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Maggie's Farm Home Bug Spray RTU is a botanical insecticide that is ready-to-use in a trigger spray bottle, Maggie's Farm Home Bug Spray kills and repels over 100 home-invading insects, including ants (includes carpenter ants), cockroaches, bed bugs, beetles, boxelder bugs, crickets, drain flies, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, flies, fruit flies, gnats, lady beetles, millipedes, mosquitoes, moths, pill bugs, silverfish, spiders, stink bugs, ticks and other crawling and flying insects. It is safe for use around children and pets. For use in and around homes, it contains natural plant oils as the active ingredients and has a natural fresh scent.
|Active Ingredient:||Thyme Oil - 1.20%
2-Phenethyl Propionate - 0.80%
Rosemary Oil - 0.25%
|Target pests:||Ants (includes Carpenter Ants), Cockroaches, Bed Bugs, Beetles, Box Elder Bugs, Crickets, Drain Flies, Earwigs, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Gnats, Lady Beetles, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Pill Bugs, Silverfish, Spiders, Stink Bugs, Ticks and other crawling and flying insects|
|For use in:||Residential: Indoors & Outdoors
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundry Rooms, Basements, Garages, Decks and Patios
Around the Outside Perimeter at all possible Insect Entry Points
|Application:||The mist setting is best when spraying a larger area
The straight stream setting is best for spraying from a distance, at a nest, or injecting into cracks
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on Label|
|Shipping Weight:||1.66 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Maggie's Farm (Mfg. Number: MHBS024)|
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Shake well before use and periodically during use.
Ready-to-use. Do not dilute. This product can be used indoors and outdoors.
Spray Nozzle Adjustments:
The spray nozzle has a wide mist setting and a narrow straight stream setting. The mist setting is best when spraying a larger area, and for covering a number of insects from fairly close range. The straight stream setting is best for spraying from a distance, at a nest, or injecting into cracks or wood-destroying insect tunnels and galleries.
Don’t use this product in the same area where you’ve used a Maggie’s Farm insect bait. Baits work by the insect eating them. This product is a contact killer and repellent, so you want to be sure not to repel insects from an area where you put down bait.
Crawling Insect Treatment:
To kill ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, pillbugs, silverfish, spiders and other crawling insects, spray as many insects as possible. Spray until damp, but not running off. You can also treat areas where pests tend to land, rest, or hide. Repeat as necessary.
Flying Insect Treatment:
To kill flies, gnats, mosquitoes, moths and other flying insects, direct spray at flying insects and contact as many as possible. Repeat as necessary.
Bed Bug Treatment:
To kill bed bugs, apply as a spot treatment in sleeping areas by using the straight stream nozzle setting and inject the product in cracks around baseboards, floorboards, doors and window frames. Use the mist nozzle setting to apply as a surface spray to carpets, floor coverings and rugs around sleeping areas. Spray until wet but not soaking. To treat beds, remove bedding, wash and dry in high heat. Make spot treatments using the stream nozzle setting and inject into cracks and crevices on bed frame, headboard and footboard. Apply to tufts, seams and edges on mattress and box springs only. Do not apply to entire surface of mattress or box springs. If the product scent is objectionable do not apply to the mattress, as it may take a few days to dissipate. Allow the spray to dry before using the mattress. For persistent infestations consult a pest control specialist.
Outdoor Perimeter Applications:
To apply as a perimeter barrier treatment, remove debris and leaf litter from around the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the house and remove or rake back deep mulch, rocks or other potential pest harborage sites next to the foundation. Apply in a 2 to 3 foot band on the foundation. Also apply around window frames and doorways, around vents, openings where utilities enter the home, and other possible pest entry points.
The most effective control for any ant species is to locate and treat the nest(s) if possible. When you find a nest, spray until wet with the product. Repeat if there is still activity a day or two later. If carpenter ants have infested wood or wall voids, use straight stream nozzle setting and inject the product through an existing opening or drill a small hole(s) so that you can reach the nest with the product.
Other Wood-Infesting Insects - Beetles and Borers, Termites, Carpenter Bees and Wood Wasps:
Find areas where pests have infested including tunnels, galleries, and cavities, and using the straight stream nozzle setting, inject product until the area is moist. Drill small holes 8-10” apart in the infested area to be sure galleries can be treated thoroughly. For Carpenter bees, treat the entrance holes and then plug with stainless steel wool. For termites, this product is only a supplemental treatment to kill workers and winged swarmers that are present in the area when you treat. It is not a substitute for a professional treatment. For any infestation of a wood-destroying pest where structural damage has occurred or could occur, we recommend you contact a pest control specialist.