Murphys Oil Soap(3 posts)
I have searched the FAQ's and archived messages but can't seem to find and answer to this question. I know I have read the Murphys Oil Soap is a contact killer. I need to clean some things that can't take Sterifab or alcohol. What is the concentration of Murphys Oil Soap to water that is effective as a bed bug contact killer? Or, so you use it full strengh, the original thick stuff in the bottle, not the spray bottle?
Hi aba, I did a lot of searching, too... some said you could use the original w/standard dilution, others recommended the ready-to-use spray. I ended up using the spray b/c it's got an orange scent, and the ingredient (purportedly in Murphy's) that kills the bugs is d-limonene, which is extracted from oranges. Nowhere, however, could I find d-limonene listed as an ingredient of any Murphy's product. I called the manufacturer & they sent me the ingredient list for both the spray & the original, but d-limonene wasn't in either list...
i use the spray mostly, it's just easier. unless i'm mopping my hardwood floors, in which case i dilute the non-spray stuff into nice hot water.
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