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Plant Care: Comparing Organic Insecticides

When gardening indoors and outdoors, depending on your environment, you will at some point have to deal with garden pests such as aphids, mite (including red spider mite), white flies, thrips, leaf miners and fruit flies amongst others.

When pests are detected they should be treated immediately, repeated infestations along with other resulting conditions of can weaken a plant and have a negative impact on the yield.

Organic growers prefer to use an insecticide thats organic and free from chemicals that could harm either the plant or the end consumer.

It may be necessary for you to analyse your individual situation and the pests you are encountering, then take the necessary steps using the information provided below on the  Organic Insecticides we recommend and supply right here in South Africa.


(Neem oil) – The key insecticidal ingredient found inBiogrow Bioneem the neem tree is AZADIRACHTIN, a naturally occurring substance that belongs to an organic molecule class called tetranortriterpenoids. It blocks the insects production and vital hormones, breaking their life cycle. Azadirachtin also serves as a feeding deterrent for some insects. Depending on the stage of life-cycle, insect death may not occur for several days. However, upon ingestion of minute quantities, insects become quiescent and stop feeding. Residual insecticidal activity is evident for up to seven days or longer, depending on insects and application rate.

Bioneem is used to control a wide range of insects (up to 200 insect types) including white flies, leafminers, mealybugs, thrips, fruit flies, leaf hopper, red spider mite, weevils and many more.


Provides broad-spectrum control. It can be used as a Bioneem Pyroldormant and growing season insect spray and kills all stages of insects, including eggs, on contact. This product will control insect pests such as : aphids, beetles, ants, mealy bugs, mites, leafhoppers, scale, whitefly, adelgids, plant bugs, fungus gnats, thrips, sawfly larvae, psyllids, spittlebugs, and phylloxera.


Pyrol offers immediate eradication of pests and kills eggs on contact which is great!

Bioneem works on the reproductive system of the pest and take a little longer to show results if you already have a pest problem. However in the long term as preventative measure Bioneem is an outstanding product. Neem oil has unofficially been named mother nature's contraceptive.

We recommend a treatment using Bioneem at least once a month.

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