Bug Killa Granular Garden Insecticide

Quantity

Available for purchase in Australia Only.

Richgro Bug Killa now provides a minimum of 2 months extended protection against a wide range of sucking insects on all your ornamental plants, including Roses, Azaleas, Camellias, Gardenias and lilly pilly in the garden or in pots. Richgro Bug Killa is a systemic insecticide that is taken up by the plants roots to control pests. It also contains Iron and Zeolite which are beneficial to plant health, helping your ornamental plants grow taller and stronger, and making fertilisers more efficient.

Safer to use and more convenient than aphid and mealy bug sprays, Bug Killa is gentle on your plants. Choosing granules rather than a spray means there is no risk of scorching plant leaves on hot days, allowing you to give your plants complete protection against sucking insects even in the heat of summer. Watering after application increases penetration and allows faster take-up by the plant’s root system.

A 250g bottle treats up to 500 plants, making it an affordable and efficient solution for the home gardener. Its versatile nature makes it ideal for use in both garden beds and flower pots, so however you grow your roses and ornamental flowers, our range is there for you. Find a Richgro stockist near you and find out why some of the most beautiful flowers are protected by Bug Killa.

Available in: 1kg, 250 g

Features

  • Extended 2 months bug-free
  • Treats up to 500 plants
  • Added plant boosters
  • Granular – easy to use with no mixing and no spraying
  • For pots and gardens

Analysis

Active = 70g/kg IMIDACLOPRID

USE THE MEASURE CAP TO MEASURE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT. 20ml OF THE CLEAR OUTER CAP HOLDS 20 GRAMS OF RICHGRO BUG KILLA. DO NOT OVERWATER TO AVOID LEACHING FROM POTS.

Ornamentals in pots (ie. Roses, Azaleas, Magnolias, Gardenias)

Pest: Sucking Insects

(ie. Azalea Lace Bug, Aphids, Mealybug, Scale)

Scarab Beetle Larvae

Rate:

2.5 g treats 10 x 3 litre pots

5 g treats 10 x 6 litre pots

10 g treats 20 L pot

6 g/plant extra for each additional metre in height

How to apply: Prior to application remove mulch and dead vegetation, and moisten the soil surface. Sprinkle product evenly around the surface of the pot and then water well immediately after application to ensure maximum penetration and contact with the roots.
Avoid over-watering and leaching from pots.
Gives at least 2 months protection.

Ornamentals in ground (ie. Roses, Azaleas, Magnolias, Gardenias)

Pest: Sucking Insects (ie. Azalea Lace Bug, Aphids, Mealybug, Scale)
Scarab Beetle Larvae

Rate: 10 g/plant
6 g/plant extra for each additional metre in height

How to apply: Prior to application remove mulch and dead vegetation, and moisten the soil surface. Sprinkle product evenly around the drip zone. Use this rate for plants up to 1 m high. Use additional Bug Killa as per rate shown for plants higher than 1 metre. Water as usual to incorporate product and moisten root zone.
Gives at least 2 months protection.

Period of protection for plants is based on trial data. Actual period of protection may be longer. Only reapply Bug Killa if re-infestation occurs. Avoid applying more than twice in a 12 month period.
NOTE: Visible control of pests may take up to 2 weeks after application, depending on the severity of the infestation.

 

Chemical-based products need to be used with caution. Do not allow pets in areas where product could be consumed.

How does it work?

Bug Killa is a systemic insecticide that is taken up by the plants roots to control pests. It also contains Iron and Zeolite which are beneficial to plant health.

Which insects does it control?

It controls sucking Insects such as Azalea Lace Bug, Aphids, Mealybug, Scale and Scarab Beetle Larvae. In pots and in the ground.

How much do I use in my pots?

As a guide:

3 litre pot (19 cm in diameter) – 2.5g can be used on 10x3L pots – 0.25g per pot

6 litre pot (25 cm in diameter) – 5g can be used on 10x6L pots – 0.5g per pot

Is it safe for kids and pets?

As per label directions, it is harmful if inhaled or swallowed.
Note: When using the product it is recommended to also wear disposable gloves and wash hands after use.

Can I apply in my vegetable garden?

The product is registered only for use on ornamentals – ie. Roses, Azaleas, Magnolias, Gardenias.

How long does last / when should I reapply?
Gives at least 2 months protection. Period of protection for plants is based on trial data. Actual period of protection may be longer. Only reapply Bug Killa if re-infestation occurs. Avoid applying more than twice in a 12 month period.
NOTE: Visible control of pests may take up to 2 weeks after application, depending on the severity of the infestation.

Will it be harmful to bees?

Insecticides are designed to protect your garden from unwanted pests and diseases. These products are in general designed to stop insects and by nature can unfortunately also impact bees. Richgro have formulated Bug Killa as a granule which is easily sprinkled onto the ground, and watered in, thus eliminating overspray or direct contact to flowering plants. This is a much safer and less harmful way to protect your flowering plants from unwanted pests which suck the leaves and stems of the plant.

To protect such beneficial wildlife we further recommend cautious application as per the directions on the label: Do not allow exposed granules –  Clean any spillage immediately.

Please always refer to the product label for correct application.

Gardening Solution: Bug Killa Granular Garden Insecticide