Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew

Captain Jacks Dead bug Brew® is a spinosad-based insecticide from Bonide that targets beetles, moths, mites, and others. 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.

Captain Jack's Dead Bug 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 Dead Bug 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 Dead Bug Brew Insects 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 Dead Bug Brew Is Safe For Use On

  • Fruiting vegetables
  • Cole crops
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Tuberous vegetables
  • Stone fruits
  • Apples and other pome fruits
  • See label for full list

Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew Ingredients

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 Dead Bug 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 Dead Bug Brew Sizes and Coverage


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


  • Pint (Covers 2,666 sq. ft.).
  • Quart (Covers 5,332 sq. ft.).

RTU Dust

Liquid Concentrate

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