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  • Does neem oil kill ladybugs?

    Created by Stanley Dean on

    Will neem oil (azadirachtin) kill lady bugs? If so, how does it effect them?

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    E. Vinje
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    Hello Stanley –

    Neem Oil is a broad spectrum botanical insecticide containing the compound azadirachtin. It primarily works as an insect growth regulator (IGR), killing insects before they molt to the next life stage. Because neem disrupts distinct stages of growth and development, it will NOT harm adult ladybugs, but can be harmful to the immature larval stages of this valuable beneficial insect.

    Hope it helps!

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