Monterey Garden Insect Spray RTS

Monterey Garden Insect Spray RTS

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Product Overview

Monterey Garden Insect Spray RTS is an easy to ready-to-spray liquid insecticide used to control insects on outdoor ornamentals, vegetables, lawns, fruit trees and more. It is formulated to use for organic gardening and is OMRI Listed. This insecticide contains naturally-occuring Spinosad, making it a perfect product to use to control and eliminate insects like codling moth, leafminers, gypsy moth, borers, thrips, fire ants and more. The Garden Insect Spray RTS is applied depending on the level of infestation and should be applied thoroughly to the targeted area until dripping wet. The Garden Insect Spray RTS is available in a 16 oz. reardy-to-spray bottle that easily attaches to any garden hose-end.

Note: Please refer to Zone Map and see which plants will thrive at certain zones.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Spinosad 0.5%
Target pests Armyworms, Borers, Cornbores, Colorado Potato Beetles, Gall Midges, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Thrips, Sawflies, Sod Webworms and more
* See label for complete list
For use in Citrus, Fruit and Nut Trees, Lawns, Ornamentals, Vegetables and more
* See label for complete list
Application Garden Hose-end Sprayer
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
Special Features Use in Organic Gardening
Time to Kill 1 Week
Shipping Weight 1.28 lbs
Manufacturer Monterey Lawn & Garden (Mfg. Number: LG 6130)
UPC 022179102439
EPA Registration 62719-314-54705


Directions for Use:

  • 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.
  • Monterey Garden Insect Spray is intended for control of worms (caterpillars) and other listed insects. Monterey Garden Insect Spray 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.

Note: Shake well before using and avoid freezing.

Hose-End Sprayer Directions:

  1. Before beginning, make sure the top blue water flow valve is in the “OFF” position, and the side red product flow valve is up in the “OFF” position.
  2. Shake container well and attach it to your garden hose.
  3. Turn on the water faucet.
  4. To apply, remove side pin labeled “PULL OUT” and rotate the side red product flow valve counterclockwise to the “ON” position. While holding the sprayer at waist height point the sprayer away from your face and body, and put the top blue water flow valve clockwise to the upright “OFF” position and replace the side pin.
  5. When spraying is complete, or if spraying stops at any time, press the top blue water flow valve with thumb to the rear to shut off water. Turn the side red product flow valve clockwise to the upright “OFF” position and replace the side pin.
  6. Turn off the water at the faucet.
  7. Remove the container from the garden hose, rinse thoroughly, and follow the directions in the Storage and Disposal section for storing or disposing of the container.

How To Use:

Apply uniformly to both upper and lower surfaces of plant foliage.

Note: Always read Product Label for complete list of application rates, user directions and more information about the product.


What is Monterey Garden Insect Spray?
Monterey Garden Insect Spray is a new, environmentally-friendly insecticide made from naturally-occurring Spinosad. This new organic chemistry is now available for the homeowner and is a perfect replacement for some of the more traditional insecticide products. Spinosad, a byproduct of fermentation, was discovered in an abandoned rum distillery in Puerto Rico. Spinosad comes from a naturally-occurring actinomycete.

What is Monterey Garden Insect Spray used for?
To control various insects in citrus, fruit and nut trees, vegetables, lawns, and ornamentals.

What insects are controlled?
It is very effective on lepidoptera insects (caterpillars and worms). It controls leafminers, thrips, borers, colorado potato beetles, leafrollers, cornbores, sod webworms, armyworms, sawflies, gall midges, and many more.

On vegetables and fruit trees, how close to harvest can I apply?
On most vegetables, 1 day before harvest. The minimum on fruit trees is 7-14 days. Consult the label for the exact time.

How many times should I apply in one season, and at what intervals?
That depends on the level of infestation. On most vegetables and fruits, up to 6 applications can be made per season. These are spaced at 7 day intervals or more. On ornamentals and lawns, there are no restrictions.

How much do I use?
Should be applied thoroughly to the area to be treated. Spray foliage to the point of runoff.

Is Monterey Garden Insect Spray OMRI Listed?

What about fruit trees for borer control?
It is very effective on insects that get into stone fruit. Apply at 7-day intervals throughout the infestation period.

What about fire ants?
Monterey Garden Insect Spray can be used to control fire ants as an individual mound treatment. Apply 10% around the mound and the remainder onto it. Do not disturb the mound before treatment. For best results, apply just after a recent rainfall when temperatures are between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

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