Pest control for garden

Asked June 19, 2020, 5:01 PM EDT

Are dish soaps mixed with water good for pest control. Spider mites on Tomatoes for instance?

Daviess County Kentucky

1 Response

Hi,
It is recommended to use a product labeled for tomatoes such as insecticidal soap which is legally labeled for use as an insecticide and provides directions for safe use instead of dish soap and water. Follow the precautions on the label/.
Insecticidal soap can be used to manage spider mites. Make sure that tomato is on the label of the product follow the caution with high temperatures.
Please call the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-685-8480 for more information.