This OMRI-listed and compliant for use in organic gardening formula kills a variety of insect pests but won’t harm beneficial insects when used as directed. The Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap utilizes the power of potassium salts of fatty acids. The potassium salts weaken the insect’s waxy protective outer shell. Apply every seven to ten days when insects are present or as needed to prevent further damage. This 16-ounce container will make six gallons of protection for your garden. Since Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap is a contact killer, several applications may be needed for full control. As a general rule, much like watering, do not use these products in the peak of the day or when temperatures exceed 90 degrees to avoid wilting or browning of the leaves. Unlike traditional synthetic chemicals, Safer Brand Insect Killing Soap is safe to use around children and pets. It breaks down into their natural elements within seven to ten days, leaving no residual impact on the environment.