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What Bugs Does Neem Insecticide Control?

Uses of Neem Insecticide

Neem Insecticide Uses
Neem Insecticide

As mentioned earlier too, neem insecticide is the best natural pesticide. And as the name suggests, neem insecticide uses are mainly related to elimination of pests and bugs that we see in homes. Neem insecticide is not only used in its oil form but neem leaves and other extracts are also used as insecticides. Some of the uses of neem insecticide in various forms can be listed as under.

  • Dried neem leaves and neem seed oil are traditionally used to protect stored foods as well as fabrics from insect damage.
  • In rural areas of some Asian countries like India and Bangladesh, the walls and floor of food storage area covered with a mixture of cow dung, clay and neem oil to deter insect infestation in these areas.
  • A compound called azadirachtin is separated fromm neem seeds that stop insects from feeding. This compound also prevents insects from growing properly and laying eggs.
  • Neem insecticides are effective against more than two hundred different types of insects including head lice, fleas, locusts and mosquitoes.

Bugs Controlled by Neem Insecticides

Following is a list of common bugs against whom neem insecticides are used extensively. Before moving on to know about these pests, one must also understand that it is not a chemical insecticide and thus doesn't instantly kill or eliminate the pests. As the neem insecticide works by hampering the life growth cycle of these bugs, it takes a little time to be an effective remedy for insects.

  • Aphids
  • Bollworms
  • Borers
  • Box Elder bugs
  • Budworms
  • Caterpillars
  • Chinch bugs
  • Corn Earworms
  • Codling moths
  • Colorado potato beetles
  • Cucumber beetles
  • Cutworms
  • Crainflies
  • Diamond back moths
  • Elm leaf beetle
  • Eroupean corn borer
  • Fall armyworms
  • Fruitflies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Grape leaf skeletonizers
  • Grasshoppers
  • Gypsy moths
  • Hornworms
  • Hyperrodes weevils
  • Lace bugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Leafminers
  • Leafrollers
  • Loopers
  • Mole crickets
  • Mealybugs
  • Melonworms
  • Mexican bean beetles
  • Psyllids
  • Pickleworms
  • Pinworms
  • Pine sawflies
  • Scabies mites
  • Sod webworms
  • Spider mites
  • sawfly larvae
  • Spruce bud worms
  • Squash bugs
  • Tent caterpillars
  • Thrips
  • Tomato fruitworms
  • Twig girdlers
  • Vine borers
  • Webworms
  • Weevils
  • Whiteflies
  • White grubs

Some of the bugs that can be only mildly controlled by neem insecticide are mentioned below. These bugs are killed or controlled by neem pesticide only when directly hit by neem oil insecticide sprays but their infestation can not be controlled by neem insecticides.

  • Garden Snails and Slugs
  • Cockroaches
  • Bed Bugs
  • Ants

There is one more interesting fact about neem inscecticide- it does not kill or affect the beneficial insects and is only harmful for chewing and sucking insects!

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