NEEM OIL is a natural pesticide extracted from the seeds of Neem (Azadirachta indica), a tropical tree native to the Indian subcontinent. All parts of the tree have an antimicrobial and insecticidal property that has been exploited for thousands of years by indigenous people. Its excellent safety profile for higher organisms, especially birds and mammals, makes it a better alternative to chemical pesticides.
NEEM OIL is not a contact poison. It does not kill insect pests directly. It is systemic in action, mainly affecting the feeding as well as growth and development of insects. Nothing will happen immediately even if you spray the oil on insects directly, so people often come to the conclusion that neem oil is ineffective. However once ingested by insects, Neem oil causes insects to reduce or cease feeding, can prevent larvae from maturing, reduces or interrupts mating behavior and, in some cases, the oil coats the breathing holes of insects and kills them.
There are many reasons to use NEEM OIL in your garden, but here are some of the most compelling reasons.
IT’S COMPLETELY ORGANIC & BIODEGRADABLE
Since it’s derived from the neem tree, it’s a biodegradable compound and breaks down quickly. Most neem oil products are simply water, neem oil, and some kind of solvent or surfactant to help the oil and water mix together.
IT’S NOT HARMFUL TO BENEFICIAL INSECTS
It’s important to protect pollinators and plant friendly insects like bees, butterflies, and other beneficial bugs like ladybugs. While chemical insecticides and fungicides can damage such insects, NEEM OIL causes no adverse effects on these insects as these insects don’t eat the leaves of the plants. Neem oil primarily attacks bugs that feed on plant material by inhibiting their feeding and causing them to die off.
EARTHWORMS WILL THRIVE
Most conventional pesticides will kill off earthworms, removing a vital piece of your soil’s ecosystem. Neem won’t harm them, in fact, they’ll thrive in a neem environment.
IT KILLS PESTS THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFECYCLE
Many insecticides only target a specific stage of a pest’s life: egg, larval, or adult. Neem is able to kill insects throughout their lifecycle because it works in a variety of ways:
Prevents feeding (adult stage)
Disrupts growth (larval stage)
Smothers out (egg / larval stage)
BLANKET CONTROL FOR 200+ INSECTS
NEEM OIL can provide your plants protection against more than 200 insects and pests
PREVENTION AGAINST NEMATODES
Nematodes can decimate your plants but extracting neem in a specific way can help control even the most harmful nematodes. It prevents the larvae from hatching, stopping the reproductive cycle.
NATURAL MOSQUITO PREVENTION
Surprisingly, neem spray can also prevent mosquitoes from buzzing around in the garden. Mosquitoes will stay away from an area sprayed with neem. Most Pests Don’t Build a Resistance to Neem.
One problem of synthetic pesticides is that bugs can build up a tolerance or resistance to certain substances. So far, it’s not been reported that insects have built up resistances to neem use, meaning it’s a future-proof solution.
Dosage and method of Application
NEEM OIL can be mixed with water and used in spray pumps to coat the aerial parts of the plants that come under attack from pests. As oil and water don’t mix, NEEM OIL comes with ready to use formulation which you can directly mix with water and start using on your plants. Please prepare your neem spray by mixing the water & NEEM OIL (Water Soluble) according to your need as directed in below table.
Spray the NEEM OIL mix solution on all the leaves, especially the undersides where insects like to hide. When spraying the first time, drench the soil around the roots as well. It does not hurt, NEEM OIL is actually good for your soil. Neem spray as a preventative measure: Spray once a fortnight using a 0.5 % concentrated solution. This should prevent any insect problems in the first place. Neem spray to fight an existing infestation: Spray once a week using 0.5% concentrated solution until the problem is gone, then switch to a 0.5% solution every fortnight.
Shelf life & Packaging
Storage: Store in a cool dry place at Room Temperature.
Shelf life: 24 Months from date of manufacture.
Packaging : 500ml & 1 Liter Bottle.