Pest Insect Control

DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate

DES-X® is an insecticide/miticide soap concentrate that eradicates pests through nonspecific direct contact, breaking down the cuticle and penetrating the body of the insect and/or mite. It is an effective choice for resistance management, and has no residual effects after the spray application dries. It is compatible with control agents, beneficial insects, and beneficial predatory mites.

DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate Benefits

  • Formulated for optimum spreading across leaf surfaces or insect cuticle.
  • Effective against adult, larval and nymph stages of the pests.
  • Can be used to control pest infestations prior to releasing beneficials.
  • Contains potassium salts of fatty acids (also known as "insecticidal soap") for effective control of various insect species
  • May be combined with other pesticides to broaden the target spectrum, improve the level of kill, provide residual control, and enhance coverage.

Pests Controlled by DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate

  • Adelgids (woolly aphids)
  • Aphids
  • Lace bugs
  • Mealybugs
  • Mites
  • Leafhoppers
  • Scale insects
  • Plant bugs
  • Sawfly larvae
  • Psyllids
  • Tent caterpillars
  • Spider mite
  • Earwigs
  • Whitefly

Application Instructions for DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate

  • For field applications, apply a 2% dilution:
    For Lower Volume Applications: Add 2.5 ounces of Des-X per 1 gallon of water.  Apply 1.75 to 4.5 gallons of the diluted product per 1,000 square feet.
    For High Volume Applications: Add 2 gallons of Des-X per 100 gallons of water.  Apply 75 to 200 gallons of the diluted product per acre using ground spray equipment.
  • For use as a deer repellent, apply a 2% dilution (2.5 ounces of product per gallon of water) at a minimum of half a gallon of of spray solution per 1,000 square feet (a minimum of 10 gallons per acre).
  • Repeat treatment every 1-2 weeks as needed.
  • For optimal results, begin treatment at first visible signs of infestation.
  • Ensure thorough spray coverage to reach all plants including the undersides of leaves; do not spray to run-off.
  • May be used on edible crops up to and including the day of harvest.
  • For any additional information, see the manufacturer's Label Here.

DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate Active Ingredients

Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids .......... 47%
Other Ingredients ................................. 53%

DES-X Insecticidal Soap Concentrate Available Sizes

  • 2.5 Gallon Concentrate (Covers 64,000 square feet).

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