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. There is no mixing required, simply hook up a sprayer hose and get to work.
This insecticide’s mode of action is through suffocation of eggs, larvae and nymphs of insects and mites and adults of soft-bodied insects. This mode of action necessitates total spray coverage. As a fungicide this oil interferes with the attachment of the pathogen to the host and acts as a suffocant.
This oil may be used to control mite and insect pests in the egg stage, including: spider mites, eriophyid mites, armored scale, soft scale, mealybugs, psyllids, whiteflies, aphids, leafrollers, leaftiers, webworms, cankerworms, plant bugs, leafhoppers and adelgids. This oil will kill other immature forms if spray covers the insect.
See APPLICATION RATES tables for species claimed to be controlled on specific types of plants. Use this oil only on the types of plants identified in the APPLICATION RATES tables.
How To Use The Ready-To-Spray System:
Shake well before using.
Connect sprayer to hose.
Turn on water.
Before spraying, point nozzle in the direction you want to spray.
Bend small plastic tab back and turn knob clockwise to ON position.
To stop spraying, turn knob counter clockwise to OFF position.
Turn off water.
Relieve water pressure by bending plastic tab back and turning knob to ON position until water slows to a drip. Then turn knob back to OFF position.