Horticultural Oils

By October 24, 2019Blog

Even healthy-looking trees and shrubs could be providing a home for some of their worst enemies at this very moment. Below the bark’s surface, your trees and shrubs could be hosting insect eggs and/or pupating larvae. These juvenile insects are posing a very real threat to the health of your landscape plants.

Insect pests such as scales, aphids, spider mites and thrips are common tree and shrub eaters. If they are able to fully develop, these insects can cause serious damage. Horticultural oil treatments are a safe way to provide the protection your valuable plants need.

Horticultural oils are highly refined, light oils blended with emulsifiers to allow them to be mixed with water and spread evenly over plant surfaces. Once applied, these oils create a surface that coats the soft bodies and eggs of insect pests. Since most insects use their whole bodies to breathe, the oil/water coating basically seals off their pores and suffocates them.

Horticultural oils are an effective and efficient pest solution. Since they consist of non-toxic oils, they are environmentally friendly and only kill invasive insects. Give Agropro a call today to learn more!