If you are suffering from mites, whether at home or in your garden or with your pets, then I highly recommend that you start using neem oil as soon as possible.
Yes, you can use neem oil for mites, it’s not as efficient as some insecticides you can buy in the drugstore or at your local gardening store, however the one thing I can guarantee when it comes to neem oil is that it’s very safe and will not cause you side effects and respiratory issues.
In fact, neem oil is probably the number one resource used by organic farmers to getting rid of mites and other parasites attacking their plants, not only that, but if your dog is suffering from immune troubles or is following a strict treatment, then the only choice you have is to apply neem oil because it’s completely safe and is highly biodegradable, in fact, neem oil is going to degrade naturally once used in about ten days if exposed to sunlight and water.
Why is neem oil so efficient for eradicating mites?
It’s because it contains a very powerful organic chemical compound called Azadirachtin which is a fantastic insecticide and antifungal agent, it’s the one responsible for eradicating mites in your garden and also in your pets.
How to use neem oil for mites then?
If you are suffering from mites in your house, the first important thing you need to do is to apply a mixture of ten tablespoons of neem oil, half a litter of warm water, and one tablespoon of ground organic soap using a sprayer to your bed, and other areas where you suspect mites are living and thriving.
If you have mites in your garden, you should use the same preparation while also increasing the neem oil amount, from ten to fifteen tablespoons, this is very important as mites in your garden may be much more resistant to neem oil, so, to get rid of them, use this preparation and spray at least once every two days, preferably, once a day during the first week.
If however your pet is suffering from mites, then you should use the same preparation as with your garden and apply it to your dog or cat for at least four times per week while making sure you avoid letting it out so as not to get contaminated again.
If you don’t have the skills or the patience to make your own neem oil might insecticide, then I highly recommend that you invest in a good neem oil concentrate, it’s very affordable and will also get rid of mites very quickly.