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Safer Brand

Model # 5118

Internet # 202672515

16 oz. Insect Killing Soap Concentrate

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$11.97 /each



Model # 5118

Internet # 202672515

This OMRI-listed and compliant for use in organic gardening formula kills a variety of insect pests but won't harm beneficial insects when used as directed. The Safer Brand insect killing soap utilizes the power of potassium salts of fatty acids. The potassium salts weaken the insect's waxy protective outer shell. Apply every 7-10 days when insects are present or as needed to prevent further damage. This 16 fl. oz. container will make 6 gal. of protection for your garden. Since Safer Brand insect killing soap, is a contact killer, several applications may be needed for full control. As a general rule, much like watering, do not use these products in the peak of the day or when temperatures exceed 90 degrees to avoid wilting or browning of the leaves. Unlike traditional synthetic chemicals, Safer Brand insect killing soap is safe to use around children and pets. It breaks down into their natural elements within 7-10 days, leaving no residual impact on the environment. Safer Brand insect killing soap is highly preferable to chemical pesticides, which possess toxins that can kill beneficial insects and cause long term detrimental effects on the environment. Another negative effect of chemical pesticides is the fact that insects can possibly buildup a resistance to the chemicals in the pesticides.

  • 16 fl. oz. Concentrate makes up to 6 gal.
  • Contains potassium salts of fatty acids (2%) and seaweed extract
  • 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
  • No residual impact on the environment

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Product Depth (in.) 
2.20 in 
Product Height (in.) 
6.18 in 
Product Width (in.) 
4.03 in 
Application Type 
Spray Bottle 
Concentrated or Ready to Use 
Pest Type 
Aphids,Mealybugs,Spider Mites,Whiteflies 
Plant Type 
Asparagus,Blackberries,Blueberries,Crape Myrtle,Garden Mums,Gardenia,Hibiscus,Tomatoes 
Safe for Edibles 
Safe for Pets 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good for aphids. Used as directed this product is helping get good control of aphids on my desert willow. Having the concentrate is such a better value than the premixed. June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It really works I bought this to kill worms on my Coral Bells, Hostas, tomato plants and strawberries. I sprayed the plants only ten minutes ago and already the worms have fallen off the leaves. Lets just hope they don't recover and come back tomorrow, but this seems to be doing the trick so far. I'm optimistic!! Con: Could be easier to measure May 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems to be a good product. Hope my observations will help! I got this in mid-February because I had a problem with Spider Mites, Gnats and some bug that created black spots on several different plants I was raising indoors during winter. I tried various homemade soap solutions and none of them worked. The Spider Mites were controlled on two types of plants which had the problem. One plant lost its leaves but is recovering. The other plant is clear of Mites but the plant appears to be dying. This may be because the infestation was there for a long time and I am assuming therefore that this cannot be blamed on this product. The bug that created black spots seems to have been taken care of. One out of four plants that had this problem lost a lot of leaves however. The solution did not remove the Gnats and they are all over the place. I even tried spraying every 2nd day for a period of eight days and the Gnats are still there. Hope this information is helpful. Overall, I like this product and will use it next winter before the infestation becomes too severe. April 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product for aphids etc. The product came in a timely manner. It works as advertised and got the aphids off my crepe myrtles and my garden plants such as spinach and brussel sprouts. I had to spray several times though. The only thing was that I had to make a measuring glass to measure out the product since no measuring implement is included. But an old jam glass will do the trick. And remember to put the water in your sprayer first then add the product since it will foam( it's a soap concentrate) if you do it the other way around. April 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mixing Ratio May Need to Be Changed I had spider mites all over my Desert Rose. Initially, I used the mixing ratio per the instructions but that did not kill the spider mites. Then I used twice the strength and that seem to work, and it did not harm the plant. December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I use this product on our heritage oak trees that get infested with aphids and spider mites every year. Got tired of paying $60.00 per application, for a "professional" to spray the trees twice a year. Bought this product in a spray bottle and couldn't believe the results. The bottle only lasted on one tree. Now, I will get a sprayer and the concentrate and do it myself. $10. for the sprayer, $18 for the product, beats the heck out of $120 plus a year. Best part, it works. June 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pest why don't you stock this item in your stores? it's very good,but its needs to be the 16 oz. May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works much better than homemade version. This product works much better than homemade versions, and is far more affordable than buying premixed. However, it would be nice if they made the cap as a predetermined measure to make mixing small batches easier. June 25, 2011
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