The effectiveness of Neem Oil is based on several modes of action. It disrupts insects' hormonal balance so they die before they molt to the next life stage. Neem Oil suppresses some insects' desire to feed and also repels in areas that have been sprayed. These different modes of action result in broad spectrum control of the majority of insects that harm your yard and garden. Neem Oil spares many beneficial insects such as honey bees and lady bugs that prey on undesirable insects. Without beneficial insects to control pest populations, plants are even more vulnerable to new infestations.
Neem-based products have been extensively tested and used as effective insecticides in commercial greenhouses. The Neem seed has been the subject of extensive testing throughout the world since World War II. Neem has been tested at major universities throughout the U.S. since 1982. Pure Neem Oil is completely organic and is not diluted with other ingredients. It comes from the neem tree, a renewable resource. The neem tree is native to India, Africa and several other tropical countries. You can learn more about Neem Oil at The Neem Foundation.
For use on vegetable and fruit crops to kill or repel the following insect pests: aphids, armyworms, bean leaf beetles, bollworms, budworms, codling moths, Colorado potato beetles, corn ear worms, cucumber beetles, cutworms, diamondback moths, European corn borers, grape leaf skeletonizers, hornworms, imported cabbageworms, leafminers, leafrollers, loopers, melonworms, Mexican bean beetles, pickleworms, pinworms, squash bugs, tent caterpillars, thrips, tomato fruitworms, twig girdlers, vine borers, weevils, and whiteflies on the following crops: almonds, anise, apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, basil, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cashews, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chives, collard greens, collards, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplants, figs, garlic, ginger, kale, kohlrabi, lemons, nuts, marjoram, melons, mint, mustard greens, mustard, onions, oranges, parsley, peaches, peanuts, pears, peas, pecans, peppers, pistachios, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rosemary, rutabaga, sage, spinach, squash, sweet bay, sweet potatoes, tarragon, thyme, tomatoes, turnip greens, turnips, walnuts and wintergreen.
Neem Oil repels a variety of pests including armyworms, aphids and Japanese beetles. Also labelled for houseplants, bedding and potted plants, trees and shrubs, lawns, yards and landscapes. Contains 100% Neem Oil. Pure Neem Oil should be diluted at the rate of 1 teaspoon per quart or 4 teaspoons per gallon of water. Adding a surfactant greatly enhances its effectiveness.