Frequently asked questions
Is the insecticide Organic and free from chemical additives/residues?
We do not have an organic certification. We are certified for use on all food crops with a no-withholding period. Our insecticide is natural. The manufactured ingredients are sorbitan mono-oleate, and the main active ingredient is Azadirachtin; the extraction process involves the use of alcohol. None of these ingredients or methods will stop our product from being organic. FYI Neem oil in its natural form is carcinogenic and certified organic, by the way, we do not have raw Neem oil in our product.
I choose not to be certified organic because Neem is wild-harvested, and I do not believe in putting a sticker on everything that claims to be grown without man-made chemicals that harm. I cannot claim to be organic either, as my manufacturer does not use the same suppliers for the oils present in our product. The ingredient list is very small (4); I am happy to stand behind the product's natural and safe use in organic gardening practices. I hope this answers your questions. Thank you for being a conscious consumer. May there be more of us to save this planet.
Hortex sprayer use - adjustment
This hose-end sprayer will last you a long time because of its brass fittings, and as long as you rinse it thoroughly with fresh water after use, it will not clog up, store out of the sun.
A crucial piece of equipment to enable you to get the coverage needed in difficult to reach places, like large lawns, hedgerows and trees.
Unscrew the brass fitting on top of the dial of the Hortex sprayer. Unscrew the plastic bottle from the sprayer. Remove the plastic pipe and put the little brass fitting inside the space you just removed the tube from, then put the tube back into the same position. This allows the Hortex sprayer to measure the lesser rate of spray required.
Because Naturally Neem insecticide mixing rate is only 2-4ml per/litre, we recommend you add into the bottle the same amount of water as your measure of Naturally Neem insecticide, then set the dial to double the mixing rate you require.
If you have a pest infestation, turn the dial to 8. For general maintenance, turn the dial to 4.
Rule of thumb: when you are ready to turn on the tap, put on a timer. This way, you will see how much area you cover with that measure of Naturally Neem. Write it on the bottle, much easier for next time, tick, done.
Thank you for the question. I am surprised more people do not ask the same question, as our product must be the lowest mixing rate of all products available. Unfortunately, the garden centres do not put up the information flyer I send to them with each order, which clarifies this.
The gist of the situation is that the product does work and is registered at 1ml per/ltr, however for best results, we recommend 2ml per/ltr, and if you have an infestation, you can use up to 4ml per/ltr without causing any damage to the plant.
If you have any further questions, I am hopefully able to help. Cheers and have a nice day 😊
Animal use and the law!
Naturally Neem insecticide is not registered as safe for use on animals, and this means it is an offence for me to sell it to use on animals.
To my knowledge and experience, the insecticide works for mites on chickens and fleas on dogs. The main danger I need to warn you of is the product is an endocrine disruptor, and therefore if you were breeding animals, I would not recommend it.
Also worth adding is the product is all-natural. And I have used this on my dog for fleas and to keep ticks away, with success. Chicken coop management is three sprays within a week at 4ml per litre or paint it straight on the coup rails neat to get rid of mites. Your choice.
Not getting the results
I can suggest that you try. Our product is a registered broadspectrum insecticide that is natural. With any pest that is a bit tricky, the spray needs three applications about a week to ten days apart. To penetrate the pest populations life cycle, the insect will die on its next lifecycle transformation. The contact killing only happens with our product to those insects with lightweight wings. Suffocation is another effect that can happen fast, but I am not a scientist on how or why it does for some insects and not others. Other modes of action occur during growth stages, when they shed the exoskeleton, breed, or come out of the chrysalis. Be patient and persistent.