Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU kills insects on contact with natural Potassium Fatty Acids. Insecticidal Soap is perfect for houseplants, vegetables, flowers, fruits and more. This patented formula by Bonide does not persist in the environment like other chemicals and may be used up until the day of harvest. Insecticidal Soap is preferred by organic gardners for an easy and environmentally safe insect and pest control solution. Contains no flammable solvents like some other brands.
For use on vegetables, fruit and nut trees, citrus, berries, ornamentals, shrubs, flowers, and trees in homes, gardens and greenhouses.
Does not persist in the environment.
For Organic Gardening.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Shake container before use. This is a contact spray and insects must be sprayed directly to achieve control. Thoroughly spray insect insects or powdery mildew to wetting on all plant parts, including undersides of leaves. Repeat treatment weekly or bi-weekly if needed. May be used on edible crops up to and including day of harvest.
Do Not Use on sweet peas, nasturtiums, delicate ferns. Use with care on new seedlings, transplants and blooms. Avoid spraying during full sun. If concerned about sensitivity of plants, apply to individual plants or small areas of plants and wait to determine if plant damage occurs prior to treatment of larger areas.
This will control powdery mildew and listed insects such as: adelgids (woolly aphids), aphids, lacebugs, mealybugs, mites, grasshoppers, leafhoppers, scale insects, plant bugs, sawfly larvae (pear and rose slugs), psyllids, tent caterpillars, thrips, spider mites, earwigs and whitefly.
For use indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses on: fruit and nut trees (e.g., apples, cherries, peaches, pears, pecans, almonds); corn; soybeans; melons; tomatoes; vegetables (e.g., beans, cabbage, cucurbits, peas, potatoes); figs; small fruits (e.g., grapes, strawberry, raspberry); citrus; houseplants; ornamental and bedding plants; ornamental and shade trees (e.g., birch, evergreens, holly, oak).
I bought Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU, but can't really tell if it is safe for the environment?
Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU kills insects on contact with natural Potassium Fatty Acids. Insecticidal Soap is perfect for houseplants, vegetables, flowers, fruits and more. This patented formula by Bonide does not persist in the environment like other chemicals and may be used up until the day of harvest. Insecticidal Soap is preferred by organic gardeners for an easy and environmentally safe insect and pest control solution. Contains no flammable solvents like some other brands. You can check out the product label and the MSDS by going to the Bonide Insecticidal Soap page on our website and clicking on the links just under the picture of the product or you can simply click on the links provided in this answer.
I have moles and want to get rid of grubs and insects that they eat. But I don't want to endanger my frogs.
Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU is not labeled to treat for grubs. It's mainly for aphids and other insects of the type. It is a contact kill and should not harm frogs that enter the treated area after it has dried. We would recommend to apply when frogs are less active. You may be interested in Milky Spore for Grub control, which will only harm white grubs.
Sometimes we get little tiny brown flying bugs in the house. My mother says they come from my houseplants. I tried getting a houseplant insecticide at the store. The only kind I could find had tea tree oil, and it stinks for hours, giving everybody headaches and leaving a taste in the air. Does this product have an unpleasant smell?
Is it safe to eat fruit off a pear tree after spraying the diseased tree with Bonide Insecticidal Soap?
The pear tree has been diseased for two years now. each spring, buds will form and fruits will develop. However, you can tell that the tree is infected by insects, and the fruits will not mature and just fall to the ground. During this time of year, the tree is already bearing fruits. Is it a good idea to spray the tree now? And if I do spray now, will the fruits on the tree edible after spraying?
Yes, it is safe to spray your pear tree with Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU. Per the label, you must shake the conainer before using it and thoroughly spray insect pests to wetting on all plant parts, including undersides of the leaves. It is a contact spray so pests must be sprayed directly to achieve control and you can repeat treatment weekly or bi-weekl if needed. You can use Bonide Insecticidal Soap RTU on edible crops up to and including the day of harvest.