The usage of mineral oils to control insects

Document Type : Original Article


Plant Protection Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center,Dokki, Giza, Egypt


Oils had been used as pesticides for centuries and are some of the most effective safe alternatives to synthetic insecticides and fungicides. Mineral oils are consider a promising control agent against a wide varieties of pests all over the world. Here in this review article, a brief was given to show the importance of mineral oils, the usage and mode of action on target pests. Also, the effect of mineral oils on natural enemies, plant morphology and mammals. And the precautions should be followed in the usage of these compounds to get the aimed results.