First we need to talk about this word “Organic” because there are so many variations.  I think what most people are looking for is “all natural” meaning no chemicals that will harm you, your plants or any animals. Yes dish soap is a safe and effective organic pesticide but it only kills insects on contact.

Insects breathe through pores over their bodies, so the dish soap creates a film on the insect that basically suffocates them.  This method is very effective but only works on contact so you will have to us it often.

If you live in a hot and dry climate I would recommend using this method in the early morning or in the evening because the dish soap will act like a magnifying glass and it could cause burns on your plants over…

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