Garden Safe pest control products offer safer alternatives to synthetic chemicals, so you can create beautiful, bountiful gardens while keeping your harvests as healthy as possible. Ideal for use in organic gardening, Garden Safe Insecticidal Soap kills a range of bugs on contact, yet is safe enough to be used on the day you harvest fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Potassium salts of fatty acids--the active ingredient in Garden Safe Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer--are made from plant-derived fatty acids. These fatty acids damage the cell membranes of many soft-bodied insects such as aphids, whiteflies, and mites, killing them on contact. The spray actually breaks down into potassium, which is used by plants, and into fatty acids, which are metabolized by soil microbes.
Garden Safe Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic gardening. Garden Safe will not harm honeybees or ladybugs.
Garden Safe is a contact spray. Pests must be sprayed directly to achieve control. To use, thoroughly spray insect pests on all plant parts, including undersides of leaves, until the plant is wet. Repeat treatment weekly or every two weeks if needed. Avoid spraying in full sun.
This product can be applied to a wide range of vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, shrubs, and flowers. Do not, however, use Garden Safe on sweet peas, nasturtiums, or delicate ferns. Use with care on new seedlings, transplants, and blooms. If you're concerned about the sensitivity of your plants to this product, apply small areas to your plants and wait to determine if plant damage occurs.
You can use Garden Safe Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer inside on potted plants and in greenhouses, in addition to outside gardens. The best time to spray Garden Safe is in mornings, evenings, or anytime your plants aren't exposed to full sun. You should not clean plant parts after treating with Garden Safe. If you're using the spray on the day before you harvest fruits, vegetables, or herbs, rinse your edibles thoroughly with water before using them.