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Monterey Bug Buster-O by Monterey Lawn Garden
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Monterey Bug Buster-O

When you need a quick and thorough knockdown spray, Bug Buster-O an excellent choice. This OMRI listed botanical pesticide uses organic pyrethrins to kill targeted pests on contact. There's no complicated application or specialty equipment needed - simply dilute and spray. Bug Buster-O controls more than 100 insect pests; however, it is also toxic to bees, so please take care when applying to avoid harming them.


  • Not for indoor use.
  • Contains Pyganic, a well-known source for pyrethrins.
  • Can be used on the day of harvest - just wait for it to dry before entering the treatment area.


Can be used on almost anything that grows, including root and tuber vegetables (and their leaves), bulb vegetables, leafy vegetables, Brassica (Cole) leafy vegetables, Legume vegetables (succulent or dried) and their foliage, fruiting vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, citrus fruits, pome fruits, stone fruits, small fruits and berries, tree nuts, oriental vegetables, subtropical fruits, herbs and spices, flowers and ornamentals.





This pesticide is highly toxic to fish. For terrestrial uses, do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Drift from treated areas may be hazardous to organisms in adjacent aquatic sites. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters.,/p>

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.


Storage: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage and disposal. Keep this product in its tightly closed original container when not in use. Store in a cool, dry (preferably locked) area that is inaccessible to children and animals.


Warning & Toxicities: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or spray mist. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or using tobacco. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis:

Pyrethrins. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . ....... . . 1.40%
Other Ingredients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98.60%
Total................................................... 100.00%

Contains Pyganic from McLaughlin Gormley King (MGK).



OMRI Certified
Product Details
Recommended Usage
0.79%/L - 1.08%/L
Recommended Interval
10 days
  • Monterey Bug Buster-O Product Label
  • Monterey Bug Buster-O SDS
Use & Instructions

Pyrethrins degrade rapidly in sunlight. To ensure the best performance, coverage is key. Use spray equipment that will provide the best coverage and direct contact with as many insects as possible. To avoid possible harm to bees, it is advisable to apply in the early morning or late evening hours.

Usage Notes:

  • Diluted solution may be applied with all types of agricultural sprayers, including compressed air sprayers or pump driven sprayers.
  • Mix only enough for immediate use.
  • Begin spraying when pest insects first appear. Do not wait until plants are heavily infested.
  • To ensure plant safety, before making widespread applications treat a limited number of plants and observe for phytotoxicity over a 10 day period.


Application Precautions:

  • Do not use indoors.
  • Avoid applications that result in drift or direct contact with workers.
  • Do not apply during rain. Avoid wetting plants to the point of runoff.
  • Not for use in residential misting systems (indoors or outdoors).
  • Always wait until spray has dried to allow adults, children or pets to enter the treated area.



Application Rate: Dilute 1-1.4 fl. oz. of product per gallon of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Do not exceed the maximum rate of 1.4 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.

Diseases & Pests Controlled
  • 12spotted Cucumber Beetles
  • Angoumois Grain Moths
  • Ants
  • Apple Maggots
  • Aphids Armored Scales
  • Armyworms
  • Artichoke Plume Moths
  • Asparagus Beetles
  • Bagworms
  • Bean Beetles
  • Beet Armyworms
  • Beetles
  • Bermuda Grass
  • Mirids
  • Billbugs
  • Blister Beetles
  • Blow Flies
  • Boll Weevils
  • Box Elder Bugs
  • Branch And Twig Borers
  • Cabbage Loopers
  • Cabbage Maggots
  • Cadelles
  • Cankerworms
  • Carrot Weevils
  • Caterpillars
  • Chalcids
  • Cheese Skippers
  • Cherry Fruit Flies
  • Cigarette Beetles
  • Clover Mites
  • Clover Weevils
  • Cockroaches
  • Codling Moths
  • Colorado Potato Beetles
  • Confused Flour Beetles
  • Corn Earworm
  • Crane Flies
  • Crickets
  • Crossstriped Cabbageworms
  • Cucumber Beetles
  • Dark Mealworms
  • Darkling Beetles
  • Diamondback Larvae And Moths
  • Dried Fruit Beetles
  • Drugstore Beetles
  • Earwigs
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars
  • Elm Leaf Beetles
  • Eriophyid Mites
  • European Pine Tip Moths
  • Fire Worms
  • Flea Beetles
  • Forest Tent Caterpillars
  • Fruit Flies
  • Fruit Tree Leaf Rollers
  • Fruitworms
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Garden Symphylan
  • Glassy Winged Sharpshooters
  • Gnats
  • Grain Mites
  • Grape Leaf Skeletonizers
  • Grape Leafhoppers
  • Grape Mealy Bugs
  • Grasshoppers
  • Green Bugs
  • Green Fruit Worms
  • Green Peach Aphids
  • Greenhouse Thrips
  • Spongy Moth
  • Harlequin Bugs
  • Heliothis Spp
  • Hornworms
  • House Flies
  • Imported Cabbageworms
  • Indian Meal Moth
  • Japanese Beetles Katydids
  • Lacebugs
  • Leaffooted Plant Bugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Leafminers
  • Leafrollers
  • Leaf Eaters
  • Loopers
  • Lygus
  • Maggots
  • Mealybugs
  • Mediterranean Flour Moths
  • Mexican Bean Beetles
  • Midges
  • Millipedes
  • Mites
  • Mole Crickets
  • Moths
  • Mushroom Flies
  • Navel Orangeworms
  • Olive Fruit Flies
  • Onion Maggots
  • Orange Tortrix
  • Pacific Flatheaded Borers
  • Pear Psyllids
  • Pepper Weevils
  • Pink Bollworms
  • Potato Leafhoppers
  • Potato Tuberworms
  • Proba Bugs
  • Psyllids
  • Red Flour Beetles
  • Rice Weevils
  • Saltmarsh Caterpillars
  • Saw Toothed Grain Beetles
  • Scales
  • Sharpshooters
  • Shore Flies
  • Shot Hole Borers
  • Silverfish
  • Skippers
  • Small Flying Moths
  • Soft Scales
  • Southern Chinch Bugs
  • Sow Bugs
  • Spider Beetles
  • Springtails
  • Squash Bugs
  • Stable Flies
  • Stink Bugs
  • Tarnished Plant Bugs
  • Thrips
  • Tobacco Moths
  • Tobacco Budworm
  • Tomato Bugs
  • Tomato Fruit Worms
  • Tomato Hornworms
  • Tomato Pinworms
  • Tomato Russet Mite
  • Tussock Moths
  • Vine Mealy Bugs
  • Vinegar Flies
  • Webworms
  • Weevils
  • Western Yellowstriped Armyworms
  • Whiteflies
  • Yellow Mealworms
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