This product was developed by a chemist based out of Berks County, PA, near epicenter for Spotted Lanternflies in the United States. It is non-hazardous to humans and is a contact pesticide, meaning it kills on contact and does not leave behind harmful residues. Here is an excerpt from Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences:
"Insecticidal soaps and oils have a number of advantages for controlling insects. They are virtually non-toxic to humans and other mammals, and are relatively safe to beneficial insects in the landscape. They control a wide range of common soft-bodied pests including aphids, mealybugs, thrips, whiteflies, mites, and scales. It is difficult for pests to develop resistance to oils and soaps (Russ and Williamson)."
In trials, this product has shown to be effective against nymphs, adults, and egg masses. Members of the Lehigh Valley Rose Society have also trialed and endorse the product.
Directions for Use:
Shake before using. Adjust the nozzle (more of a stream than a spray) and aim directly at the Spotted Lanternfly. They die shortly after contact.
Containment Bag Method:
Shake before using. Place a bag over the branch/cane and tie off the bag. Poke a small hole in the bag (large enough for the nozzle to fit in). Spray into the bag, wait, then spray again if necessary.
Peppermint Oil - 2.0%
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - 2.0%
Distilled Water, Vegetable Glycerin (USP), Mineral Oil (USP), Lemon Juice.
Russ, Karen, and Joey Williamson. “Less Toxic Insecticides | Home & Garden Information Center.” Home & Garden Information Center | Clemson University, South Carolina, 20 Feb. 2019, hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/less-toxic-insecticides.
H & K Solutions
PO Box 115
Oley, PA 19547
For Exterior Use Only, wear safety glasses and gloves. Avoid contact with eyes and lips, do not ingest, avoid inhaling mist or fumes. Keep out of reach of children. This product has not been reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. H & K Solutions represents that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).