Monterey Bug Buster II

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews | 7 Q&A

Monterey Bug Buster II

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3.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.5

2 Reviews | 7 Q&A

Product Overview

Monterey Bug Buster II provides quick knockdown and residual control of spiders, ants, grasshoppers, roaches, and other outdoor pests around your home. This synthetic pyrethroid insecticide can also be sprayed on vegetables and ornamental trees to control aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers and other pests.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Esfenvalerate 0.42%
Target pests Spiders, ants, crickets, Aphids, Fleas, Ticks, Crickets, Cockroaches and Many More
* See label for complete list
For use in Lawn, Ornamental, Outdoor Home and Garden
- For Roses, Flowers, Shrubs, Fruits, Vegetables, Lawns & Other Outdoor Surfaces
* See label for complete list
Application 2 oz. per gallon of water
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, when used as directed on label - Harmful to bees
Shipping Weight 1.22 lbs
Manufacturer Monterey Lawn & Garden (Mfg. Number: LG 6384)
UPC 022179103313
EPA Registration 1021-1778-54705


One Application Kills Beetles (including Japanese Beetle), Cicadas, Caterpillars (Including Tomato Hornworm), Grasshoppers, Ants, Fleas, Ticks & Other Lawn, Garden & Nuisance Insects.

Use as a Yard & Lawn Spray, Rose and Flower Spray, Fruit & Vegetable Garden Spray, Fruit and Nut Tree Spray, Ornamental Tree and Shrub Spray, Outside Perimeter Spray, Deck and Patio Spray.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Not used yet this year because of all the wet weather/wind

    By Terry on 05/02/2017

    All that I have to go on, is I've used it in the past years with great success.

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  • 3 of 5 Stars


    By Terry on 04/26/2015

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    I can't give a review on the product BUG BUSTER 11 yet. it will be a few weeks before I use it. my gourds are still indoors ready to plant this week. our nights have been from the 20s for lows and highs in the 50s. can't wait to give it a try. nothing else worked last year on vine borers and squash bug, amongst other nasty beetles. never got a pumpkin to not rot. even my only 400# pumpkin was rotting the day we try to harvest it. if this product works I will be using it for years to come. since I can't mail this review without a rating, i'll give you a 3 till I've given it a chance to work.

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Questions & Answers

Have a question about this product?
How well does Bug Buster II kill grasshoppers in my turnip green patch?

Bug Buster II is labeled to treat for and will do a great job treating for grasshoppers in turnip greens. You can apply it up to 7 days pre harvest.

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What time of the day is best to spray Monterey Bug Buster II?

On fruit trees and vegetables, etc. How long before I can eat fruits?


Monterey Bug Buster II would be best applied in the morning or evening when temperatures are not too high.  You will need to refer to the product label for the pre harvest interval for applications to anything edible.  It can range from 1 to 21 days.

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Can I use Monterey Bug Buster II for grasshoppers eating leaves on a backyard lemon tree?

Monterey Bug Buster II can be used for grasshoppers on fruit trees.

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What is the mix rate for Monterey Bug Buster II ?

Monterey Bug Buster II is applied at 2 oz. per gallon of water. Please review the product label here

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Is Bug Buster II good for the treatment of chiggers?

I was bitten over 300 times. I believe the chiggers were in a pile of old damp leaves.

Bug Buster II is not labeled for chiggers. Onslaught insecticide is labeled for chiggers and can be used both indoors and outdoors as a broadcast spray. Chiggers are not known to infest structures. Chiggers are most likely outdoors in your yard. Many people are lead to believe that the infestation is indoors because they do not feel the effects of the chigger bites right away and then are lead to believe they are being bitten at a later time. Treatments for chiggers should begin in May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.

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Monterey Bug Buster II 3.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.5 (2 Reviews / 7 Q&A)

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