Bonide Garden Dust

Bonide Garden Dust

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Bonide Garden Dust is a natural way to control insects and disease in your garden. The special blend of pyrethrin, copper, and sulfur is easy to dust or spray on fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The dust is tinted green to blend in with your plants' foliage.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Basic copper sulfate 5% Pyrethrins 0.03% Sulfur 25%
Target pests Insects: Aphids, Armyworms, Asparagus, Beetles, Bean Beetles, Bean Leaf Beetle, Beet Webworms, Blister, Beetles, Cabbage Looper, Cabbage Worms, Caterpillars, Celery Leaftiers, Colorado Potato Beetle, Corn Earworm, Cucumber Beetles, Diamond Back Moth, Exposed Thrips, Fireworms, Flea Beetles, Fruit Flies, Harlequin Bugs, Imported Cabbageworm, Japanese Beetles, Leafhoppers, Leafrollers, Leaftiers, Mexican Bean Beetle, Mites, Oblique-banded Leaf Rollers, Potato Leafhoppers, Psyllids, Stink Bugs, Twelvespotted Cucumber Beetle, Webworms, Whiteflies, and others
Diseases: Anthracnose, Apple Cedar Rust, Black Rot, Fire Blight, Frog Eye, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew, Scab, Sooty Blotch, and others
* See label for complete list
For use in Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers
Application * See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation Group M1 Fungicide
Group 3A Insecticide
Special Features Use up to day of harvest
Shipping Weight 0.75 lbs
Manufacturer Bonide (Mfg. Number: 931)
UPC 037321009313
EPA Registration 4-473



Shake container to fluff powder. Cover both tops and undersides of leaves with thin uniform film of dust. Depending on foliage density, 10 oz. will cover approximately 625 sq. ft. Start applying when plants leaf out in the Spring before insects and diseases appear, as it is easier to prevent than cure certain diseases. Try to hit as many insects as possible. Best results are obtained in early morning or evening when wind is calm. Avoid use during high temperatures on plants susceptible to sulfur injury, such as melons, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins. Repeat treatment every 7 to 10 days, as needed. Do not apply to food crops within one day of harvest.

Use on listed garden vegetables, fruits and ornamentals.

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Will Bonide Garden Dust kill hornworms?

Bonide Garden Dust is not labeled for hornworms.  We recommend using Sevin Dust for hornworms.

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Will Bonide Garden Dust harm bees?
Yes, Bonide Garden Dust product label states that it is highly toxic to bees. If you are looking for a product that will not harm bees, Mavrik Perimeter is the only product that we are aware of that is labeled not toxic to bees and is safe to spray on ornamental plants. You should only apply the product when bees are not actively foraging in the area and once it has dried it will be safe for the bees. Please be aware this product is not to be used in or around edibles.

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Does Bonide Garden Dust kill Yellow Jackets?

Bonide Garden Dust is not labeled for Yellow Jackets. We would not recommend it. Please visit our Yellow Jacket control page for the most effective tips and products. 

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Will Bonide Garden Dust help with my frog problem?

Or can you recommend something . I have a terrible problem with Tree frog. I also need something to put in my fountains .. these frogs are everywhere ... Help!


Bonide Garden Dust will not help with frogs directly, and it cannot be applied to water.  It is only applied to Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers as directed on the product label.

There are no toxic products labeled for frogs or toads (or reptiles for that matter), and given the highly beneficial nature of these amphibians there is not likely to be anything coming along.The reasons they are on your property are because they can find food and proper habitat, and these are probably your only means for making them go away. Take away their food and they will forage somewhere else. Take away the conditions they need for hiding all day and they will seek refuge someplace else.

Habitat modification may be the more effective way to limit frogs on your property. Frogs are mainly nocturnal, and they seek food at night when it is cooler and damper. During the day they look for cool, damp, dark places to hide. They will hide under dense shrubbery or ground covers, under logs or lumber on the soil, or under large landscape rocks and timbers to avoid the hot, dry sun. Trim shrubbery, remove thick ground-cover, stack lumber or firewood off of the soil a few inches and remove any other objects or debris that come in contact with the soil and can provide harborage. Limit watering to help eliminate moisture from your yard.  You can also reduce the amount of insects (the frogs food source) in your yard by treating the grass with a residual insecticide such as Talstar PL.

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Bonide Garden Dust is a little over a year old will it still be effective?
Bonide Garden Dust if stored in a cool dry area should still be effective a year or more later.

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