This product is effective on both hard and soft bodied insects, providing a broad range insect control, including aphid control and mealybug control. Apply directly to fruits and vegetables right up until the day of harvest!
Yard and Garden Insect Killer is a specially formulated combination of insecticidal soap and pyrethrins which kills insects on contact, yet is gentle on plants. Growing your own organic foods can be a rewarding experience especially when you use one of our insect control products so you can concentrate on your produce and not the insects!
The Safer Brand Yard and Garden Insect Killer combines the effectiveness of pyrethrins and potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) and kills on contact but does not harm your plants! The pyrethrins attack the insect's nervous system and potassium salts weaken the insect's protective outer shell, adding up to a lethal insect killer combination! This product is effective on both hard and soft bodied insects, providing a broad range insect control, including aphid control and mealybug control.
The ability to use this product on tomatoes and a wide array of other vegetables offers the most economical and convenient solution to garden annoyances availableon the market! OMRI Listed and compliant for use in organic gardening. It can be applied directly to fruits and vegetables right up until the day of harvest!
Directions for Use:
Shake well. Use at first sight of insects. Thoroughly moisten all plant surfaces where insects are feeding or resting. Apply every 7-10 days when insects are present or as needed to prevent damage.
32 oz. will treat approximately 20 plants, 2' high by 2' diameter or 1 tree, 10' high by 4' diameter.
NOTE: Use with caution on tender new foliage. DO NOT USE ON Crown of Thorns, jade plants or delicate ferns. Test for varietal sensitivity on begonias, fuschias and impatiens.
This product is toxic to fish. Remove or cover fish aquaria in the area being treated.
Safer Brand Yard and Garden Insect Killer Ready-to-Use, 32 oz. Questions & Answers
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.
I've got mealybugs in my garden. They look like little bits of cotton on my leaves. How do I get rid of the mealybugs without hurting my plants?
Use an insecticidal soap, which is made from potassium salts of fatty acids. Insect Soap works by penetrating and destroying the outer shell or membrane of the insect causing it to dehydrate and die. Safer® Brand Yard and Garden is an excellent choice for controlling mealybugs.