Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate - Specifications
- Targets and kills aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, mites, plant bugs, psyllids, sawfly larvae, soft scales, spider mites and whiteflies
- Can be used up until the day of harvest
- For use on a large variety of plants - see instructions for full list
- OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening
- Will not persist in the environment
What's in the Box:
- 1 bottle of concentrate
- Contains potassium salts of fatty acids (49.52%)
- 16 fl oz concentrate
- Makes up to 6 gallons (equivalent of 24 of our ready to use solutions!)
Disclaimer: Safer® Brand does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate 16oz is rated out of 5 by 29.Rated 5 out of 5 by moonring from bought on-line cause there was no shipping fee... Ive used this stuff for years and it works wonderfullyDate published: 2017-01-04Rated 5 out of 5 by Lessbuggynow from Did Wonders in my garden I was over run by spider mites, this product stopped them in their tracks. I would recommend this product highly.Date published: 2016-10-26Rated 5 out of 5 by Jakes Run from The products do what they claim they will doDate published: 2016-10-05Rated 5 out of 5 by Buggy in Columbus from Great Results I bought a small spray bottle of this a couple of months ago and love the results I see from its use. So I bought the big, mix your own bottle. I will be using this lots in the years to come.Date published: 2016-08-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Debo from Good product Easy to use and less toxic than other chemicals.Date published: 2016-08-06Rated 5 out of 5 by kathyw from best on the market I have been using Safer for about 20 years to safely kill fleas in my house, without harming my animals, or myself. Great for people "allergic" or toxic to traditional pesticides. No chemical residue. I'd recommend it to everyone.Date published: 2016-01-26Rated 5 out of 5 by dabwilldo from excellent products I have been using Safer brand for more than 10 years and I'm always confident that their products will perform just as they should and will be safe for me and my familyDate published: 2015-12-28Rated 5 out of 5 by Vee13 from Really like this product! I've been using this product for several years, now and really like it. I had scale on my fig trees and after spraying the scale with alcohol to start the killing process, I sprayed it with the Insect Killing Soap and the scale died quickly, though I didn't see anything on the label about it being for scale. Can't get better than that. In comparison, when I had run out of this soap, I bought a different brand from Home Depot. or Lowe's that was also an insect killing soap and it didn't do as good a job, though it WAS listed to kill scale. I'm sold on Safer Brand products.Date published: 2015-07-29
Is 5 T. Per gallon of water going to hurt my plants, and do I need to rinse plants off later, if so wen?For indoor and outdoor plants, we recommend mixing 2.5 fl. oz. (5 Tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.Date published: 2017-01-12
Does this product work on scale?This product is recommended for use against soft scales.Date published: 2016-12-19
can this be used in a hose end sprayer and does it work on the lawn?This product can be applied with all types of hand or power sprayers. It also can be used on the lawn to control soft bodied insects.Date published: 2016-11-11
How come I can't use it on my Gardenia plant?When tested, gardenias have shown sensitivity to our product, therefore we do not recommend using it on them.Date published: 2016-11-11
Does this kill spider mites?This product is not recommended for use against spider mites. We recommend our Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap #5110.Date published: 2016-11-11
Does this product kill the crepe myrtle bark scale?This product can be used to control the crawler stage of scale. As an alternative, our Safer® Brand End ALL® (model 5102) can be used to eliminate hard bodied insects such as scale in all stages of their life cycle.Date published: 2016-11-03
Just a thought but would Safer's Soap be effective against head lice and safe to use on humans?This product is intended for use on plants. We do not recommend placing it on skin or using it to eliminate lice.Date published: 2016-11-03
What is the difference between the 16 and 32 oz concentrate. Is it just the label and oictures that are different. It seems cheepear to buy multiple bottles of the smaller size to equal the amount i need but i want to make sure it is the same productThe active ingredients in both products are identical. Please keep in mind that we do run varying sales on our websites which may occasionally cause one bottle to be priced better than the other.Date published: 2016-11-03
- All About
All About Insects that Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Controls
Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap, Concentrate battles many insects in your organic garden. Find out about the three major types of insects that Insect Killing Soap helps to control. By learning about these pesky insects that inhabit your garden, you can find effective methods of controlling them so you can have a healthy harvest.
- Why Organic
Tips for Using Insect Killing Soap
SHAKE WELL. For best results, use freshly mixed solution. Use soft water whenever possible.
Flower and bedding Plants Growing Outdoors and in Home Greenhouses:
Including foliage plants, roses and succulents.
Apply when insects appear. Take care to thoroughly wet all infested surfaces. A second application should be timed to control newly hatched young. Repeat weekly as needed up to three times.
NOTE: Do not use on bleeding heart, gardenias, jade plant, lantana, lilies or sweet peas. Some varieties of azaleas, begonias, camellias, fuchsias, gardenias and impatiens have shown sensitivity. If wilting occurs within a few hours, rinse with clean water supply. Test on chrysanthemums for varietal sensitivity and do not apply to open blooms.
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs:
NOTE: Do not apply to chestnut, Japanese maple, mountain ash or Colorado blue spruce. Do not apply to ornamentals stressed by drought or when tender new foliage is present. Do not apply to evergreens during drought or when tender new foliage is present. Do not apply when temperature exceeds 90°F. Test on arborvitae, Eugenia, euonymus for varietal and drought sensitivity.
Vegetable Growing Outdoors and in Home Greenhouses:
Apply when insects first appear or when damage occurs. Spray to wet all infested plant surfaces. One gallon of spray covers approximately 850 sq ft of growing area.
For most pests, repeat application after several days to eliminate newly hatched individuals. Repeat at weekly to biweekly intervals up to three times. Do not make more than 3 sequential applications over a two-week period.
NOTE: Do not apply during heat of day or when temperature exceeds 90°F.
Fruits and Nuts:
Spray when insects first appear or to prevent damage. Apply to achieve thorough coverage of infested foliage/branches. Repeat at weekly intervals as needed. Avoid spraying when blossoms are present.
Apply when insects or signs of their damage appear. Take care to thoroughly wet all surfaces of infested foliage and branches.
NOTE: Do not use on Crown of Thorns and test other euphorbias for phytotoxicity before full-scale application. Do not use on dracaena, delicate ferns, dieffenbachia, ornamental ivies, palms or succulents without testing.
FAQs About Insects in Your Garden
Q: Is a spider mite an insect or is it actually a spider?
A: 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. More»
Q: 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?
A: 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. More»
Q: My neighbor told me I have scales on some of my ornamental plants. What are scales 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: Isn't "insecticidal soap" just dishwashing liquid or soap added to water?
A: 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. More»
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