not toxic to humans.

Robyn B.
United States United States

Great for pets and getting rid of bugs

My family loves this yard bug spray, now that it’s summer all of the bugs are coming out! We sprayed this all over our yard and felt good about it because it is safe to use around the whole family, even pets!! Which is not something you see very often, this products is so effective we love it and will be getting more, we are also telling all of our friends and family about it we love it and highly recommend

Natalie Terranova

Good product

Helped with mosquitoes and some bugs, but still have issues with ants. Overall will continue purchasing, lived the smell!

Rocio G.
United States United States