Good for the planet: Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent is earth-friendly and contains NO chemicals!
Good for your budget: This cost-effective (and long-lasting) 16 oz Concentrate makes 4 gallons of Hot Pepper Wax!
Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent Concentrate
Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent is a garden/greenhouse spray repellent and insecticide. It is proven effective against aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, cabbage loopers and beet armyworms for up to 2 weeks.
The chief active ingredient, CAPSAICIN, is an extract from cayenne pepper. It’s harmless to humans – in fact, it’s as edible as the sauce on barbecued Buffalo wings. For years, organic gardeners have experimented with hot-pepper home remedies against every pest, from aphids to squirrels. Hot Pepper Wax bug repellent borrows from the best of their wisdom … and takes it one step further.
Using a special formula and process (both of which are patented), Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent blends capsaicin with a highly refined paraffin wax and other “food-grade” ingredients. The result is a spray that coats plants with a harmless, micro-thin barrier to deter pests. Some insects are done in by capsaicin, others by the wax. Hot Pepper Wax also works as an “anti-transpirant,” reducing water loss and resulting stress…a true benefit for new transplants!
Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent is perfectly safe for garden produce, too – warm water rinses it completely away!
Our smallest concentrate offering, the 16 oz. bottle, offers a garden pest solution that doesn’t bust your budget. Mixing Hot Pepper Wax at the recommended rate for preventing insect infestation – one part HPW to 32 parts water* – means that this little pint bottle will make FOUR GALLONS of Hot Pepper Wax!
Add to that the fact that Hot Pepper Wax stays on plants (and shrubs and trees) for around two weeks, EVEN THROUGH RAIN (say “thank you” to HPW’s wax base for that nice perk!) and gardeners are likely to run out of summer before they run out of Hot Pepper Wax.
Plus, Hot Pepper Wax has a shelf life of around two years. We recommend that gardeners make sure the bottle cap is securely in place after using, and that the bottle is stored away from direct sun and extreme heat and humidity – but that’s not too hard a task to make sure a good product stays “good,” is it?
For use as an animal repellent, Hot Pepper Wax needs to be mixed at a “stronger” rate: one part HPW to 16 parts water.* Yes – still a really good deal!
*Note: for maintenance, you may be able to use a “weaker” mix and make using Hot Pepper Wax even more cost-effective. But remember that you have to get the bugs and critters that bother your garden under control first. Don’t start “weak” and skimp on coverage – that won’t work for Hot Pepper Wax (or any other product, for that matter).
Hot Pepper Wax Insect Repellent is patented in the U.S. and Canada. HPW is EPA-registered, as is its production location in Greenville, Pennsylvania.