Ingredient: paraffin-based oil)
Bonide All-Seasons Horticultural Spray Oil, Sunspray Ultra-Fine
on ornamental shrubs and tress, including fruit trees, to smother and kill
insect and mite pest eggs, larvae and adults. A weaker, 1 percent solution is used in
the growing season, a stronger formulation during winter dormancy.
||Mixed with water in tank sprayer or used in hose-end
sprayer. For best results, spray plants from all sides and on all leaf surfaces.
Winter application can wipe out populations of beneficial insects.
Made from highly refined
paraffin, horticultural oil is effective and environment- friendly. Pests
cannot develop resistance to it the way they do to poison.
Horticultural Oil(Active Ingredient: canola or
|Concern Pesticide Oil, Oil-Away sold by Gardens Alive!
"greener" than petroleum-based horticultural oil. Controls such pests as
aphids, leafhoppers, scale insects, leaf miners, whiteflies and
||Hose-end sprayer or tank sprayer.
||Same as horticultural oil.
(Active Ingredient: neem
|Neem-Away, Shield All, Safer Bio-Neem, Green Light Rose Defense,
Green Light Tomato & Vegetable Spray
||Repels or kills
a range of insect pests and mites, particularly those in the vegetable
garden. Affected pests include aphids, Japanese beetles, cucumber beetles,
army worms, leaf miners, Mexican bean beetles, leafhoppers, weevils and
whiteflies. Also used as a fungicide against powdery mildew.
||Ready-to-use or concentrate mixed with water in sprayers.
||Regular spraying needed, especially as a
fungicide. Effcts on pests not immediately seen. Unpleasant smell.
|Hot Pepper Wax(Active Ingredient:
||Dragon Hot Pepper Wax, Bonide Hot
Ready to use spray bottle or concentrate
||Safe on food plants. Some reports of pepper taste on vegetables sprayed
repeatedly. Might repel rabbits and deer as
well as insects.
(Active Ingredient: pyrethrin, a natural
toxin from the pyrethrum plant)
Multi-Purpose Insect Killer, Dragon Rotenone & Pyrethrin, Bonide Liquid Rotenone-Pyrethrin Spray, Schultz Roses and Flowers Insect Spray
of insect pests
||Diluted with water for sprayer,
or ready-to-use formulation
||Effective and rapid. Kills beneficials, including
wasps and butterflies.
Ingredient: baccilus thuringiensis, a bacterium that disrupts
the molting process of larvae)
|Different strains have been developed
for different pests.
||Kills pests in caterpillar stage, including cabbage
worms, gypsy moths, Eastern tent
caterpillars and mosquitoes.
||Dust, wettable powder
or pond dunks
||Safe on food plants. The pest must be identified and
attacked young for the best effect. Also kills the caterpillars
of desirable butterflies.
| Milky Spore
(Active Ingredient: bacillus popiliae)
|| St. Gabriel Laboratories Milky Spore Powder
||Infects and kills
Japanese beetle grubs
Powder to sprinkle on foliage
||Long lasting but slow acting. Bacterium may be
inactive and useless. Targets only Japanese beetle grubs - other white
grub pests are unaffected. Will not prevent adult beetles arriving
from neighboring areas.
(Active Ingredient: potassium salts)
||Concern Insect Killing
Soap, Safer Insecticide Soap
||Kills soft-bodied pests. Marketed
for use on edible plants up to day of harvest, as well as
||Low toxicity, but might
not be effective against mites or hard-bodied pests such as
|Iron Phosphate Slug Control
(Active Ingredient: iron phosphate)
and kills mollusks
around susceptible plants
||Safe to use around pets. Doesn't need constant
like beer traps.