Safer® Brand Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer Specifications
- Targets and kills aphids, beetles, caterpillars, crickets, earwigs, lace bugs, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, mites, plant bugs, scale crawlers, thrips and whiteflies
- Can be used up to the day of harvest
- OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening
- Combination of insecticidal soap and aromatics provides a pleasant, fresh fragrance
What's in the Box:
- 1 Ready-to-use spray bottle
- 24 fl oz RTU
- Will treat approximately 15 plants 2' high by 2' diameter or 1 tree, 10' high by 4' diameter
- Contains potassium salts of fatty acids (2%)
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- All About
All About Insects in Your Fruit and Vegetable Garden
By learning about the many insects that inhabit your fruit and vegetable garden, you will find methods of controlling them so you can have a healthy harvest without adding toxins to our environment. Using pesticides that comply with organic gardening standards like Safer® Brand products will keep your organic garden healthy all year long!
- Why Organic
Expert Tips for a Beautiful Garden!
Gardening can be a very rewarding and healthy undertaking. By using products and methods that comply with organic gardening standards, plants grow better, insect pests can be controlled, plant diseases can be eliminated, and lush harvests can be enjoyed!
Tips for using Safer® Brand Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer, RTU
What it is:
Safer® Brand Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer is a specially formulated combination of insecticidal soap and aromatics. These combined ingredients kill pests and provide a pleasant, fresh fragrance.
What it kills:
Aphids, beetles (leaf-feeding), caterpillars (leaf-feeding), crickets, earwigs, lace bugs, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mites, plant bugs, scale crawlers, thrips and whiteflies.
Where to use it:
Fruits and vegetables
How to use it:
Shake well. Use at first sighting of insects. Thorough coverage of both top and bottom leaves is important. Spray leaves to the point of run off. CAN BE USED UP TO THE DAY OF HARVEST. Apply every 5 to 7 days when insects are present
DO NOT USE on sweetpeas or newly planted cuttings.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL:
Store only in original container in a cool, dry area inaccessible to children and pets. Protect from freezing and heat. Keep container tightly closed to prevent evaporation.
If Empty:Do not reuse this container. Securely wrap original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash or offer for recycling if available.
If Partly Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
FAQs About Insects in Your Garden
Q: Can insect pests survive the winter and affect my garden next year?
A: Yes, many insect pests can survive cold winters by "overwintering" under plant debris and leaves on the ground. This is why it is very important to remove plant debris after harvesting this year's crops and ten till the soil. More»
Q: There is something sticky on the plants' leaves in my garden. Do you know what it might be?
A: It is most likely the honeydew from "sucking" insects. These insects have mouthparts that allow them to penetrate the plant tissue and suck the juices of the plant. More»
Q: My neighbor told me I have scales on some of my ornamental plants. What is scale and how do I get rid of them?
A: Scales 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. More»
Q: I've got mealybugs in my garden. They look like little bits of cotton on the leaves. How do I get rid of them without hurting the plants?
A: Using an insecticidal soap, which is made from potassium salts of fatty acids. This product works by penetrating and destroying the outer shell or membrane of the insect causing it to dehydrate and die. Safer Brand Yard and Garden, RTU is an excellent choice for controling mealybugs. For more information on controlling mealybugs, see our section Mealybugs: Control Options»
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