Bonide Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray uses the active ingredient Pyrethrins which is an organic compound derived from African Chrysanthemum flowers and can be used until the day of harvest. Use this product on plants in your lawn and garden including vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, flowers, and roses. Bonide Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray can safely be used on your most delicate ornamentals, but is still strong enough to keep your garden safe from insect pests.
Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes. For use on plants intended for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification and being grown in interior plantscapes, ornamental gardens or parks, lawns and grounds.
This insecticide may be used outdoors or in greenhouses throughout the entire growing season or as a preharvest treatment when other insecticides are prohibited due to residue restrictions and use limitations. To control insects named on the plants listed on the label, use 7.5 to 15 fluid ounces of concentrate in 5 gallons of water or 3 to 5 tablespoons per 1 gallon. (1 tablespoon per quart of water.) Apply to insure thorough coverage of upper and lower leaf surfaces. Use caution on new growth and tender foliage.
Prepare only the amount of spray required. Holding dilute spray more than 24 hours is not recommended.
product works as advertised. convenient sized bottle. I will usually add a touch of horticultural oil or neem oil to make the solution a bit stickier. Not sure it makes a difference but the idea seems useful.
We use it this time of year (July/August) when the temps reach the mid to upper 90's and cannot use other products for fear of damaging our flowering plants when white flies and aphids decide to mount any attacks. Kills on contact and drives the critters out. We apply it in the very late evenings just before sunset with a 1 gallon sprayer and that minimizes any harm to the good insects we do want. It doesn't have any carry over the next morning so the bees and birds aren't bothered. Has a very short kill time span on contact and it doesn't smell that bad.
Harmful to honey bees? Product for blueberry Plants.
Unfortunately there are no "honey bee safe" products to use that are also labeled for use on edible plants/fruits/vegetables. To protect your honey bees, you need to take some precautions. Bonide Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray is a non-selective insecticide, so it will kill all of your insect pests - honey bees included. To avoid this, apply the product at night when the bees are not active. By the time morning rolls around, the product has dried and will hardly be harmful to them. It should also not be too big of a problem if your honey bees are not actively foraging.
How much spray does 1 pint of Bonide Pyrethrin concentrate make?
The end usage rate will depend on what you are using the product for. In general: to control insects named on the plants listed on the product label, use 7.5 to 15 fluid ounces of concentrate in 5 gallons of water or 3 to 5 tablespoons per 1 gallon. (1 tablespoon per quart of water.) To determine your usage rate and to determine how much end solution you will get please review the product label