Milky Spore 10 Oz.

Milky Spore 10 Oz.

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Eliminate Japanese Beetle Grubs for Ten Years or More!

  • Provides long term control of Japanese beetles
  • Safe for people, pets and beneficial soil organisms

Milky Spore is a naturally occurring microscopic bacteria (Bacillus popilliae) that kills Japanese beetle grubs before they can grow into ravenous adults. It's a long-term solution because it survives winter temperatures. The Milky Spore population increases each year, reaching peak effectiveness about three years after application, and lasts ten years or more.

  • 10-oz. box covers 2,500 sq. ft.
  • 40-oz. box covers 10,000 sq. ft.

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Milky Spore
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (19)
  • Organic (19)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Eco-friendly (8)
  • Safe (7)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Flower gardens (11)
  • Grass (11)
  • Bugs & insects (7)
  • Vegetable gardens (7)
  • Garden (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (21), Midrange shopper (8)

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Run Grubs, Run!

By Gracye

from Virginia

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Extremely Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flower Gardens
    • Grass
    • Vegetable Gardens

    Comments about Milky Spore:

    Applied this to an old lawn (1950's), which was infested. Horrible. Put it down at a non-optimal time of the Japanese Beetle cycle. Crossed fingers. Next year, saw about a 90% DECREASE in Japanese Beetles! This says it all. Worth every penny, and fun to apply!

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    worth the price even in 1st season!

    By Hidden Spring

    from Shenandoah Valley, VA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Kills Beetle Grubs
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Messy
    • Needs Careful Application

    Best Uses

    • Flower Gardens
    • Vegetable Gardens

    Comments about Milky Spore:

    I was a bit hesitant to apply Milky Spore for the first time this season because of the product warning labels. However, when I called Gardener's Supply, the help line staff were very understanding and walked me through the process. In the end, the product proved easy to apply.

    I did take the extra step of watering this product down after application so our pets wouldn't be exposed. The microbes which go after the grubs aren't harmful to pets, but the white silica dust can be harmful if inhaled (that's why a face mask and gloves are recommended for application). A quick sprinkle with the hose helped the dust to settle into the soil, and I was done!

    Judging by the results, this product is apparently safe for our child and pets in addition to the wild bees, birds, and butterflies which frequent our garden. It has also proven extremely effective in eliminating Japanese stinkbugs and beetles in the areas I applied it.

    My herb and vegetable gardens were infested last year by both Japanese beetles AND Japanese stinkbugs. In a word, YUK! We have been chasing these bugs out of our home and garden for more than a year. Not only did they eat the buds off of our flowering plants last summer, I found grubs everywhere I dug into the earth to plant my garden this spring.

    Thank goodness, combined with good garden care this spring and summer, Milky Spore has vastly reduced our grub and beetle problem. I hope it lives up to its 10-year promise, and I plan to treat a larger area next year. The bugs we did see in our edible garden probably migrated from adjoining flower beds that I did not treat.

    In my judgment, this product is well worth the price! Next time, I will be less intimidated by the warning labels.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Milky spore really works.

    By Love gardening

    from Vermont

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flower Gardens
      • Grass

      Comments about Milky Spore:

      I've used this every 8 years or so for about 2 decades. It really keeps the beetle population down. I used to pick raspberries and have japanese beetles buzzing me. No longer. And my roses aren't as badly decimated either.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really helped with our Japanese Beetles!

      By Terry the artist

      from Waukegan, IL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • Applicator no help
      • Use caution when applying

      Best Uses

      • Decrease Japanese Beetle

      Comments about Milky Spore:

      Product really works! Application easier if you use small plastic cup and clear plastic spoon. You can more accurately apply with NO dust. Dramatically reduced amount of Beetles the following Summer. Only have to deal with a few "visitors" which I pick off into a small pail of soapy water. I still spray roses with insecticide to cut down on visitors. Usually no more than 3 or 4 per bush at any one time. TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT!!!

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works Great

      By talpage

      from White Settlement, TX

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Grass

          Comments about Milky Spore:

          It got rid of my grub worms for 5 years.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Grubs Love Sweet Potatoes

          By Leslie's Farm

          from Central Texas

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Long Lasting
          • Organic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flower Gardens
            • Vegetable Gardens

            Comments about Milky Spore:

            During long years of organic gardening, I knew about Milky Spore, but I never needed it. Now, gardening in Central Texas, I had my Sweet Potato crop nearly wiped out by grubs - including the Rhinoceros Beetle. I will use the product only on my food beds and allow my fancy horned friends to live peacefully everywhere else. Being rid of the Japanese beetles? We'll see - I'll let you know!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Ken

            from Southern Michigan

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Long Lasting
            • Organic

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Flower Gardens
            • Grass
            • Vegetable Gardens

            Comments about Milky Spore:

            The powder version is hard to control in other than calm conditions. A granular version would be a lot easier.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Second year using this product

            By Pumpkin Farmer

            from Omaha, Ne

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Long Lasting
            • Organic

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Milky Spore:

                This is my second year applying milky spore to my entire yard. There was a noticeable difference in the number of Japanese Beetle grubs in my yard from last year to this year. I hope to wipe out even more of them this year. I also got my next door neighbor to apply it to her entire yard this year, too, in an effort to kill the grubs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Kill those grubs

                By Mike

                from Ellicott City MD

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting
                • Organic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flower Gardens
                  • Grass
                  • Vegetable Gardens

                  Comments about Milky Spore:

                  Needs to improve the instuctions on how to apply for vegetables. Not much listed. Good product.

                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  3rd year with NO results

                  By Frustrated and beaten by the MOLES!!

                  from CT

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Milky Spore:

                  We moved into this home in 2008 and found the yard was loaded with moles or voles. My wife did some research and came up with the Milky Spore that I have used in 2008, 2009, and 2010. We were desperately hoping that the Japanese beetle population would decrease and hence, the mole population. But to our dismay, we are out over $1,000 and neither population has decreased in the least!! We are at wits end!

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