Insecticidal Soap

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Insecticidal Soap

Insecticidal Soap

1•    16 fl. oz. concentrate makes 6 gallons
•    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, squash bugs, blossom thrips and whiteflies
•    Does not kill beneficial insects
•    Can be used up until the day of harvest
•    OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening

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Indoor Plants:
Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 Tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.

Apply when insects or signs of their damage appear.  Take care to thoroughly wet all surfaces of infested foliage and branches. For Aphids:  examine plants after two days and spray again if needed.  For other pests, spray weekly at 7-10-day intervals as need up to three times.  Do not make repeated sprays at short intervals without thoroughly rinsing foliage. For Blossom Thrips on African violets, spray to contact thrips on the blooms. Root Mealybugs and Springtail infestations can be reduced using a soil drench of one or two tablespoons of concentrate in a quart of tepid water applied monthly.

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.

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Flower and bedding Plants Growing Outdoors and in Home Greenhouses:
Including foliage plants, roses and succulents.

Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.

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.

For Earwigs:  spray directly on insects after disturbing their hiding places.

NOTE:  Do not use on bleeding heart, gardenias, jade plant, lantana, lilies or sweet peas.
Some varieties of azaleas, begonias, camellias, fuschias, 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.

1Ornamental Trees and Shrubs:
Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.

To control the crawler stage of adelgids, psyllids and scales, spray to wet bark surface when infestation warrants. For Mites, be sure to wet underside of leaves and needle sheaths. For Tent Caterpillars, use 4 fl. oz. (8 Tbsp.) per gallon and spry directly on young larvae when congregated on outside of tent.
NOTE:  Do not apply to chestnut, Japanese maple, mountain ash or Colorado blue spruce.  Do not apply to ornamentals stressed by drought or when teneder 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.  Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Concentrate may result in the temporary removal of the glaucus bloom from spruces.

1Vegetable Growing Outdoors and in Home Greenhouses:
Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.

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 applicagtons over a two-week period.  May be used up to day of harvest.
NOTE:  Do not apply during heat of day or when temperature exceeds 90°F.

Root and Tuber Vegetables:
Including  carrot, potato, radish and sugar beet to suppress aphids, and to control leafhoppers, plant bugs and whiteflies.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Bulb Vegetables:
Including onion and garlic to suppress thrips.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Brassica (Cole) Leafy Vegetables:
Including broccoli, Brussels spouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage (bok choy) and kale to control leafhoppers, plant bugs and whitefly and to suppress aphids.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Leafy Vegetables:  Including lettuce, celery, and spinach to control whitefly and mites and to suppress aphids.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Legume Vegetables:  Including bean, peas and soybeans to control aphids, grasshoppers, whiteflies and spider mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Fruiting vegetables:  Including tomatoes, peppers and eggplant to control spider mites and whitefly and to suppress aphids.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Cucurbit Vegetables:  Including cucumber, summer squash and melon to control plant bugs and whitefly and to suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.  Always apply to cucumber at night or during the coolest part of the day.

Herbs and Spices:  Including basil, chives, dill, marjoram, and sage to control whitefly and to suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.

1Fruits and Nuts:
Mix 2.5 fl. oz. (5 tbsp.) of concentrate per gallon of water.

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.  Use up to the day of harvest.

Citrus Fruits:  Including lemons, sweet orange and grapefruit to control aphids, cottony cushion scale, black scale, red scale and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.
NOTE:  Some marking of fruit may occur especially when spray runoff occurs or when sooty mold is present.

Pome Fruits:  Including apple and pear to control leafhoppers, scale crawlers, pear psylla, pear slug (Tenthrindae) and to suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.

NOTE:  Spray may cause localized marking of some varieties, particularly apple varieties such as Red and Golden Delicious, Gravenstein and pear varieties such as d’Anjou, Comice and Asian.

Stone Fruits:  Including cherry, peach and plums to control scale insects and suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.  NOTE:  Spray may cause localized spotting of nectarines and remove waxbloom from plums.

Small Fruits and Berries:  Including blackberry, coffee, cranberry, grape and strawberry to control leafhoppers, mealybugs, scales and whitefly and to suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.  NOTE:  Do not spray grapes during the period between the start of blooming and 2 to 3 days post shatter.

Tree Nuts:  Including almonds, English walnuts and pecans to control scale crawlers and to suppress aphids and mites.  Use up to the day of harvest.

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Documentation:

Insecticidal Soap Labelpdf
Insecticidal Soap MSDSpdf
Insecticidal Soap Instructionspdf




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