now comes in a convenient and ready-to-use spraypack!
Insect Spray, an extract from the Pyrethum Daisy flower, is a potent insect
killer. It is part of nature's defence system and an alternative to chemical
Hi-Kil Insect Spray does not damage plant foliage and is water-based. It kills
insects on contact and quickly breakdowns, leaving no residue effect on plants
or fruits after 24 hours.
Q: Why are Piperonyl Butoxide, Eucalyprus, Garlic and
Clear White Oil added to the Pyrethrum insect sprays?
Butoxide - Pyrethrum
alone is a very effective insecticide. However, it is also very expensive. Tests
have shown that Piperonyl Butoxide has its own insecticidal activity. When it
is added to Pyrethrum, the combined effect produces a more effective insecticide
than when using either alone (synergistic effect). It controls any other insects
that may be around at the time when the insects are being sprayed.
Extract - A
natural spray made from the cloves of garlic. It is effective against a wide
range of sucking pests including Aphids, Thrips, Spiders, Leaf Miners, Moths,
Whiteflies and Larvas. When added to Pyrethrum and Piperonyl Butoxide, the Garlic
Extract further enhances the overall product performance. It has a more systemic
action than either Pyrethrum or Piperonyl Butoxide and also acts as a very effective
deterrent for dogs and cats.
Oil : Extracts
of the essential oils of certain Eucalyptus species may kill some pests or at
least discourage their activities. It tends to remain on the sprayed surface
a little longer before breaking down. It is very effective against a wide range
of leaf-chewing crawling insects like ants, caterpillars, etc. The Eucalyptus
has its own insecticidal and repellency effect. When added to the Pyrethrum
and Piperonyl Butoxide, it further enhances the overall product performance.
Clear White Oil :
White Oil is a
viscous material which is effective in the control of many insect pests like
white flies, thrips and spider mites.
It is one of a very few insecticides that will eliminate scaled (hard protective
coating of scale) insects, which can withstand ordinary insecticides and are
difficult to eradicate. It kills by coating the insect with a layer of oil which
cuts off its air supply. The insect soon suffocates and dies. A thorough coverage
is essential for effective control. White Oil should not be sprayed on hot days
(above 34C) as damage is accentuated by high temperatures.
Q. Isn't it dangerous
to spray pesticides on plants you are going to eat?
No, not if you use one that is recommended for vegetables
and follow the directions on the label. Hi-Kil Spray is safe on all vegetables
and you need only wait for one day between spraying and picking.
Q. What's gone wrong? The spray I bought killed the
caterpillars all right, but the plants now have thin brown patches on their
You must have sprayed the plants under hot and bright
sunshine. Even plain water can scorch under these conditions, but the plants
will usually recover.
Q. What are the funny white lines on the leaves?
Leaf Miner - a tiny insect that tunnels through the leaves.
Spray the affected plant thoroughly with Hi-Kil Sucking Insect Spray.
Q. Why are there little white fluffy bits on my plants?
Sounds like mealy bugs. Spray the affected plant thoroughly
with Hi-Kil Clear White Oil Spray.
Q. The leaves are red and curling with little bugs
underneath. What are these?
Aphids. Spray thoroughly with Hi-Kil Sucking Insect Spray.
Q. My plants leaves
are curling down and the ends are all crinked. Clouds of tiny white take off
when the plants are touched. What are these?
weaken your plants. Have a look on the underside of the leaves, they are probably
infested. Spray them very thoroughly with Hi-Kil Insect Spray or Horti-On Insecticide
and repeat the procedure three days later. To really eliminate them, you'll
need 2 or 3 sprays.
Q. My seedlings had just started to grow when several
of them went all limp and dried. What's the matter?
Probably Cutworms have eaten their stems at ground level.
They are leathery caterpillars which live in the soil. Spray with Hi-Kil Chewing
Insect Spray or Horti Carbaryl.
Q. Something seems to be eating
the leaves / fruits. What is it?
Probably caterpillars. Spray the plants thoroughly with
Q. My plants are full of snails.
How can I get them out?
Just sprinkle Snail
Killer around the clumps.