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The active ingredient in Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew is Spinosad insecticide, that is a naturally occuring soil dwelling bacterium. This unique bacterium was collected on a Caribbean island from an abadoned rum distillery in 1982 and has never been found anywhere else in the world. Spinosad pesticide Kills bagworms, borers, codling moths, spider mites and others.
|Active Ingredient:||Spinosad - .5%|
|Target pests:||Codling Moth, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Oriental fruit moth, Tufted apple budmoth, Asparagus beetles, Armyworms, Fireworms, Fruitfly, Fruitworms, Loopers, Thrips, Katydids, Caterpillar Worms, Cabbage Looper, Diamondback moth, Imported cabbage worm, Colorado potato beetle, Berry moth worms, Borers, Fruit flies, Earworm, Husk Fly, Navel orangeworms, Peach twig borer, Shuckworms, Webworms, Corn borers, Sod webworm, Cat fleas suppression, Emerald ash borer, Gall midges, Leaf feeding beetles, Sawfly larvae, Spider Mites, Gypsy moth, Tent Caterpillars, Bagworms, Fire ants|
|For use in:||Residential: Home Gardens, Lawns, Ornamentals, Fruit Trees, Citrus Trees, Vegetables and Berries
* See label for complete list
|Application:||2 oz. per gallon of water per 1,000 sq. ft.
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Yield:||Up to 8 Gallons|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, DC, HI|
|Shipping Weight:||1.23 lbs|
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 insect control product is intended for control of worms (caterpillars) and other listed insects. This product 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.
Add the required amount of this product to the specified amount of water, mix thoroughly, and apply uniformly to both upper and lower surfaces of plant foliage. Mix only as much spray as needed for a single treatment. In vegetable gardens, for best results, do not use more than 3 gallons of spray for 1000 sq ft of area. Do not use kitchen utensils for measuring. Keep measuring utensils with product and away from children.
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24 of 24 people found this review helpful:
Excellent organic control
By Linda in Savannah GA on 09/24/2012
I was having a recurrent yearly problem with whitefly, spider mites and leaf miners in my Savannah GA autumn vegetable garden. The eggplant, tomatoes and bell peppers were most affected. Capt Jack's Deadbug Brew Concentrate, containing Spinosad is an excellent control. I found that adding 4 tbsp Capt Jack's and 2 cups of milk to a gallon jug, filling it with water then spraying the entire plant with this mixture controlled the pests AND the fungal/mildew problems that are normal in humid deep south gardens. Happy Harvesting!
18 of 19 people found this review helpful:
By Jim in USA Riverside,ca on 11/02/2011
I've used this insectacide before and it works great on citrus. The price is right if you buy a large amount.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful:
By in Denver on 06/06/2013
Great natural product without pesticides for food grade plants. Must do multiple applications every 3 days to kill eggs 3 times over 9 days.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful:
Got Potato Bugs...I dont
By in Hurlock, MD on 07/19/2013
We couldn't find anything that would keep those awful Potato Bugs from trying to ruin our Potato plants....Captain Jack's saved our garden!!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
CAPTAIN JACKS DEADBUG BREW CONCENTRATE
By Ann in Los Angeles CA on 07/21/2014
Excellent instructions. Easy to use. No odor or fumes. As yet no appearance of additional leafminor damage after one brew application Saturday July 5 on two heirloom tomato plants (16 days).
4 of 22 people found this review helpful:
Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate
By in Simpsonville, S.C. on 06/05/2013
I purchased the product to try and rid my yard (and house) of the Kudzu bug or, more accurately, the kudzu stink bug. I mixed the concentate and sprayed, right onto the subject, with no results. I didn't find one dead bug after spraying. I was informed later that the bug actually has to ingest the spray for it to be effective. Therefore, I have to rate it 0 stars
Exactly what I needed
By Hugo in Navarre, FL on 07/01/2016
This stuff is exactly what I needed. I love how easy it is to apply and how effective it is. Awesome stuff!
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06/25/2015 Kathy from Garfield
QDoes Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate harm bees?
ACaptain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate can harm bees that come incontact with it. You want to apply when they are not pollinating.
09/14/2013 Laura from Arcadia Ca
QWhat is the dilution ratio for the Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate?
We have leaves on citrus trees that are curling and somewhat dry, we think due to a pest.. so, we have the concentrate , we need the ratio to water (we have lost the pamphlet ).
AAccording to the Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Product Label, you would use 2 ounces of product to each gallon of water.
05/16/2012 Joseph from Coral Springs, Fl
QCan Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate be used on cilantro? It doesn't list cilantro specifically.
It doesnt list cilantro specifically but under herbs it says "no limited to".
AYes, you can use Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew on your Cilantro. Use the same mixing instructions listed for leafy vegetables and herbs on the product label.
06/12/2015 Ren from Las Vegas
QWill using Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew harm ladybugs and other good bugs?
ACaptain Jack's Deadbug Brew Concentrate could possibly harm beneficial bugs if they come in contact with it since it is an insecticide.
QDoes Spinosad, the active ingredient in Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate, kill moth larvae?
AYes, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate does kill foliage feeding caterpillars (moth larvae).
06/20/2015 Chuck from Boxford, Ma
QIs it ok to apply Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate before an expected heavy rain?
AIt is best to apply products like Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate when rain is not expected within 24 hours after application.
06/02/2015 A. from Ashland, New Hampshire 03217
QDoes Capt. Jacks Deadbug Ready Spray kill the good bugs like bumble bees, ladybugs, etc... ?
ACaptain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate could kill beneficial insects that come in contact with it.
06/01/2015 Justin from Mi
QWill Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate harm the ladybugs?
ACaptain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate could harm lady bugs that come in contact with it.
04/29/2015 Ruth from Mackinac Island, Mi
QI work at a butterfly house. Our garden has all sorts of pests ranging from mealy bugs to spider mites. Will C
We have been trying to find organic pesticides that only harm pests. Safer has been our go to option but does not deliver the results that we expect. Captain Jacks was recommended to us by farmers.
ACaptain Jack's Deadbug Brew is labeled for treating spider mites and many other listed insects. It doesn't not specifically list mealybugs but you can contact Bonide (315-736-8231) to see if it will be effective. Captain Jack's is also suggested for organic gardening.
04/19/2015 Bill from As.
QCan you spray Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew on the fruit also
01/15/2015 Pilar from Ca
QCan product be used as a DORMANT SPRAY?
Was advised to use dormant spray on hard pruned roses (some nurserymen don't do this)...noticed that Captain Jack's kills borers...would it kill any borer larvae?
A Yes, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate can be used as a dormant spray on your roses. Yes, this product will kill borer larvae.
Yes, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate can be used as a dormant spray on your roses.
Yes, this product will kill borer larvae.
12/04/2014 Karen from Houston, Tx
QAfter spraying a lemon tree, can I use the grated rind?
AThere is a one day (24 hours) that you must wait between application and harvesting. Just wash the lemons with water prior to using. Captain Jack's can be used anytime listed insects are feeding. Do not apply the product more then six times per year with a minimum wait of six days between applications. Depending on the issue they might want to consider another product to use in conjunction with the Captain Jack's. If you have any additional questions, please contant Bonide at (315) 736-8231.
08/11/2014 Bertie from Beaumont,tx
QHow much Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate do I spray on fruit trees? I lost the instructions.
05/02/2012 Johnmark from Dunnellon, Fl
QWill Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate control pickleworms?
Our winter wasn't very strong and the heat has set in early. I have a bad infestation of pickleworms in my cucumber plants! My local agricultural division of the local college, University of Florida recommended a farm pesticide called Entrust, which has the same active ingredient Spinosad, and said it is OMRI listed, and I am trying to grow as organically as possible. Is this safe to use and popularly effective?
A Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate is not labeled for pickleworms specifically but it is labeled for worms in general on cucumbers. This is a fairly new product for us so we do not have any feedback on efficacy for pickleworms but you can contact the manufacturer, Bonide, directly to see if they have found their product to be effective for pickleworms. You can reach Bonide at 800-536-8231.
Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Concentrate is not labeled for pickleworms specifically but it is labeled for worms in general on cucumbers. This is a fairly new product for us so we do not have any feedback on efficacy for pickleworms but you can contact the manufacturer, Bonide, directly to see if they have found their product to be effective for pickleworms. You can reach Bonide at 800-536-8231.
QHow soon after spraying squash can they be harvested?
It has rained since we sprayed.