Professional-grade, California-complaint, organic pesticide and insecticide, perfect for aphids, thrips, russet, broad, and spider mite control.
Perfect for pest infections on the following commonly affected plants:
The active ingredient in Miticide Green is soybean oil. Soybean oil is a source for polypeptide protein molecules. On contact, Miticide Green acts to emulsify the waxy outer layer that is part of the exterior of the target insect’s skeleton. When the waxy outer layer is gone, the fluid inside the insect quickly evaporates, killing the insect. This method is considered a “mechanical kill” and as a consequence strains of insects are unlikely to develop a resistance or immunity.
Because Miticide Green is engineered to specifically target the chemistry of the insects’ waxy outer layer, it is safer around plants and mammals, and is much better for the environment than other alternative or traditional insecticides.
Soybean Oil.................................. 22.00 %
|Product||Miticide Green||Safer Insecticidal Soap||Safer Bioneem or Einstein Oil||PyGanic||SMC (spider mite control)|
|Active Ingredient||Soybean oil||Potassium salts of fatty acids||Neem seed extract||Pyrethrins||Plant extracts, vegetable oil|
|Degrades After||N/A||7-10 days||7-10 days||10 days on soil, 1-3 in air and water||N/A|
|Effective Against||Kills all three strains of mites, in all grow states, up to and including flowering without damaging plants||Adults, nymphal, larval||Nymphal, larval||Egg to adult||Egg to adult|
|Limitations||Dilute with pH neutral DI water only||Potassium salts of fatty acids and those containing sodium lauryl sulfate have not been shown to be efficacious, moreover, "salts and sulfates" can damage plants||Cannot be used in the last 3-4 weeks in the growth cycle due to taste||Pyrethrin is a prohibited toxic in CA||Efficacy sometimes limited. May hinder plants ability to breathe. Some products affect taste.|
WHAT YOU WON'T FIND
Some products claim they’re "organic." And while they have organic ingredients, they also may contain prohibited elements such as isopropyl alcohol, an ingredient specifically named as a prohibited element for use in California. Others contain even worse materials. Under Title 16 California testing the following ingredients were identified as N/T (No Trace) in Miticide Green:
- Heavy metals
- Microbial impurities
Shake well before opening. Use only distilled or deionized water to mix. Chlorines and chemicals in the tap water can affect the efficacy of the product. Using a clean container add 1 ounce of this concentrate for each gallon of water. This 15oz of concentrate will treat an area of approximately 2,500 square feet. Use on small plant area before treating entire plant. Examine in 6 hours. If no plant damage is observed first, proceed to make broader application. This concentrate has been carefully measured and prepared. Do not over dilute. Do not under dilute as plant damage may occur. Do not use in conjunction with alcohol, ammonia or bleach-based products or steam.
Keep out of reach of children
Recommend latex or rubber gloves and protective eyewear.
First aid treatment:
Avoid skin or eye contact. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Do not ingest. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea and diarrhea.