Neem Oil -- Safe &Natural Pesticide
What you need to know about amazing Neem Oil
Neem oil comes from the Azadiracta indica Juss tree, let’s call it Neem tree for short. This tree native to Burma and eastern India. The seed when pressed produces the oil which has been used as medicine and pest control among the India population for thousands of years. Not only are the seeds utilized but also the leaves and tree bark. Here are
just a few things Neem Oil is used for:
Neem oil is has been used to treat sprains, bruises and cuts for centuries. In India people brush their teeth with Neem, and use it to treat colds and flu. However, Neem oil finds itself used also on plants as a: Broad spectrum pesticide, insecticide, fungicide and miticide It is used to control insects and mites like whitefly, aphid and scale Fungus diseases including black spot, rust, mildew and scab have also been reported to be controlled with Neem. Neem can be used on pets, house plants, flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and fruit indoors and outdoors. How Safe is Neem Oil? Neem products are consumed by humans and used in medication. When treating your plants for pests exposure to neem looks like a non-issue for you, the plants or the environment. Currently there are no restrictions put in place by the EPA. Neem Oil in the proper dilution (7ml Neem Oil per litre of water + 1 tsp soap) can be used on pets against fleas and ticks. Growers I’ve spoke with using neem oil in their “pest control” program like it from a control perspective and employee safety point of view.. They’ve reported neem oil to be effective as a fungicide, repellant, insecticide and miticde. It works to discourage insects feeding patterns. Neem Oil has been a widely used item in my product line for many years. A 100 ml bottle of concentrated Neem Oil costs 88 shekels. Do not be confused by diluted products that claim to be neem, but actually only contain a tiny amount of this oil. Dosage from this concentrate product -- you only need a small amount for each application.