Is Neem Oil Safe For Orange Trees And Can It Be Used For Red Bug Chigger Infestations

Question From: L. Hodge - GEORGIA
Q: Will neem oil kill the early stages of a red bug/ chigger infestation on my orange trees? Is it safe to use on orange trees?

A: I know that neem is safe for use on orange trees, but cannot advise you its use for red bud /chiggers. It's against the law to use pesticides for reasons not listed on labels, so I recommend you get the advice of a certified arborist. If these are large trees you are wise to have a professional application. Small sprayers are not effective on larger trees. To find a professional in your area go to and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy