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Cucumber, Pumpkin, Squash - Home Use Insecticides


Insecticides registered for HOME use on Cucumber, Pumpkin, Summer Squash, & Winter Squash in Utah, Organized by Mode of Action (MoA). For treatment on other cucurbits, always check the label.

Active Ingredient Brand Name MoA Residual (days) Aphids Cucumber Beetles Squash Bug Spider Mites
carbaryl Garden Tech Sevin 1A 14   X X  
malathion Spectracide Malathion, Ortho Malathion 1B 7 X V    
bifenthrin Fertilome Broad Spectrum Insecticide 3 14 X      
cyfluthrin Bayer Vegetable & Garden Insect Spray 3 14   X    
deltamethrin Green Light Many Purpose Dust 3 14 X X    
pyrethrins Monterey Bug Buster-OOB, Garden Tech Worry FreeB 3 5 X X X See label
pyrethrins + canola oil X Earth-tone Insect Control, Monterey Take Down Garden Spray 3/ 5 X See label   X
pyrethrins + potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) Safer Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect KillerOB, Safer Brand Yard & Garden Insect KillerOB 3/ 5 X X   See label
pyrethrins + sulfur Bonide Tomato and Vegetable 3 in 1B , Natria Insect Disease & Mite ControlB , Ortho Insect Mite & Disease 3 in 1B 3/M2 5 X X See label X
acetamiprid Ortho Flower, Fruit & Vegetable 4A 14 X X X  
oil: canola, neem, rosemary, clove, cottonseed Bayer Natria Multi-insectB, Monterey All Natural 3 in 1 Garden Insect SprayB --- 1 X     X
potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) NatriaB --- 1 X     X

B= Biopesticide
O= Organic

(+)= One application per year