What pests can neem oil based pesticides be used for and how should they be used?
I get many questions about neem oil pesticide.
I already wrote about neem insecticide here. On that page I explained what neem oil does, how it affects insect pests and I gave instructions for the use of neem oil as a pesticide.
But not all pests are insects and not all insect pests are equally affected by neem based pesticides.
What pests can neem oil based pesticides be used for and how should they be used? And how do neem products affect the creatures we don't want to harm? That are the most common questions.
Below is a growing list of pests, beneficial insects and other critters and information about how neem pesticide affects them.
Further down is a form where you can submit your own questions about neem oil pest control issues that aren't covered yet.
Common pests will all eventually be covered in a detailed article. In the mean time also check below the form for answers to questions about neem oil pesticide.
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Got Japanese Beetles? Neem oil will decimate them.
I had Japanese beetles attack my fruit trees especially the plum trees. A weak mixture of neem oil and water will decimate the beetles. The neem oil may …
Neem oil effective leaf hopper control
I grow grapes and on some two year old plants I had an infestation of leaf hoppers. I mixed 1 tsp of neem oil a little squirt of liquid dish soap in a …
Success with neem oil on caterpillars, ants and aphids
I am currently testing neem oil on caterpillars, they die immediately. I also use it on ants indoors with some luck. I have had luck with aphids as …
Neem oil cured leaf blight
I have some lovely Ficus benjamina trees (I live in South Texas) and every now and then most of the new growth leaves shrivel and curl up--but don't die--over …
Neem Oil on White Flies
Will neem oil work on white flies? My tomatoes and squash plants are totally covered in them.
Can Neem Oil be used on Ferns?
Can Neem Oil be used on outside ferns that I want to bring in for the winter? I live in Iowa and my potted ferns do not do well outside in the winter I …
Neem oil and trees? Shrubs? Flowers?
Can I spray neem oil on shrubs and trees of ANY KIND??? I have a customer that is having the japanese beetles eating her trees terribly. She wants me …
Is neem oil harmful to the bees or to butterflies?
I have a great bee population that I don't want to jeopardize. Is neem oil safe for them?
Killing termites with neem oil
My sisters and myself have been fortunate enough to be left two amazing Bamboo house built by our Artist Father Jason Monet. He built them on the top of …
Neem Oil for Japanese Beetles
Will neem effectively deter or eradicate Japanese Beetles? I sprayed our young apple and cherry trees as well as my rose bushes. Some of the beetles fell …
Does neem oil control chinch bugs in yard?
We live in Houston, TX. Every summer we have an infestation of chinch bugs and have always used a pesticide. My husband uses Neem Oil on his tomato plants …
Neem pesticide as a bug repellent for goats
I have two goats. They are constantly grooming and itching so I am reluctant to use pesticides to repel flies and mosquitoes. Do you have any idea as to …
Neem Oil and Coconut Oil Natural Mosquito Repellent
I would like to make a natural mosquito repellent from neem. Could you please tell me how much neem oil to mix with how much coconut oil to make a natural …
Neem oil and bed bugs
I read all about the neem oil on this website and what it can be used for. I also did a search on this web site for bed bugs to see if anything will answer …
Will neem oil control/kill flea beetles?
Our greatest challenge is flea beetles on: 1. young kale & collard plants; 2. delicate Asian greens such at tatsoi, various bok choy; 3. the first leaves …
Eleuthera, Bahamas citrus problem
There is a citrus problem in Eleuthera, Bahamas. I am not certain as to the extent of this "worm" (?) that is attacking the citrus leaves. Causes a …
Neem Oil Pesticide & Cats
I have a neem pesticide spray for spraying my garden that is 85% cold pressed neem oil. It is to be diluted and then sprayed. Will my cats suffer poisoning …
Neem and vermicomposting
I have fireants and cockroaches, which I want to dispatch and discourage. I have just begun a vermicompost worm bin with the hope that I could scale up …
Neem leaves as an insecticides
What about neem leaves as an insecticides please?
Does neem oil control fruit fly?
Hi, does neem oil control/kill fruit fly on tomatoes?
Neem insecticide for ants
I have a neem tree in my garden and I want to make an insecticide for inside the house against aunts. Can I boil the leaves and use the liquid into …
Neam oil to kill Hive Beetle larvae
Would neem oil work for killing Hive Beetle larva which pupate in the soil? The Hive Beetle is a huge pest to us beekeepers.
Using neem oil on puppies
Is neem oil safe to use on 3 week old puppies?
Neem oil (product) for mites in the house?
We have recently felt something biting us in the house. We cannot see anything but are pretty sure it is some kind of invisible mite. I have read a lot …
Effects of neem oil on house ants
Is there any recipe for using neem oil to stop house ants? I read about using neem as a spray on plants, but what about mixing it with sugar or protein …
Neem for ticks on a dairy cow
Can you give me advice about using neem to help with ticks on a dairy cow? I hand milk the cow and don't want to use the standard chemical treatments in …
Hormonal effects of neem oil considering differences between mammals and insects.
I have scanned your site and noticed a claim that neem oil is harmless for humans to eat either as surface residue on leaves or as within the plant after …
Is neem oil harmful to fish and amphibians?
I'm a vivarium /paludarium hobbyist. I am wondering if neem oil is safe to use if fish and frogs are present. Regards/ Sean
Neem oil for body lice
I've read about neem oil for head lice and scabies, but what is the treatment for body lice (not pubic)?
Using soap in neem spray for people
You say to use soap to make neem spray work. Does that also apply to human neem spray, please?
Will Neem Spray Kill Ticks On My Dog?
My dog has developed a great infestation of ticks. I have long used a dilute solution of neem oil in water with a dish soap emulsifier for plant pests. …