Wilson® BUG-X OUT®
Insecticidal Soap


Former name: Green Earth Insecticidal Soap Ready-to-use (1L)

Don’t you love your fruits, vegetables, flowers, ornamentals and shrubs? Not to mention your indoor houseplants. Doesn’t it drive you bug-eyed when they’re attacked by soft-bodied insect pests? But you don’t want to use harsh chemicals. After all, your gardens and houseplants are delicate. What’s the solution? Wilson BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap. It’s a natural insecticide that’s tough on bugs but easy on plants. It comes in an easy-to-use and ready-to-use sprayer, and can be reused as necessary to provide continuous control. Use BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap and wash your hands of soft-bodied insect problems.

Benefits and characteristics

Natural insecticide that’s used in organic gardening
Natural insecticide that’s used in organic gardening
Easy to use
Easy to use

Where to use

  • Indoors and Outdoors

  • Lawn

  • Flower gardens

  • Edible gardens

  • Trees and shrubs

  • Patios and decks

  • Building foundations

Effective against

How to use Wilson BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap

Step 1
Apply with the hand trigger sprayer.

Step 2
Adjust nozzle to a fine spray pattern.

Step 3
Apply to thoroughly cover upper and lower leaf surfaces.


Repeat weekly until control is observed.



Use indoors on houseplants, and outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals.


  • Not recommended on ferns, nasturtiums and sweet peas.
  • If in doubt about any delicate plant such as roses, seedlings and transplants, apply to several leaves as a pretest. Allow sufficient time to determine if plant damage occurs before spraying the entire plant. .
  • Do not spray open blooms.
  • Do not apply during full sun or high heat. 

Do not reuse empty container. Recycle empty container.

Keep from freezing.

For additional product information or in case of emergency, spills or fire, call toll-free 1-800-268-2608.


General precautions

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Wash thoroughly after handling and before smoking or eating.
  • Environmental: toxic to aquatic organisms, birds, bees and beneficial insects.


Hazards to humans

Can cause irritation to eyes. Can be harmful if ingested.


If on skin or clothing

Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.


If in eyes

Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses if present after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.


If swallowed

Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control centre or doctor. Take container, label or product name and P.C.P. Registration Number with you when seeking medical attention.


In every case, call a poison control centre or doctor for treatment advice.


Download safety data sheet link

Soap (Triethanolamine Salts of Fatty Acids) 1.25%

Frequently asked questions about Wilson BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap

BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap works through several mechanisms: desiccation and suffocation. The soap literally dries the insects out, by penetrating the insects' cuticles and that causes cell collapse and desiccation. It also operates by suffocating insects.

Yes. BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap is the natural alternative product used in organic gardening. It is safe enough to use even up to the day of harvest of edible plants. Simply wash them before eating if you’ve applied the product.

It is only effective while it is wet. Once it dries out, it no longer kills pests. When you spray the soap on the foliage, it kills insects that are present within a few minutes. If other insects are coming back, spray insecticidal soap again.

Yes, it takes only a few minutes to kill these pests.

BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap is effective on soft-bodied pests, such as aphids, earwigs, mealybugs, spider mites, psyllids, rose and pear slugs, soft brown scale and whiteflies. Safe for gardens and houseplants. BUG-X OUT Insecticidal Soap only kills on contact, so you must spray directly on the target pests. You may need to re-apply if new insect pests arrive.

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