I have several houseplants, mostly herbs and aloe. I've had them for years, and for almost just as long, I've fought a losing battle with aphids. My aloe plants miraculously fought them off themselves after a while, or maybe just rallied as the bugs were drawn to apparently more appealing basil and sage. Last year my sage gave up the ghost, and I replaced it. I was repeatedly impressed by my basil that seemed dead more than once, then somehow rebounded; but a week or 2 ago, I had to accept that it, too, was gone for good.
So I went to my favorite plant place...possibly my favorite place in the world (they have goats, chickens, ducks, a pig, a cat, and a beloved register rabbit in addition to all the plants and herbs anyone could ever want) to get more basil yesterday. As I was about to check out, I saw they had a good selection of organic insect sprays. I asked if any of them would be effective against aphids and, most importantly, safe for my bird, as I needed to use it on plants that she loves and that I use for treats and training with her. The guy handed me a bottle of insect soap and said it was super mild, non-toxic, but effective. However, he's a plant guy, not a bird guy, so of course I still wonder, considering the huge number of things potentially harmful to our tiny feathered friends.
Just wondering if any of y'all have used this, or know anything about it. Google didn't turn up anything concerning, so I'm thinking it's probably ok. But before I use it, I want to make sure I wouldn't be harming Perry to give her any of what I spray it on.