Can I use the product dipel dust on my flower garden

my flowers are eaten up by bugs chewing on the leaves, i don,t know what kind of bugs because i have seen several. like ants litttle flying bugs. etc... i have a product called dipel dust. can i use that to kill the bugs on my flower garden?


11 September 2019 07:10 PM

Dear Donna,

Nature's Way Caterpiller Killer contains Dipel (Bacillus thuringiensis) a naturally occurring bacteria that controls many leaf-eating caterpillars. It is a powder that needs to be mixed in water. You can then spray the foliage, applying at 5-7 day intervals. Once the caterpillar eats the treated foliage, it stops eating, but may take up to 3-4 days to die when it will drop off the leaf. This product can be used on edible crop and ornamental plants as well. This product will only be effective against chewing insects. If you have sap sucking insects such as aphids, thrips, mealybugs, white fly, you can to use Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray to control such insects. This product can be used on your flower garden. PestOil and Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray Concentrate, are other insecticides that you can use as a contact spray to control these insects.

Topics: Flowers and Ornamentals Issues: Pests