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Eco friendly insecticide

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:05 pm
by sue100
If like us you are trying only to use eco friendly methods, while trying to keep your fruit and veggies from all types of bugs and creepy crawlies eating it before you get the chance. I can recommend neem oil as a really good insecticide. It is safe for use around mammals and can be used on vegetables etc to be eaten. It works by messing with the nurons of the insect so they forget to eat, sleep, mate etc which means death, normally for us within a couple of days. It smells disgusting by the way, but you dilute it with a little washing up liquid and water, so it goes along way.

It also works on animals for killing fleas etc, we use it on both our dogs and cats. Normally I buy organic oil from ebay.

Up to now we have not found anything to compare with it.

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:09 pm
by Green Aura
I hadn't realised neem was insecticidal. I use it, with bog myrtle essential oil and a less foul-smelling carrier oil as a midge repellent. It seems to work pretty well - better than just about anything else I've tried. It seems to repel visitors too. :lol: