Defender™ Pyrethrum Insect Spray
A ready-to-use, low-toxicity, garden insect spray that can be
safely used on vegetables, herbs and fruits as well as ornamental
When to use
Use at any time of the year but not when the weather is hot
and/or windy. Spray lightly and often until pests are under
Pyrethrum is very effective against ants
but ants often do little damage to plants.
Ants eat the honeydew exuded by sap-sucking
insects such as aphids and scale, so targeting the sap-suckers will
usually get rid of the ants.
The active ingredient is 0.3g/L
This spray also contains piperonyl butoxide
that stabilises the pyrethrum and enhances its effectiveness.
Why Pyrethrum Insect Spray is so useful
Based on the natural extract of pyrethrum daisies
grown in Tasmania, this low toxicity spray kills insects
effectively while not entering the food chain or accumulating in
the environment. It is safe to use on all ornamental and food
Wait one day after spraying on vegetables, herbs or fruits
before harvesting to eat.
How to use
Shake the container before use. Turn the nozzle to the ON
Holding the container well back (25cm) from the plant, spray the
foliage and stems on both the top and undersides.
Safe to use on indoor plants
Available in 750ml trigger pack.
Do not use on very young seedlings or very new, tender
Do not apply in the heat of the day.