Effective aphid control and mealybug control begins and ends with Safer Brand products!
This specially formulated insecticidal soap kills insects safely and has no unpleasant odor. The ability to use this organic pest control product in your home and in your lawn or garden makes it the most economical and convenient solution to pest annoyances available on the market! OMRI Listed and compliant for use in organic gardening.
Targets and kills Aphids, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Harlequin Bugs, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Mites, Plant Bugs, Psyllids, Sawfly Larvae, Soft Scale, Spider Mites, Blossom Thrips and Whitefly.
The active ingredients in Safer® Brand's Insecticidal Soap weakens the insect's waxy protective outer shell on contact. This is what makes Safer Brand's insecticidal soap ideal for aphid control and mealybug control as it will dehydrate the insect by breaking down its waxy membrane. Even better, Safer® Insect Killing Soap breaks down into its natural elements within 7-10 days, leaving no residual impact on the environment or your plants!
Safe to Use on Roses, Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Houseplants, Trees, Shrubs and Ornamentals. Do not use on Euphorbias, Gardenias, or Delicate Ferns.
What it Kills:
Aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, harlequin bugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, plant bugs, psyllids, sawfly larvae, soft scales, spider mites, squash bugs, blossom thrips, and whiteflies.
Where to Use it:
Roses, flowers, fruits, vegetables, houseplants, trees, shrubs, and ornamentals.
Directions for use:
1. Shake Well
2. Use at first sighting of insect or when their damage appears
3. Thorough coverage of all plant surfaces including both top and bottom leaves is important.
4. Spray leaves to the point of runoff
5. Can be used up until the day of harvest
6. Apply every 5-7 days when insects are present
*One gallon of spray covers approximately 850 sq. ft. of growing area!
Note: Since Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap, is a contact killer, several applications may be needed for full control.
As a general rule, much like watering, do not use these products in the peak of the day or when temperatures exceed 90° F to avoid wilting or browning of the leaves.
Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap Ready-to-Use, 32 oz. Questions & Answers
My vegetable plants in my garden are being devastated by whiteflies. What can I do to get rid of them?
Using Insecticidal Soap is an excellent method of controlling whiteflies. Be sure to spray both the tops and bottoms of the leaves. Neem oil can also be used, but try it on just a few leaves to see if there is any wilting. Follow the directions on the label of the container.
Another method for controlling whiteflies is to use whitefly traps or sticky tape traps. The bright yellow color of the trap's tape attracts and traps whiteflies. Hang the traps over the plants. When the trap is full simply replace with another one as needed to keep whiteflies under control.
Is a spider mite an insect or is it actually a spider?
Spider mites belong to a class called arachnids, to which spiders also belong. They are not actually insects. They do cause plenty of problems for plants, however, unlike their larger relatives.
My cabbage and broccoli plants are being eaten by bugs that look like they have a colorful shield on their backs. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
These pests are known as harlequin bugs. Products containing Insecticidal Soap (potassium salts of fatty acids) and Pyrethrin are very effective on these nasty pests.
My neighbor told me I have scales on some of my ornamental plants. What are scale and how do I get rid of them?
Scale are tiny insects that attack many plants, sucking the sap or juices from the plants and plant leaves. Insecticidal sprays and Neem Oil products are effective in controlling these pests.
Isn't "insecticidal soap" just dishwashing liquid or soap added to water?
No. Commercially produced Insecticidal soaps sold at garden centers and similar retail stores are composed of potassium salts of fatty acids from plants and animals. They work by penetrating and destroying the outer shell or membrane of the insect causing it to dehydrate and die.