Can Dog Shampoo Be Used As Insecticide

Question From: N. Willis - Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
Q: Hi Nancy! Can I make insecticidal soap with dog shampoo? It has plenty of pyrethrin in it. I've only used it to wash my hair, hey don't laugh, the kid came home with head lice and the other brand was way too expensive! The next day I got two compliments on my hair...anyway, can I do use it in my phlox for mites??

A: I can't legally advise you on that one. you could try it and see what happens. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy