White Oil Insecticide
Active Ingredient: Petroleum Oil @ 825g/L
White Oil Insecticide is for control of scale insects and certain other insects on citrus, shrubs, roses, and ornamentals and for use as a spreading agent.
White Oil Insecticide is used to control Scale, Aphids, Mites Mealybugs, Citrus leaf miners, Red, White Wax and other Scale and Spider Mites in certain situations, including on deciduous fruit trees, roses, citrus trees, indoor plants, ornamental shrubs and daphne. It works by coating the insects in oil, which suffocates the pest.
Where can White Oil Insecticide be used;
- Deciduous fruit trees
- Citrus Trees
- Indoor Plants
- Ornamental Shrubs
What pests does White Oil Insecticide target;
- Mealy Bugys
- Citrus Leaf Miner
- Red Scale
- White Wax Scale
- Scale Insects
- Spider Mites
Why choose White Oil Insecticide:
- Great for indoor plants as well as outdoor plants.
- Environmentally friendly, safe for people, pets and the environment.
- It can be used on citrus and other hardy shrubs.
- It can be used as a leaf shine to add lustre to plants.
- One day withholding period (WHP) so it can be sprayed up to harvest.
- It is effective against a wide range of insect pests.
- It is safe to use around plants and flowers.
- It is easy to apply.
- It is relatively inexpensive.
White oil insecticide, also known as horticultural or mineral oil insecticide, is a type of insecticide derived from petroleum oil. It primarily controls various plant pests, particularly in gardening and agriculture settings. The effectiveness of white oil depends on several factors:
- Target Pests: White oil insecticide is generally effective against a wide range of soft-bodied insects such as aphids, mites, scales, and mealybugs. It smothers the pests and disrupts their cellular membranes, ultimately leading to their death.
- Application: Proper application is crucial for its effectiveness. It must be applied thoroughly, covering both the upper and lower surfaces of leaves, where many insects tend to hide.
- Stage of Insects: White oil is most effective against young nymphs and larvae, as they have a softer exoskeleton that is more susceptible to the smothering action of the oil.
- Environmental Impact: White oil is generally considered less harmful to beneficial insects, birds, and mammals than some chemical insecticides. However, it can still impact non-target insects, so it’s important to use it judiciously and avoid applying it when beneficial insects like bees are active.
- Residue: One advantage of white oil is that it tends to break down relatively quickly in the environment, leaving behind minimal residue on the treated plants.
- Plant Compatibility: Some plants, particularly those with sensitive foliage or those that are drought-stressed, might be more prone to damage from the oil. Doing a small test application on a few leaves before treating the entire plant is recommended to ensure it doesn’t cause harm.
- Effectiveness: While white oil can be effective against a range of pests, it might not be as effective against hard-shelled insects or insects that have adapted to oils through resistance.
- Persistence: White oil insecticide has a short residual effect, meaning that it needs to come into direct contact with the insects to work. It’s not a long-lasting solution.
Pack Sizes: 1L, 5L & 20L
Registrant: Kendon Chemicals & MNFG Co Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 49333)