All plants go dormant during the winter and are still in this sleeping state once spring comes around. Dormant oil can help control insects by killing exposed insects and suffocating any overwintering eggs. This oil can be used on anything from fruit to lilac trees but certain trees and flowers are sensitive to these oils so make sure to do your research if you are applying these oils without a professional’s help.
The oil will help control scale, aphids, powdery mildew and can reduce the activity of mites and spiders and it is relatively safe for pets and humans. These applications must be timed accurately and the applier must follow instructions on which types of plants can be subjected to this spray. The best time for this application is before the buds bloom, do not spray a tree that is in full bloom.
If you would like professional dormant oil treatment for your shrubs or flowers this spring please call 1-800-533-6330.