Fly Predator Questions

Will neem oil kill my predators?

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I use a “natural” fly spray on my horses which contains essential oils...one of which is Neem Oil. I just found out Neem is actually an insecticide so now I’m wondering if it’s been killing off all my Predators? They state it only kills “chewing and sucking” insects, but, the flies have been extremely bad this year and I’ve been feeling like my predators aren’t working at all....but now I’m wondering if I’ve been killing them and that’s why! Any info you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Hello Shanin,

    To be on the safe side we recommend not spraying for about 48 hours after spreading Fly Predators in those areas.

    Thank you,

    Sonny

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