Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU

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Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU

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Product Overview

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.

Features and Specs

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
Manufacturer Maggie's Farm (Mfg. Number: MHBS024)
UPC 811249020243



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.

Carpenter Ants:

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.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Don't buy this product to control millipedes

    By Tom on 11/07/2021

    Don't Buy if you are trying to control millipedes. Product advertises that it works on millipedes. I bought two of the hose end and one of these hand sprays for near the house. Hose end product covers 5000 sq - I applied entire bottles to approx 200 sq feet and then spayed this bottle near house, pool etc. . Millipedes eat it for breakfast and spit it out. Does not even slow them down. Waste of my money; would not purchase again. Would give zero stars if possible.

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  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Don’t count on it

    By Cwg on 03/26/2022

    It was referred to me as I have Pre school children and animals in the house to use for sugar ants Eh it seemed to work at first but the ants seem to have adjusted and did a work around!! I sprayed again but again they seem to still pop up in the same places. Slates on the ants it works but it does nit deter their return So I feel it’s too expensive and I payed for shipping a f it was back ordered which means just in time inventory. So if you want to try it know you’ll wait 7-10 days a f know that it only kills the live bug but they will return Tj the same spot

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Does Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU kill carpet beetles ?

Also is it safe around kids & pests?


Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU is labeled for “crawling insects” in general but does not specifically list carpet beetles.  We normally recommend our Carpet Beetle Control Kit so that you will have everything you need for a complete treatment.  All products are safe for pets and people if used as directed.  You may want to look over our Carpet Beetle Treatment Guide for more information.  

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What are all the oils included in Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU?

Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU contains: 
Thyme Oil - 1.20% 
2-Phenethyl Propionate - 0.80% 
Rosemary Oil - 0.25%

You can also view the full product label here.

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Does Maggies Farm House Bug Spray RTU kill wheat and flour weevils?

Unfortunately, Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU is not labeled for wheat and flour weevils. Please provide us with more information to be able to recommend something that will work for your needs. You can give us a call at 866-581-7378 M – F 9 am – 5 pm EST.

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Can I spray Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU on my cats and dog for fleas?

Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU is only label for use in and around homes such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, garages, decks and patios around the outside perimeter at all possible Insect entry points.  You would not treat pets. Petcor would be a better option for treating on cats and dogs.

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Maggies Farm Home Bug Spray RTU 2 out of 5 stars Rating: 2 (2 Reviews / 4 Q&A)

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