Remove the photo of a monarch caterpillar from their Bug B Gone.
  • Petitioned The Ortho Group Marysville, OH

This petition was delivered to:

The Ortho Group Marysville, OH

Remove the photo of a monarch caterpillar from their Bug B Gone.

    1. David Snow
    2. Petition by

      David Snow

      Thousand Oaks, CA

July 2012


Read the Los Angeles Times' account of Petition Creator David Snow's victory here:

The Monarch Butterfly Populations Throughout North America continue to decline
because of many reasons, But it does not help having the largest garden chemical
Company in the world using their photos on their insecticide bottles. The monarch
caterpillars is 100% dependent on the plant milkweed, not the tomatoes or vegetables. The monarchs butterfly are pollinators just like the bees and we need
pollinators to survive. Ortho claims the photo just likes similar to the monarch caterpillar. This is crazy don't they hire PHDs to their home work. All gardeners should rally behind this petition to force Ortho to acknowledge their mistake.
Without education their is no conservation. Even the big Ortho can make mistakes.

Recent signatures


    1. Los Angeles Times Article

      David Snow
      Petition Organizer

      As of Friday the 6th the Scotts(Ortho) Company has agreed to take the Monarch caterpillar off of all their BugBGone products. Thank you for all your support and be sure to check out the article in the LA Times

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Judy Kennedy CAMERON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It's obvious that Ortho knows nothing, nor do they do any research on species at risk before putting monarch caterpillars on their label.

      • about 2 years ago

      Please remove important and useful monarch caterpillars from your Bug B Gon label. It mis-educates people to think that monarch caterpillars are harmful and should be poisoned - you can't possibly want that.

    • Amy Ghozeil CORVALLIS, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Monarch butterfly populations are under serious threat and Ortho is contributing to the problem. By showing people a photo of Monarch caterpillars on your products, you are sending the message that people should spray these bugs with insecticides. Shame on you Ortho for not admitting your mistake and changing this label. Each species butterfly has a distinctive caterpillar, esp. the Monarch. The label clearly shows a Monarch caterpillar. Ortho, remove the photo and start doing your part to conserve this fragile, harmless butterfly.

    • Elaine Pohto FOXBORO, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      I am appalled that you have Monarch caterpillars shown on a container of insect killer. These butterflies and the caterpillars do not harm any fruits or vegetables. Please immediately make changes on your containers!!

    • Patti Farris PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Why wouldn't you take the time to at least look for an insect that is actually destructive to vegetables and flowers? This is awful!


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