Ideal to use before the introduction of biological controls, perhaps while waiting for the residue of previous chemical sprays to dissipate. Soft Soap Concentrate reduces population and the breeding capabilities of Aphids, Whiteflies, Red Spider Mites, Thrips, Mealybug and Scale. Soft soap works by plugging up the breathing holes in the insects body, and also by sticking their wings and moving parts together. It is not a poison, so can be safely used on edible crops.
The dilution rate is 1:100. So the 250ml bottle will go a long way. If the infection is limited to a few plants you can carefully wash each leaf with dilute soap. For larger infections use a dilute spray of this pure soap to get into shoots and flowers. Stick to the dilution rate to avoid cell damage.
Soft Soap can be used all year round. As a preventative tool use every fortnight, especially leading up to time when you would normally see pests. If you have seen pests, use 3 times a week until you see the pest numbers recede.
POTASSIUM SOAP OF TALL TREE FATTY ACID - CAS No. 61790-44-1 Synonyms SOFT SOAP; POTASSIUM SALTS OF NATURAL FATTY ACIDS No significant hazard. May be irritating on prolonged contact with skin. Remove contaminated clothing. May cause transient corneal irritation. Rinse immediately with copious quantities of warm water for 15 minutes. Unlikely to be harmful by ingestion. Wash out mouth and drink a cup of warm water. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Seek medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist. Warning: There are certain plants which can be damaged by Soft Soap - these include Fuchsia, ferns and bedding plants in bloom. Test a one or two leaves first if you are in doubt.
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