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 27.Rated 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: 2015-07-29Rated 5 out of 5 by ctwebb 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: 2015-07-26Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous 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: 2014-05-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous 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
Will Safer kill fire ants and destroy their beds?This product is not recommended to control fire ants.Date published: 2016-10-18
Does your product kill Japanese beetles on hearty rose bushes?This product is designed for soft bodied insects and not recommended for Japanese beetles.Date published: 2016-10-13
can it be used on plum trees?This product can be used on plum trees, however it may remove the waxbloom.Date published: 2016-09-01
I no longer have the instructions, so I don't know how much concentrate I mix with water. Could you please let me know what the mixture is? I have the Insect Killing Soap concentrate. Thanks.We recommend mixing 2.5 fl. oz (5 Tablespoons) per gallon of water.Date published: 2016-09-01
What is the shelf life of safer insecticidal soap. I see a date of 07/21/15 on the front of the bottle, lower right. Today's date is May 30 2016.This product is effective for two years unopened or one year once opened.Date published: 2016-09-01
what are the recommendations concerning rain for this product? How soon before or after rain can it be used? thanksWe recommend applying at least 12 hours prior to rain.Date published: 2016-09-01
Will this product harm monarch caterpillars?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.Date published: 2016-08-18
How much concentrate to mix with 1 gallon of water?We recommend mixing 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.Date published: 2016-08-13
- 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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