SpinosadSpinosad is an organic pesticide that comes from a bacteria called Saccharopolyspora spinosa. It was discovered in the soil of a sugar mill in the Virgin Islands.
Spinosad combines two spinosads (spinosyn A and spinosyn D). It attacts the insects by binding sites on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) of the insect nervous system.
Spinosad kills insects by both ingestion and contact. It kills the adult forms only. Repeat treatment for additional hatch out, it loses toxicity after 8-24 hours.Spinosad has low to moderate toxicity to natural predatory insects such as mits, parasitoids and general predators.
Spinosad breaks down the the environment by sunlight and soil microbes. It is OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed and classified as organic by the USDA National Organic Board.
- Classified as an organic substance
- Low use rates; highly active
- Derived through the fermentation of a naturally occurring organism
- Low to Moderate impact on predatory insects
- Discovered in an abandoned rum distillery
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Conserve SC contains 11.6% Spinosad (both Spinosyn A and Spinosyn D). Spinosad is a result of soil fermentation producing a soil bacterium that is toxic to such insects as Armyworms, Bagworms, Leafminers, Cutworms, Eastern tent caterpillars, Thrips, and other listed pests. Conserve SC with Spinosad, will provide the benefit of a biological pest control product with the efficacy of a synthetic product.
Conserve SC may be applied by hand or power-operated equipment such as a backpack sprayer. Apply as a spray to drip application, making sure foliage and canopy are completely covered. It is not a systemic insecticide.Learn More
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Natural Guard Bug, Slug and Snail Bait is an organic bait product that controls slugs, snails, earwigs, sowbugs, pillbugs and common ants. Apply this product in the evening and lightly water to activate the bait. The insects, slugs and snails will be attracted to the product and eat it. Afterwards, they crawl back into their hiding places and die. It is a safe products for children and pets and may be used around vegetables.Learn More