Monterey Horticultural Oil is a natural insectcide for control of aphids, whiteflies, mites, mealy bugs, and other garden pests on citrus trees, vine crops, and vegetables. This horticultural oil is petroleum based, colorless, and non-staining, and has no temperature restrictions unlike other oils that can scorch plants in hot weather. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other insecticide treatments.
Brandt TriTek is the same product but with a different name and is available in 2.5 gallon size.
Aphids, whiteflies, mites, mealy bugs, scales, and other soft bodied insects Does a very good job on eggs of all insects * See label for complete list
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Outdoor use on citrus, tree & vine crops, ornamentals and vegetable crops * See label for complete list
2.5 - 5.0 tablespoons per gallon of water *Mature trees will require 3 to 4 gallons of spray solution per tree *Fruit, vegetables and ornamentals require 1 to 2 gallons of spray solution per 1,000 sq. ft.
How often should I spray the trees with Monterey Horticultural Oil? It says as needed until harvest.
Monterey Horticultural Oil is a contact kill only so would only be used when target pests are present for you to make contact with. That is why it is applied as needed and no set restriction between applications nor the max number of applications. We would recommend not applying more than once per day as needed to avoid plant injury.
Can the Monterey Horticultural Oil be used in a thermal fogger?
I'm trying to find a deodorized oil base to mix my pesticide with to use with my thermal fogger. I was told never to use any water based chemicals in a thermal fogger. Any suggestions?
The Monterey Horticultural Oil cannot be used in a fogger according to the product label. You may want to check with the manufacturer of the pesticide you are going to use to see if what product they recommend mixing it with, or if you can use the oil based pesticide undiluted in your thermal fogger. You are definitely correct that you cant use water based chemicals in a thermal fogger as this would be similar to pouring water in the gas tank of your car. Please let us know if you have any other questions and we apologize we couldn't offer more information for your needs.
Can I mix Monterey Garden Insect Spray with Monterey Horticultural Oil?
The Monterey Garden Insect Spray does not specifically state on its product labelwhether it can or can't be mixed with other insecticides that allow for usage in the same treatment areas. While we do not see any harm in mixing those two particular organic insecticides together to apply at the same time, we suggest doing a tank mix test first to make sure the products will be compatible and not clump, discolor or change quality in the tank before spraying.