How to Manage Pests
Active ingredient: Soap
Pesticide type: fungicide, insecticide, miticide
Synonyms: fungicidal soap; insecticidal soap; potash soap
See example products below.
An insecticidal soap spray will kill only insects it comes in direct contact with at the time of application. Thoroughly spray so that all insects are covered. Be aware that many insects prefer the undersides of leaves or may be under sepals or within leaf buds. As there is no residual activity, two or more sprays 2 or 3 days apart may be necessary. Try to avoid making applications when sun is on the plant. Complete kill of pests is unlikely, but soap sprays can bring populations down to tolerable levels as part of an integrated control program that includes reliance on natural enemies.
Precautions and Safety Equipment
Minimize your exposure to pesticides. Avoid contact with eyes. Wear eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat that can be washed after each use. Always read label of individual product for additional directions.
Bayer Advanced 2-in-1 Moss & Algae Killer Ready to Spray • Bayer Advanced Natria Insecticidal Soap Ready-to-Use • Bonide Moss Max Ready to Spray • Bonide Mossmax RTS • Earth-Tone Insecticidal Soap • Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer II • Garden Safe Brand Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer • Orchard Est. 1931 Indoor Outdoor Insecticidal Soap Ready-to-Use • Safer Brand Fast Acting Weed & Grass Killer • Whitney Farms Insecticidal Soap