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Ortho® Volck® Oil Spray

Overview & Benefits

  • Destroys overwintering insects and their eggs
  • Controls scale insects, red spider mites and mealybugs on many fruit and shade trees
  • One pint makes over 6 gallons of growing season spray or 3 gallons of dormant spray
  • Easy to apply with Ortho® Dial 'N Spray®, hose-end or tank sprayer.

Available sizes:

    1 pt. Concentrate
  • How to Use

    Use a tank, an Ortho® Dial 'N Spray®, or other hose-end sprayer. Spray to uniformly cover all upper and lower leaf surfaces, stems, branches and trunk. Mix 2 1/2 oz. per gallon of water during growing season or 5 1/3 oz. per gallon of water during the dormant season.

  • When to Apply

    Spray when air is calm to avoid drift. Spray when temperature is above 40°F but below 85°F. If temperature is expected above 85°F, spray in early morning or late afternoon when it is cooler. During the growing season, spray when insects are present or feeding injury is first noticed. Spray up to 4 times, waiting 2 weeks between each application. During the dormant season, spray dormant shrubs and trees once in late winter or early spring.

  • Where to Use

    For outdoor use only. On conifers, roses, shrubs and trees, including apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and citrus (grapefruits, lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines).

  • Where Not to Use

    Maidenhair ferns, red maples, Japanese maples or non-woody plants unless otherwise specified. Volck® Oil Spray may cause discoloration to blue spruce.

  • What it Controls

    Insects: Spider mites, scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, hemlock woolly adelgids and lacebugs, insect eggs (including codling moth, gypsy moth, oak moth, spider mite and tent caterpillar eggs) plus sooty mold.

  • Packaging


  • Required Applicator

  • Active Ingredients

    97% Petroleum Oil*

    *(Pet. Oil-Min. U.R. 91% - Class Lt. - Med.)

This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label before use.

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