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Pest Control Oils

By November 13, 2012

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Pest control oils "need to be sprayed directly on the pests, to be effective," writes Marie Iannotti. But pest control oils can be confusing to beginners. With labels like "dormant oil," "summer oil" and "superior oil," who's to know which is which? Well, About's Gardening Guide knows, and she has all the answers in this article on pest control oils.

In May, I had to spray a pest control oil on my ninebark shrub. I found it suddenly infested with aphids one day! I'm glad to report that the pest control oil did the trick.

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November 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm
(1) scotty says:

Good stuff David.

I thought I had read all of Maries articles but I missed this one.

Even I still get confused about the ‘oils’ and I sold tons of the stuff:)

Great reference material.


November 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm
(2) landscaping says:

Thanks, Scotty. Good to hear from you. You sold oils, huh? I trust you weren’t selling any snake oil!

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