Yates White Oil Insecticide

Yates White Oil Insecticide

Controls scale, aphids, mealybug and mites on roses, ornamentals, citrus and other fruit trees.


How It Works

This product blocks the breathing pores of insects causing suffocation and rapid death. Thorough coverage of pests is therefore essential.

Controls scale, aphids, mealybug and mites on roses, ornamentals, citrus and other fruit trees.


  • May be used indoors as well as outdoors.
  • Can be used as a leaf shine to give indoor plants a nice gloss to the leaves.
  • Withholding period is only one day.
  • Low toxicity to humans and wildlife.
  • Child resistant cap.
  • Easy to use measure pack.


Petroleum oil


Failure to control insects could be due to improper coverage or rain following within 24 hours of spraying. Dead scale may remain on the plants for a few weeks after spraying.

How to use

Directions for use

Dilute as per instructions, depending on plant type. Thoroughly cover upper and lower surfaces of foliage. Repeat spray after 4 weeks, if necessary. Often applied to deciduous fruit trees and shrubs during winter.

How to prepare

  1. Remove measure cylinder from side,then child proof cap from top of bottle.
  2. Pour 20mL volumes into measure cylinder and mix with required amount of water. Repeat as required.
  3. Rinse out measure before placing back onto bottle. DO NOT combine with carbaryl, lime sulphur or other sulphur-containing sprays. Note: Spray must thoroughly cover upper and lower leaf surfaces. Dead scale may remain on the plant for a few weeks after spraying.

Application rates

Deciduous fruit trees and roses Scale, aphids, mites and mealy bugs. 20mL per L of water Apply in winter after pruning & before bud burst or at other times when pests occur.
Citruss trees Citrus leaf miner 2.5 – 10mL per L of water At intervals of 5 to 14 days when young flush
growth is present.
Red, white wax and other scales 20mL per L of water Spray when pests appear. Repeat after 4 weeks.
Avoid spraying citrus in late autumn or winter.
Indoor plants, ornamental shrubs Scale insects, mealy bugs, spider mites. 20mL per L of water
Daphne 10mL per L of water



Do not spray when temperatures are near 35oC or above.
Do not use on citrus trees in late autumn/winter.
Do not apply to edible crops later than 1 day before harvest.


Available sizes

  • 500ml


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