Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate - 16 oz

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Model
5118-6
Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate - 16 oz 13 4.7 5 1
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  • 16 fl oz concentrate- makes up to 6 gal
  • Contains potassium salts of fatty acids (49.52%)
  • Targets and kills aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, harlequin bugs, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, mites, plant bugs, psyllids, sawfly larvae, soft scales, spider mites, and whiteflies
  • Can be used up until the day of harvest
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening
  • Will not persist in the environment
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Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate - How it Works

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate eliminates insect pests so your garden plants can grow healthy and strong. This special formulation of insecticidal soap and seaweed extract kills soft-bodied insects while remaining gentle enough to spray directly on your plants. Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap has no unpleasant odor, so you can still enjoy the natural aromas of your garden.

Most importantly, this OMRI Listed® insect killer is compliant for use in organic gardening so you can stay true to your plans for growing your fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Best Used For

Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening
Killing soft-bodied insects
Killing soft bodied insects
Gentle on Plants
Gentle on Plants
No Unpleasant Odor
No Unpleasant Odors
Economical Concentrate
Economical Concentrate
Kills Insects on Contact

Kills Destructive Insects on Contact

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap uses potassium salts of fatty acids to kill soft-bodied insect pests on contact. Potassium salts of fatty acids work by weakening and breaking down the protective outer shell of the insect, ultimately triggering dehydration and death.

Potassium salts of fatty acids are derived from the natural acids found in animal fats and plant oils. Simply spray your plants at the first sign of insect damage, and apply every 5- 7 days as long as insects are present.

Target These Unwanted Insects

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate controls:

  • Aphids
  • Mealybugs
  • Earwigs
  • Whiteflies
  • Grasshoppers
  • Harlequin Bugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mites
  • Plant bugs
  • Psyllids
  • Sawfly Larvae
  • Soft Scales
  • Spider Mites
  • Squash Bugs
  • Blossom Thrips
Earwig on Leaf
Mealybug
Meadow Grasshopper
Grain Aphid
Use on Variety of Plants

For Use on a Variety of Plants

Insect Killing Soap is gentle enough to use directly on your plants to keep them pest-free. Potassium salts of fatty acids targets the soft-bodied insects attacking your vegetation, giving your plants the opportunity to thrive.

Mix this concentrate and use Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap on flowers, fruits, vegetable, houseplants, trees, shrubs and ornamentals. When mixed appropriately, it is gentle enough to be used up until the day of harvest and the solution will not persist in the environment after application.

How to Use Insect Killing Soap

It’s important to thoroughly drench all plant surfaces (including and the bottom of the leaves). Continue to spray the solution to the point that it begins to drip off the plant.

As a general rule, much like watering, do not use this product when the sun is at its highest point in the sky or when temperatures exceed 90 degrees F. Application during these times could cause wilting or browning of the leaves. Since Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap is a contact killer, multiple applications may be needed for full control.

How to Use
Concentrate Solution

An Economical, Easy-to-Mix Solution

This 16oz bottle contains a concentrated insecticidal soap solution that creates over 48 times that amount in usable insect-killing spray. Simply mix a small amount of concentrate with water as directed until you have the desired amount of insecticidal soap.

Store any unmixed concentrate in a cool place for later use. One 16oz bottle of concentrate makes up to 6 gallons of solution, which is the equivalent to 24 bottles of our ready-to-use spray! This entire bottle will cover up to 1,600 square feet of plantings.

Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening

Organic gardening can be a rewarding hobby that offers economic and health benefits. An organic gardening regimen can save you money by creating sustainable gardens that feed the soil in which the gardens grow. This produces greater yields and reduces the need for you to apply fertilizers and pest controls. Increased organic matter in your soil also reduces erosion and conserves water. Growers say the fruits and vegetables produced in organic gardens are often more flavorful and nutrient-dense.

