What is Insecticidal Soap

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What is insecticidal soap?

what is insectcidial soap

Insecticidal soap is a type of liquid soap that is used to combat pests and insects, which infect plants. It’s used in organic gardening and farming because it is non toxic and Eco-friendly. It is safe for children and pets, too.

What it contains?

Insecticidal soap contains potassium fatty acids usually found in palm oil and coconut oil. These fatty acids are the main ingredient of it.

How Insecticidal soap works?

When sprayed on plants (soft water works well) it dissolves its waxy coating when comes in direct contact with soft bodied insects and pests, it breaks up their cell membrane and suffocate them.

Which Insects it can kill?

It can kill: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, white flies, sugar ants, immature leaf hoppers and scales.

You can buy it from gardening stores easily or Read this post to learn how to make your own at home, which is easy. While buying it, ensure that the concentration of fatty acids in it must be in the range of 0.5-1 percent.

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