Maggie's Farm Simply Effective Flying Insect Killer
A 14 oz plant-oil-based flying insect control aerosol, specially-formulated to be lethal to mosquitoes, flies, gnats, moths, and other flying insects.
- Kills and repels the most common flying nuisance pests including flies, gnats, mosquitoes, and moths
- Uses natural plant oils as the active ingredients, leaving no harmful residues
- For indoor and outdoor use
- Kills on contact with residual repellency
- Safe for use around children and pets, when used as directed
- Water-based formula means no oily residue
- Pleasant citrus mint scent
- Contains no Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are harmful to the ozone layer
- Comes in a recyclable container
- This product is classified as a minimum-risk pesticide under EPA FIFRA 25(b)
Active Ingredients: Peppermint oil, Thyme oil, Lemongrass oil
Inert ingredients: Water, Isopropyl alcohol, White mineral oil, Cottonseed oil, Wintergreen oil, Polyglyceryl oleate, Isopropyl myristate, Nitrogen
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always read label directions and precautions prior to use. Shake well before use and periodically during use. This product can be used indoors and outdoors. For optimal spraying, rotate the spray nozzle to point in the same direction as the red dot located on the top rim of the can. Point spray nozzle away from face and press button firmly to spray, holding the can upright.
Flying Insect Treatment: To kill flies, gnats, mosquitoes, moths and other flying insects, direct spray at flying insects and contact as many as possible. Spray in short 2 – 3 second bursts. For best results, spray flies when they are resting to get the best spray coverage possible. When using indoors, wipe up excess. Repeat as necessary. When using outdoors, spray breeding areas such as in and around garbage cans and compost piles, and areas where pests may be entering your home. Repeat as necessary.
- There are times when I spray the Maggie’s Farm Flying Insect Killer on larger flies, and it does not seem to work as fast as when I spray smaller flying insects like gnats and mosquitoes. Why is that?
In general, larger insects will take longer to kill versus smaller ones because the botanical oil actives need more time to penetrate the exoskeleton of the larger bugs to kill them. Flying insects can present an additional challenge given how quick they move, making it difficult to hit them with the amount of spray needed to take them down. If they get a good dosage of product sprayed on them, they will die. There is also a high likelihood that they will die shortly after they are sprayed too and fly away (after the botanical oils penetrate their exoskeleton).
- What are polyglycerol oleate and isopropyl myristate that are listed in the inert ingredient section of the product label?
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 Flying Insect Killer is classified by the US EPA as a minimum-risk pesticide (see link: www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides).