How to use Spinosad to organically control pests in your garden

Jul 9, 2013 | Garden How-Tos, Insect Control, pest control, Vegetable Gardening

Well, we all dream of a beautiful vegetable garden, full of fresh vegetables, rich and healthy, without poisonous chemicals sprayed on them. But most of us eventually realize that reality is all those slugs, pests, insects, worms, caterpillars destroying your plants.
Its of utmost important that you DO NOT use any chemicals to kill garden insects. Not only is this poisonous, it also toxic for beneficial insects and for the environment as a whole.
So what’s the solution?

The solution is an organic broad spectrum insecticide called Spinosad. A broad range insecticide kills a wide variety of harmful insects. Spinosad is a great invention from the realms of…rum factories…yes you read that right! Its an amazing way to control pests like aphids, whiteflies, thrips, mites, worms and many other insects in your garden.

Spray Spinosad early morning or late evening as beneficial insects will be less active at these times – however Spinosad doesn’t significantly affect beneficial insects as per the product label.

Products used:

1. Spinosad Solution
2. Gallon Sprayer

Here is a great video demonstrating the use of Spinosad:


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