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    • Neem oil is available at your local garden center or you can also buy it from Amazon. It’s best to add the dish soap to the neem oil and water mixture. Use the ratio of:

      For a 1 liter spray bottle: 1 tsp of neem oil and 1/2 tsp of liquid dish soap, fill the bottle with water
      For a gallon jug or larger sprayer: 4 tsp of neem oil and 2 tsp of liquid dish soap to 1 gallon of water

    • No not at all, the fruit will grow and develop just fine. Give it a quick wash before you eat the fruit but that’t it, there won’t be any adverse issues because of the treatment.

  1. I have an infestation of pear slugs. What is the ratio of water and soap tomusexas a spray as per the recommendation.

    Many thanks

    • I suggest a concentration of about 3% (2%-3% is what the Colorado State University recommends) How big of an area has the infestation?
      If it’s a large area, I would kick it up to another option to combat this pest it’s Neem oil, which is an organic biodegradable pesticide. Apply this once or twice a week to keep on top of the problem. Add 5 ml of Neem oil in 1 gallon of water with some dish soap for an effective spray

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