Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate 16oz

Model #: 5118

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  • Kills soft bodied insects on contact including aphids, mites, & more.
  • Makes up to 6 gallons of solution.
  • Covers up to 1,600 sq ft (16oz bottle).
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening.
  • Can be used up until the day of harvest.


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Description

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!

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 breaks down into its natural elements within 7-10 days, and will not persist in the environment.

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap (Insecticidal Soap)

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!

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 breaks down into its natural elements within 7-10 days, and will not persist in the environment.

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 instructions depending on indoor/outdoor use and specific plants and insects, please refer to the Instructions link to the left.

OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. Using insecticidal soap solutions in your garden provides you with aphid control, mealybug control and an overall pest free organic garden.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!

Specs

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate - Specifications

Product Features:

  • 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

Specifications:

  • 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!)
Reviews

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 4.72 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Easy to use and less toxic than other chemicals.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 family
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safer Insecticidal Soap Greatest stuff! I've been using your concentrate since I began gardening nearing 30 years now. You've come out with variations which I haven't used. I don't ever want to lose the original-please never stop! I and my yards, gardens, birds and animals love you for that! (I'd buy you out every month had I the funds!) Thanks again for the security-knowing you have what I need.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review While this killing soap works well, I believe pesticide works better, I actually prefer the faster more guaranteed methods of killing bugs.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review Does what's it's supposed it will kill an or keep insects away very we'll , an will burn Your plants to if you don't get your ratios right so be careful with that.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review I like the idea of an organic pesticide vs chemicals. I mixed this in an empty 32oz spray bottle to use on my vegetable plants. So far it seems to be working well. I wish the mixing directions were more practical. I had to estimate how much I needed for my type of sprayer
Date published: 2014-05-08
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Q&A

Will this product harm monarch caterpillars?

Asked by: larcnt
This product is effective against tent caterpillars, but has not been tested for its effect against monarch caterpillars. We do not recommend that the product be applied when it may come in contact with the monarch caterpillars.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-08-18

How much concentrate to mix with 1 gallon of water?

Asked by: Norma
We recommend mixing 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-08-13

Does it kill Winter Moth Caterpillars?

Asked by: Paul
This product has not been tested for Winter Moth Caterpillars.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-08-10

I mix concentrate in 1 quart jar. How much concentrate should I add to water?  I am growing tomatoes and cucumbers   

Asked by: Sususu21
Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-08-10

is this the same as Safer tomato & vegetable insect killer, only in concentrate form?

Asked by: mdg6666
This product does not contain pyrethrins, which is one of the active ingredients in our Safer® Brand Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer.
Answered by: Consumer Relations
Date published: 2016-08-10

Does your product kill Japanese beetles on hearty rose bushes?

Asked by: DeeNew
The only thing that worked for me was this: pluck adults from roses several times per day all summer. Drop in hot soapy water. In early spring, dump bucketfuls of hot soapy water on the ground underneath your roses two or three times, this kills the grubs before they hatch
Answered by: Abey
Date published: 2016-07-04

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 product

Asked by: Cullen

Will Safer kill fire ants and destroy their beds?

Asked by: Beebs
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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.

Learn More:

Why Organic

Why Organic?

The benefits of going organic in your lawn and garden are exponential! In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasing the chances of accelerated disease in your family, going organic can provide mental and physical benefits, long-term money-savings, and increased vitamin and mineral content in your soil, among other things.

Learn more:

Benefits of Going Organic

Organic gardening provides for intense, realistic flavors in your food, and higher vitamin and mineral content than in conventionally produced foods. Organic Gardening: It's good for the environment and healthier for you and your family!

Organic vs. Natural - How to Read Labels

In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. Understanding product labels and certifications can help clear up the confusion.

Tips

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.

Indoor Plants:

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

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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