Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use

Captain Jack\'s Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use

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Product Overview

Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use is formulated with Spinosad which is derived from a soil dwelling bacterium that came from an abandoned and desolated rum distillery on a Carribean Island. This formula is used to control insect pests on ornamental and edible crops for up to four weeks. It can kill target pest insects through feeding on treated foliage, making it less impactful on non-target insects including beneficial.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Spinosad 0.001%
Target pests Bagworms, Borers, Beetles, Caterpillars, Codling Moth, Gypsy Moth, Loopers, Leaf Miners, Spider Mites, Tent Caterpillars, Thrips and others
* See Label for complete list
For use in Vegetables, Apples, Berries, Citrus Trees and others
* See Label for complete list
Application * See Label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Shipping Weight 2.70 lbs
Manufacturer Bonide (Mfg. Number: 250)
UPC 037321002505
EPA Registration 4-472



Codling moths, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Oriental fruit moths, Tufted apple budmoths, Asparagus beetles, Armyworms, Fireworms, Fruitflies (suppression), Fruitworms, Loopers, Thrips, Katydids, Worms (Caterpillars), Cabbage loopers, Diamondback moths, Imported cabbage worms Colorado potato beetles, Berry moths, Borers, Corn borers, Earworms, Husk flies (suppression), Navel orangeworms, Peach twig borers, Shuckworms, Webworms, Emerald ash borers, Gall midges, Leaf-feeding beetles, Sawfly larvae, Spider mites, Bagworms, Gypsy moths, and Tent caterpillars.

  • Use on fruits, vegetables, berries, citrus, grapes, nuts and ornamentals
  • Kills: thrips, spider mites, leaf feeding beetles, sawfly larvae and other listed insects
  • For control of foliage feeding worms (caterpillars), thrips and other lised pests on roses, flowers and other outdoor ornamentals


For residential use in home gardens, lawns and ornamentals. Not for use on plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.

This insecticide is intended for control of worms (caterpillars) and other listed insects. This does not significantly impact predatory beneficial insects, predatory mites, and spiders while controlling target pests. Susceptible insect pests may be observed on plants up to several hours after treatment, but will have ceased active feeding before being killed. Spinosad is classified as an organic substance by the USDA National Organic Standards Board.

Captain Jack’s DEADBUG Brew contains Spinosad “spin-OH-sid”. Spinosad is derived from a naturally occurring soil dwelling bacterium that was collected from an abandoned rum distillery on a Caribbean island in 1982. This unique bacterium was defined as a new species when it was discovered and it has never been found in nature anywhere else in the world. Since being discovered, Spinosad has become a pesticide used by agriculture world-wide in the production of organic produce. Today, Spinosad is available to the homeowner in Captain Jack’s DEADBUG Brew Spinosad Ready-to-Use.


Shake Well Before Use

This may be applied directly from this container. Make a thorough and complete application (a thin, uniform film) to both the tops and undersides of leaves. Apply when wind is very light or absent, usually early morning or evening will prevent drift and loss of product to adjacent areas.


Apply when listed insects are present. Repeat applications may be made as indicated in the Home Gardens section on the Label. See your state extension service recommendations for treatment guidelines in your area.

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Does Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use have an odor?

Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use lists on the SDS that it has a “slightly musty” odor.

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Is there a limit to how many times I can apply Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use on pumpkin plants in one season?

Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use should not be applied more than six times per season as directed (minimum of 5 days before reapplication). Three days from application to harvest time. Please refer to the product label for full instructions and information on pumpkin application on page 6.

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Is the Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use safe to use for leeks?

Green Onions / Leeks are NOT listed on the Ready to Use booklet.


Unfortunately, according to the manufacturer the Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use cannot be used on leeks (green onions). We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff for more advice on what you can use on these edible plants.

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What does "Ready to Use" mean for Captain Jack's Dead Bug?

Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Ready-To-Use means that the product is pre-mixed and there is no mixing with water before use.

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