Just how organic is dish detergent?
Thanks to some helpful replies a previous post of mine (http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pests/msg061154594545.html?28435), I'm making strides against earwigs with a combo of soy & oil traps and dish soap spray. I use Palmolive.
The dish detergent water really kills them, which made me wonder what chemical is in the soap and what other insects it might be killing. Any ideas? I know it's biodegradable and definitely better than something like Seven, but just how organic is dish detergent as an insecticide?