Melon - Home Use Insecticides

Insecticides registered for Home use on Melons, organized by Mode of Action (MoA). For treatment on other melons, always check the label first.

Active Ingredient Brand Name MoA Residual (days) Aphids Cucumber Beetles Flea Beetles Squash Bug Grasshoppers Spider Mites Thrips
carbaryl Garden Tech Sevin 5% Dust Bug Killer 1A 14   X X X X   X
malathion Spectracide Malathion, Ortho Malathion 1B 7 X X         X
permethrin Bonide Eight Garden Dust 3 14 X X X X      
bifenthrin Bonide Eight Flower and Vegetable Granules 3 14 See label   See label   See label    
cyfluthrin BioAdvanced Vegetable and Garden Insect Spray 3 14   X     X    
pyrethrins Monterey Bug Buster-OOB,   Worry Free Insecticide and MiticideB 3 5 X X X X See label See label See label
zeta-cypermethrin GardenTech Sevin 3 14 X X X X X   X
pyrethrins + canola oil Espoma Insect ControlB;  Monterey Take Down Garden Spray 3/NC 5 X See label X     X X
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 X See label   X X
spinosad Monterey Garden Insect SprayOB, Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug 5 7             X
Nosema locustae Nolo BaitOB NC 10         X    
oil: plant-based Natural Gauard Neem SprayOB, Monterey Neem OilOB, Garden Safe Neem OilO NC 1 X   See label     X See label
potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) Safer 3-in-1 Garden SprayB, Natria Insecticidal SoapB NC 1 X       X X X

B= Biopesticide
O= Organic

Note: All brands are registered trademarks. The brands listed in this table are not all-inclusive, but are meant to provide examples of products for these crops in Utah. Always check the label for the specific crop you are treating, application and safety information, and protection and pre-harvest intervals.