- 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, millipedes, 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
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
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. In general, re-apply about every 4 weeks, or sooner if needed.
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
Q. Can I use the Yard Bug Spray as a mosquito yard spray?
A. Yes, the yard bug spray can be used to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. Application to plants, foliage surrounding the area you are trying to eliminate mosquitoes will be necessary.
Time will tell as far as effectiveness, but I love the fact that my pets will be safe with this product! Our lawn was diagnosed with Clover Mites and they are systematically destroying every blade of grass. I found that I should've ordered 2 bottles, as I ran out before finishing the entire lawn. It was hard to gauge quantity as I was applying. Also probably not the best time to be treating the lawn in the middle of a hit summer. I will do another application in the fall. Here's hoping!!! Clover mites leave random dead patches all over... initially the grass has that sage green look as if it just needs water. But alas, the mites are sucking the sap from each blade leaving death in their wake:(
Wonderful and pet safe.
Had droughts but was desperate since we have weekly barbecues / tried in front yard (small) no mosquitoes at all so we did back / lasted for at least 4 days but was very satisfied / have outside Dodd and birds all ok / will continue using it
Didn't need to use it yet since problem with millipedes disappeared. Ready now if problem recurs.