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate has been third-party reviewed for use in organic gardening by the Organic Materials Review Institute to carry the OMRI Listed® seal, which means it has been deemed compliant for use in organic gardening by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

OMRI Listed
Five Stars

"I was over run by spider mites, this product stopped them in their tracks. I would recommend this product highly." (Review from Lessbuggynow)

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate

Do you want to know more helpful details about Insect Killing Soap? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate
Model # 5118-6
Size 16 fl oz
Makes Up to 6 gallons of solution per bottle
Active Ingredients Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 49.52%
Eliminates Aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, mealybugs, mites and more...
For Use On Flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, ornamentals and houseplants
Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate
Model # 5118-6
Size 16 fl oz
Active Ingredients Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 49.52%
Eliminates
  • Adelfidaes (Crawler stage)
  • Earwigs
  • Grasshoppers
  • Harlequin bugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Mealybugs (including root mealybugs)
  • Mites
  • Plant bugs
  • Psyllids
  • Sawfly larvae
  • Soft scales
  • Spider mites
  • Springtails
  • Squash bugs
  • Tent caterpillars
  • Blossom thrips
  • Whiteflies
For Use On (Consult individual instructions before application)
  • Flowers (including African violets, roses)
  • Fruits
  • Houseplants (including succulents)
  • Ornamentals
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Vegetables
Usage Notes
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic production
  • Before use, shake well
  • Apply with hand sprayer or power sprayer
  • Consult instructions before application
  • Can be used up to the day of harvest
Storage & Disposal

Do not contaminate water, feed or foodstuffs by storage and disposal.

PESTICIDE STORAGE:

  • Store only in original container in a cool, dry area inaccessible to children and pets. Do not store full or partial containers in direct sunlight. Keep container tightly sealed when not in use.
PESTICIDE DISPOSAL AND CONTAINER HANDLING:
  • If Empty: Non-refillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available.
  • If Partily Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
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Jul 14, 2022
It would be nice if mixing directions were available somewhere. Not on the label, how much per gallon?
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Response from Admin
Jul 16, 2022
We are sorry to hear that the label was no longer on your bottle! To use, mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water. Please feel free to contact us directly with any additional questions. - Susan
good
5
Jul 3, 2021
Good price Great product Fast delivery
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Killed the bugs
5
Jun 24, 2021
Great bug killer. My azaleas are really looking good. Thanks Safer
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Best purchase ever.
5
Jun 19, 2021
This is by far the best pest control product I have purchased. Excellent product.
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Long Time User
5
May 15, 2021
We have been using this product for years and it has been effective in controlling the various insects, etc. that attack our outdoor plants. It is getting harder to find at the retail stores where we purchase our other supplies, so we had to order on line.
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great product
5
May 5, 2021
Very specifically does what it says. Fast shipping.Packaged well. Looking forward to yummy,bug free veggies soon
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Saved Our Hibiscus
5
Nov 23, 2020
Love this insect killer. We have huge hibiscus down both sides of our lot. Mealybugs attacked them. For a while I thought they were going to kill our hibiscus, but I sprayed them a few times with Safer Insect Killing soap, and now they are beautiful. The soap does not hurt the environment or the beneficial insects.
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Excellent on Earwigs and Grasshoppers
5
Aug 18, 2020
I LOVE this stuff! We have a crazy amount of earwigs and grasshoppers this year and this stuff kills earwigs instantly, protects my crops, and takes care of the grasshoppers pretty well as well. I used up 2 bottles and just ordered 4 more! Yay! Something that WORKS!!!!
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Smells ok
4
May 25, 2018
I just bought this stuff (on Amazon) to use on my indoor China Doll tree that has survived many infestations. I'd only been using diluted rubbing alcohol to kill spider mites with, but my poor tree got eaten as soon as it regrew small branches. So far, all I have done is mix the stuff and spray it on, which I did outside and in the evening (AZ sun is unforgiving here). It doesn't smell all that bad, not what I had expected. I will write a follow-up in a week or so. Really hoping this does the trick; China Doll plants are hard to come by here and are my favorite houseplant! Right off the bat (or right out the box), I removed a star, due to the "peel here" instructions on the back that do not include instructions (I peeled the label off, there was no 2nd layer to peel).
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Good
5
May 1, 2018
It's the best. You saved my favorite plant for the second time.
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Q&A

What are the other ingredients in the safer brand insect killing soap concentrate that are 50.48% listed on the label?
Question by: Eve on May 8, 2023, 9:54 PM
The other ingredients in this product are proprietary and unable to be disclosed.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 11:50 AM
Hi, will this work in ants? I have a spider plant outside that is full of ants. Thank you!
Question by: Erin Murrell on May 7, 2023, 10:31 AM
This product has not been tested on ants.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 11:14 AM
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