Bonide Insecticidal Soap

Bonide Insecticidal Soap uses natural fatty acids to kill insects on vegetables, fruit and nut trees, citrus, berries, ornamentals, trees, and houseplants. This product can be used outdoors, and inside homes and greenhouses. It kills a wide range of insects, including aphids, mealybugs, leafhoppers, grasshoppers, whitefly, and tent caterpillars.

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How to Use & When to Apply:

Shake the bottle well before applying. Insecticidal soap works through direct contact, so spray visible insects and wet leaves and stems thoroughly, including undersides of leaves. 

Because insecticidal soap works only when wet, apply in the morning or evening when the temperature is cooler so the product won’t evaporate as quickly. Use weekly or bi-weekly as needed. 

Bonide Insecticidal Soap can be used on fruits and vegetables until the day of harvest. Wash harvested foods thoroughly. Avoid use on new seedlings, transplants, and blooms, and avoid use in full sun.

Pros to Using Bonide Insecticidal Soap 

  • Kills a very wide range of insect pests without harming beneficial insects
  • Easy to use and apply (comes in a ready-to-use spray bottle)
  • Low environmental impact—no toxic residue
  • Approved for indoor use

Cons to Using Bonide Insecticidal Soap 

  • May not be strong enough to kill some insects
  • May need repeated applications because it only works on contact

Available Sizes:

Bonide Insecticidal Soap 32-ounce spray

The 32-ounce ready-to-use spray is the perfect size to keep on hand for occasional insect outbreaks. It can treat a small garden or a large number of patio containers or houseplants.

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