This 16oz Concentrate will make 6 gallons of OMRI Listed insecticidal soap to eliminate soft-bodied insects. One bottle makes the equivalent of 24 Ready to Use bottles! WOW, that is a HUGE value!
The Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap utilizes the power of potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap). The potassium salts weaken the insect's waxy protective outer shell. Apply every 7-10 days when insects are present or as needed to prevent further damage.
Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap is highly preferable to chemical pesticides, which possess toxins that can kill beneficial insects and cause long-term detrimental effects on the environment. Another negative effect of chemical pesticides is the fact that insects can possibly build up a resistance to the chemicals in the pesticides.
Unlike traditional synthetic chemicals, Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap breaks down into its natural elements within 7-10 days, leaving no residual impact on the environment.
The ability to use this organic insecticidal soap in your home and in your lawn or garden makes it the most economical and convenient solution to pest annoyances available on the market!
Directions for Use:
1. SHAKE WELL. For best results use freshly mixed solution.
2. DO NOT use on new transplants, newly rooted cuttings or plants stressed by drought. Avoid application when temperature exceeds 90 F.
3. Apply when insects or signs of their damage appear. Thoroughly wet all surfaces of infested foliage and branches.
4. For full details on indoor/outdoor use and specific plants and insects, please refer to the product Instructions.
Since Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap, is a contact killer, several applications may be needed for full control. As a general rule when using insecticidal soap, much like watering, do not use these products in the peak of the day or when temperatures exceed 90 degrees F to avoid wilting or browning of the leaves.
Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate, 16 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.