Bonide® Insecticidal Soap

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Ideal for organic gardeners. This fast-acting, ready-to-use formula will help control pests like aphids, lace bugs, mealy bugs, mites, grasshoppers, leafhoppers, scale insects, plant bugs, sawfly larvae (pear and rose slugs), psyllids, tent caterpillars, thrips, spider mites, earwigs and whitefly. For use on fruit trees, nut trees, figs, citrus, ornamental and shade trees. May be used up to day of harvest.

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Safe for houseplants
Louise S on Mar 4, 2021
Mary W on Jan 27, 2021
Safe for houseplants
Louise S on Mar 4, 2021
Mike on Mar 4, 2021
Mary W on Jan 27, 2021
Worked well for me in the past.
LAWRENCE F on Apr 3, 2020
My fruit tree was covered with aphids, and hope to kill them with this spray
M A on Dec 16, 2019
previous experience was great!
Al A on Mar 22, 2019
First line of defense for house plants.
Linda L on Mar 15, 2019
it is organic
Elizabeth B on Feb 8, 2019
JOHN A W on Apr 27, 2016
Mike on Mar 4, 2021
Worked well for me in the past.
LAWRENCE F on Apr 3, 2020
When can I begin to spray my plum & apple trees?
Dixie on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Because this spray works on contact, you should start when the first signs of pests (including nests, eggs, larvae, etc.) appear.
Does this work on Japanese beetles?
Ray B on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes effective on Japanese beetles after we sprayed on a regular basis cherry and apple trees no longer had beetle problems
I have little bugs on my apple tree leaves. What are they and what do I need to spray on them?
Sandy on Oct 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This product did not work very well on my fruit trees. You really have to get the leaves , branches and trunk thoroughly wet on both sides with any product to control the aphids and the ants that farm them, and it was difficult with this hand pump sprayer. It did work well on my rose bushes, though. The Monterey Fruit tree Spray Plus worked wonders - I recommend it, instead. Diluted according to the directions and sprayed on the trees, till they were dripping with a hose end sprayer really did the trick. I only had to use it once this season and haven't had another re-infestation, although it does recommend reapplying.
Is it toxic to honey bees?
Mary C on Aug 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I do not believe so, unless you spray it directly on the bees, this is an on contact killer, it does not keep working after it dries. Happy gardening!
Why is my plant dying?
Clarene S on May 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: How much are you using? What symptoms does it have? This soap spray only works on contact, it will not continue to work after it dries so if you have to reapply, but be sure to follow the instructions I believe they are under the label. If you have a mite or soft body insect problem you could look at ordering lady bugs online. Hope this helps, God bless!
Does this work on all plants?
Bobby L on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used it on fruit trees and it worked for me
is this product okay for treating poplar tree leaves?
chuck on Jun 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: While I have only used Bonide Insecticidal Soap on my Fruit Trees, I have read a Fact Sheet authored by Clemson University (HGIC 2005 ~ November 19, 2017, about a study they had done on the use of Insecticidal Soap on Maple species. I can only assume that if it has been used on deciduous trees, be they fruit or landscape trees, with no ill effect then using it on your Poplar tree would be fine. Just be sure to read the insert/label before applying any product. I have been using it for years and have never had an issue. Good Luck.
Is it safe for bees?
JONATHON S on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is safe for bees if you don't spray them directly with it. Any residual contact is non-toxic to bees.

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Bonide Insecticidal Soap
My fruit was much improved and I saw crops for the first time!
May 4, 2016
over 7 years ago
Kills aphids quick
I sprayed this on a plum tree that was riddled with aphids and it killed them quick. It's not a permanent solution as the aphids come back and I end up spraying every couple weeks. I quit because our tree now has a lot of ladybugs that I don't want to kill but this is one of the first organic products I have used that I was impressed with.
July 18, 2018
over 3 years ago