Citrus oil is safe for plants,right?
...Because if it is,then it sounds like a great ingredient for a homemade spray to use on insect pests.
From what I understand,if the oil gets on a bug,it effectively melts their exoskeleton.
What I've dug up on the net so far indicates that it's safe for plants,but I figured I'd see if anyone here knows anything about it.
By the sound of it,it could be a fast and effective end to some of the worst infestations.
I sprayed a place that was infested with fleas so bad that my white socks turned black the moment I'd stepped in. When I came back there were NO fleas at all. NONE
That was years ago,and it blows my mind that I hadn't thought of this before now.
Of course it was a storebought cleanser that I'd used on the fleas,and I'd never use something like that on a plant,but the oil was specifically what killed the fleas,so I don't see why a homemade concoction with water,oil,and a little soap to let it mix evenly,wouldn't do the trick.
Input would be awesome!