Insecticidal soaps control many targeted pests with fewer potential adverse effects to the user, beneficial insects and the environment as compared with traditional pesticides. Insecticidal soaps work only on direct contact with the pests.
The most common soaps are made of the potassium salts of fatty acids. The fatty acids disrupt the structure and permeability of the insects' cell membranes. The cell contents are able to leak from the damaged cells, and the insect quickly dies. There is no residual insecticidal activity once the soap spray has dried.
Benefits of Insecticidal Soap
Insecticidal soap works best on soft-bodied insects such as aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, thrips, and whiteflies.
Available size: 1 L