Minx™ 2 Insecticide delivers quick and easy broad-spectrum mite and leafminer control in a new low volatile organic compound (VOC), water-based formula. It also works to suppress aphids, whiteflies and thrips. Compared to many other abamectin products, Minx 2 offers added application flexibility and applicator comfort.


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at-a-glance info

EPA REG. NO.: 228-736
ACTIVE INGR.: abamectin (2.0%)
FORMULATION: microemulsion
CHEM. FAMILY: avermectin
SIGNAL WORD: caution
PACKAGE SIZE: 4 x 1 qt, 4 x 1 gal

key uses

  • Ornamentals

key pests controlled

(See product label for complete list)

  • Aphids
  • Leafminers
  • Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

quick control, easy on plants

  • New low VOC, water-based formula of abamectin
  • Qualifies as low VOC under California regulations
  • Contact and systemic control
  • Mite and leafminer control
  • Suppression of aphids, whiteflies and thrips
  • Excellent plant safety


use summary

Minx™ 2 is a microemulsion which when mixed with water according to the directions, will control leafminers and mites and suppress whiteflies, thrips and aphids on ornamentals. Mix with sufficient water and apply as a foliar spray to obtain uniform coverage.


Apply when mites first appear and repeat as necessary to maintain control.


Apply as needed and repeat at 7-day intervals or as necessary to maintain control.


Apply when young, immature stages of these pests are first observed and repeat every 7 days for two or three weeks. After which time, rotate to other products that have different modes of action than Minx 2 for at least two to three weeks. Aphids, thrips and whiteflies are killed by direct contact with the Minx 2 spray. Residual control of pests may be enhanced with the addition of a horticultural spray oil at 0.5 to 1.0% of the spray volume on woody ornamentals and landscape plants. Some plants are sensitive to oils, the user should spray a small number of plants and observe plants for two weeks before spraying the remaining plants. Repeat application as necessary, but no sooner than 7 days to maintain control. Excessive cold or warm temperatures may increase the chance of plant damage following application with oils.


precautions and restrictions

Do not use Minx 2 for suppression of aphids, whiteflies and thrips on roses, chrysanthemums and gerbera. These ornamentals are primary hosts of mites and Liriomyza leafminers for which Minx 2 applications should be targeted. Additional applications of this product to suppress aphids, thrips and whiteflies on these plants will increase the selection pressure on mites and leafminers which may result in greater tolerance to Minx 2 among these pests.

DO NOT apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Not for aerial application.

DO NOT use in citrus nurseries.

Minx 2 has been evaluated for phytotoxicity on a wide range of ornamental plants. However, since all combinations or sequences of pesticide sprays including surfactants and adjuvants have not been tested, it is recommended that a small area be sprayed first to make certain that no phytotoxicity occurs. Phytotoxicity has been observed following the use of Minx 2 on certain species of ferns and Shasta Daisy. It is therefore recommended that this product not be used on ferns or Shasta Daisy.

See label for complete application rates and recommendations.