Coleus forum: Insect Killing Soap Use

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Name: Jimmy Z
Point Pleasant New Jersey
May 5, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Just arrived .....32oz Organic Insect Killing soap particularly for Mealy Bugs and Coleus loving insects. My question is I WAIT until first sign of insects or do I use this preemptively ? I understand it breaks down the membrane of the Im guessing the earlier.
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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May 5, 2016 10:27 AM CST
It is a last resort for me but I definitely use it on the mealybugs when they get bad , I urge caution though as not to spray any beneficial insects

like this lady bug larva

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Name: Jimmy Z
Point Pleasant New Jersey
May 5, 2016 9:09 PM CST
Yes I read up a bit on it.... Lady who could kill a Ladybug????!!! Not Me!!! Thanks
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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May 8, 2016 2:50 AM CST


Yeah I stopped using systemic granulated stuff too.. does too much damage.. use soap or alcohol when it gets bad

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