How to Manage Pests
Active ingredient: Horticultural oil
Pesticide type: fungicide, insecticide (oil), miticide
Synonyms: fungicidal oil; horticultural oils; insecticidal oil; mineral oil; narrow range oil; oil; petroleum oil; summer oil; supreme oil
See example products below.
Oils kill primarily by smothering insects and mites and an oil spray will kill only insects it comes in direct contact with at the time of application. Thoroughly spray so that all insects are covered. Be aware that many insects prefer the undersides of leaves or may be under sepals or leaf buds where they are hard to reach. Dormant treatments are ideal because, with leaves removed from trees, coverage is much more effective. A pressurized sprayer is required for application. Repeat applications will be required for pests migrating in or appearing after application.
Precautions and Safety Equipment
Minimize your exposure to pesticides. Avoid contact with eyes. Wear eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat that can be washed after each use. Always read label of individual product for additional directions.
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