Neem can be dusted on plants to control. always test for strength. If it doesn't kill
then make stronger.
check out using Essential Oils such as tea tree oil, pennyroyal oil, etc.
A sample formula for spraying: in a quart water filled near to top add: 5 drops
Tabasco sauce 5 drops Dr. Bronners peppermint soap or Jungle Rain
soap 5 drops garlic oil or crushed or store bought spray on leaves and directly on bug.
test for strength to avoid damage to plants. Pyrethrium can be dusted around the plants.
A good dust mixture is:
1 part Pyrethrium
1 part Garden Grade DE
1 part alfalfa
1/8 part cayenne pepper
dust around plants and under leaves, don't water for 24 hrs
A NOTE ABOUT SOAP:
Do not use soaps that are
chemically made or that have strange chemical additives or preservatives. Instead use only
natural soap, either citrus or peppermint based are best . Use only a very small amount of
soap and use only when necessary. for more information on soap From
Using Soap to Using Ultra Fine Oil