Beat-A-Bug Naturally Based Insect Spray

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Available In: 1L RTU, 3L RTU and 500mL concentrate

Richgro Beat-A-Bug Naturally Based Insect Spray is made of natural ingredients and is suitable for use of all around the garden and in vegetable gardens.


Our natural insect spray kills and repels all your garden insect pests including ants, aphids, caterpillars, cockroaches, earwigs, leafhoppers, whitefly and thrips. An effective bug spray, it also gives your plants a boost of natural nutrients at the site of pest attack for improved resistance.

An effective and natural way to control everything from earwigs to aphids, simply spray on your crops at least one day before harvest for effective protection from all kinds of pests. Simply spray the plant, covering all surfaces and re-apply when necessary (roughly between two and three weeks). Edible plants will be ready for picking in 24 hours, making it ideal for both private veggie patches and commercial farming operations.

It’s two in one operation kills pest on contact within five hours of application, and provides long-lasting insect repellence, ensuring that even if you’re already battling with pests, you won’t be for much longer. The fish fertiliser augments your existing fertilising program, giving plants a quick boost to protect against pest attacks. Protect and strengthen your plants with help from Beat-A-Bug and Richgro.


  • Natural garlic and chilli
  • With organic plant food
  • Safe to use on edible crops


Ready-to-use formula – Actives: 7.5g/L Garlic, 2g/L Chilli, 0.3g/L Pyrethrins, 1.2g/L Piperonyl Butoxide

Concentrate formula – Actives: 150g/L Garlic, 40g/L Chilli, 4g/L Pyrethrins, 16g/L Piperonyl Butoxide


How to Use

Ready-to-Use Formula:

Plants to feed and pest to treat:

PLANTS: Flowering plants Vegetables Ornamentals Fruit trees

PESTS: Ants, Aphids (rose, cabbage and others) Cabbage moth, caterpillars, earwigs, white fly, thrip, leap, leafhoppers and other pests

HOW TO USE: Shake well. Spray plant thoroughly covering all plant surfaces, including underside of leaves Re-apply when necessary (as a guide, every 2-3 weeks)

WITHHOLDING PERIOD: Do not pick edible plants for one day after spraying. Wash plant thoroughly before eating.


Concentrate Formula:

PLANTS: Fruit trees
Vegetables (except capsicums and lettuces)
Cut flowers
Nursery plants
Greenhouse and glasshouse crops

PESTS: Black citrus aphid, Rose aphid, Cabbage aphid, Green peach aphid, Cabbage white butterfly, Pear and cherry slug, Rutherglen bug, Greenhouse white fly.
RATE: Mix 10 mL per 800 mL of water. Spray to thoroughly wet all foliage.

PESTS: Lightbrown apple moth ,Plague thrips, Large bodied caterpillars eg. Grapevine moth, Native budworm
Mix 20 mL per 800 mL of water. Spray to thoroughly wet all foliage.

Shake container well before opening.
Dilute according to rate column.
If plant is delicate or a seedling, spray a small area to test for any discolouration.
Spray crops at the first sign of insect attack ensuring complete spray coverage of foliage.
Re-apply when necessary (as a guide every 2-3 weeks).



Can I use it all over the garden?
Yes. Beat-A-Bug can be used on all vegetables, fruit trees, ornamentals, roses, greenhouses, and glasshouses.

Does Beat-A-Bug kill insects or just repel them? 
It gives complete knockdown of insects on contact, the natural oils in Beat-A-Bug also act as a repellent . It is a fully registered agricultural pesticide -APVMA Approval number 48765/56863

For how long does the garlic and chilli repel insects? 
Although environmental factors (pest pressure, rainfall, etc) make it difficult to specify exactly the duration of efficacy, as a general guide we recommend re-applying every two to three weeks.

How effective are the rain-fastening properties of the plant oil? 
As a general guide, the plant oil will remain effective after light to moderate rainfall.

How do I avoid harming beneficial insects?
By applying late in the evening and avoiding contact with beneficial insects, you will not harm them. This is because the active insecticidal ingredient, pyrethrum, will de-nature within five hours of spraying, rendering it harmless. The garlic and chilli remain as repellents but do not kill insects, harmful or otherwise.

Which insects does Beat-A-Bug kill? 
Earwigs, white flys, thrips, leafhoppers, ants, aphids, cabbage moths, and all other common insect pests.

What is the plant food in Beat-B-Bug and what is it for? 
The plant food in Beat-A-Bug is a fish fertiliser which gives plants a boost at site of insect attack. It is not intended to replace normal plant fertilising regime.

Is there anything to look out for when applying Beat-A-Bug?
Beat-A-Bug should not be applied in the heat of the day as it can burn leaves. Avoid spraying open flowers. The solution can be irritating to delicate membranes so avoid inhalation and contact with skin and eyes.

Does Beat-A-Bug kill fleas? 
We cannot recommend that you spray Beat-A-Bug on dogs and cats, however it is useful for killing fleas on pets’ bedding, around kennels, and in sandy areas where fleas breed.

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