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Bonide Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew

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A Proven & Effective Product for a Wide Variety of Pest Insects - The Choice of the Pros!


Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew® is an insecticide from Bonide that targets beetles, moths, mites, and others with its active ingredient, Spinosad. Spinosad is derived from a naturally occurring soil-dwelling bacterium that was collected from an abandoned rum distillery in the Caribbean in 1982, hence the name of this product. It is available in a liquid concentrate and a ready-to-use dust formulation. Great for Armyworms!


Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Benefits


  • Controls a wide variety of insect pests.
  • This product does not significantly impact predatory beneficial insects, predatory mites, and spiders while controlling target pests.
  • Concentrated and Ready-To-Use formulations.
  • Naturally derived ingredient.
  • Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew is Safe For Use on: fruiting vegetables, Cole crops, leafy vegetables, tuberous vegetables, stone fruits, apples and other pome fruits.  See labels for full list.


Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Insect Controlled


  • Armyworms
  • Bagworms
  • Borers
  • Beetles (Japanese beetles, Flea beetles, Asparagus beetle)
  • Codling moth
  • Earworms
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Flea beetle
  • Fireworms
  • Gall midges
  • Gypsy moth
  • Loopers
  • Leaf miners
  • Leaf Rollers
  • Peach twig borer
  • Pecan nut casebearer
  • Sawfly larvae
  • Sod webworm
  • Spider mites
  • Thrips
  • Worms, various caterpillars (including Tent caterpillars)
    ...See labels for full list


Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Application Instructions


  • Apply when pests are present. 
  • For the concentrate only: Add 2 oz. (4 Tablespoons) of Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew per Gallon of water and mix thoroughly. Mix only as much spray as needed for a single treatment.
  • Apply uniformly to both upper and lower surfaces of plant foliage.
  • In vegetable gardens, for best results, do not use more than 3 gallons of spray for 1000 sq. ft. of area. 


Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Active Ingredient


Spinosad (a mixture of spinosyn A and spinosyn D) ....................... 0.5%

Spinosad (a mixture of spinosyn A and spinosyn D) ....................... 0.001%


Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew Sizes and Coverage



  • 1 Quart Ready-To-Use (As Needed).
  • 1 Quart Hose-End-Sprayer (As Needed).
  • 1 Pint Concentrate (Covers 2,666 sq. ft.).
  • 1 Quart Concentrate (Covers 5,332 sq. ft.).


  • 1.5 lb. (Covers 1,500 sq. ft.).
  • 4 lb. (Covers 4,000 sq. ft.).

Need larger size or a higher concentrate of the top organic insecticide, spinosad? Try Conserve SC, which can be ordered through us by CLICKING HERE. Call (866) 374-5101 or e-mail us at for pricing or more information on spinosad bulk sizes.  




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Helen DePrima
works great!

I use it on my autumn clematis vines and also on my hardy hibiscus which would otherwise be destroyed by beetles.