Re: Safer Spray

Bob Beer (
Wed, 6 Apr 1994 08:45:46 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think this is right - Safer spray is more than just glorified
soap. In my experience, it does kill aphids, as well as mealybugs. As
with anything, you do have to repeat applications (especially with
mealybugs), to get the newly hatched beasts.

It is also not "innocuous." Inhaling the spray can be at best irritating,
at worst, it can bring on chemical pneumonia.

On Tue, 5 Apr 1994 wrote:

> Safer Spray is nothing more than glorified soap. It doesn't kill the
> aphids, just makes the plant less tasty. It is actually quite effective
> in keeping the aphids away and is completely innocuous to the plants
> and their mammalian keepers.
> I use this stuff at full strength and have never had any ill effects.
> Chris