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Eric Vinje

Hi John –

Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide and degrades rapidly in the environment. While I cannot find any data supporting this, it should be safe for reptiles and amphibians. I know it can be moderately toxic to fish in large quantities, but just spraying it on plants should be fine. It is toxic to bees if exposed to direct treatment, but otherwise will NOT harm pollinators. Additionally, neem oil is used in soaps, toothpaste and cosmetics throughout the world.

Hope this helps!