Looking for a Praying Mantis friendly spray

by Bela
(Bloomfield, USA)

I have a Quince tree in my yard and every year I buy praying mantises every year as an organic pesticide for my vegetable garden. However I need to spray my Quince tree flowers to have better fruit. Is there an organic spray that will not kill the Praying mantises? Any advice much appreciated!

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May 04, 2011
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Spray that won't kill a mantis
by: Nell Jean

If there is a spray that won't kill praying mantis, it could be oil or soap based but might still kill baby mantises by smothering. Check it out by typing 'Neem oil and praying mantis' in a search box. You might also query the manufacturer of an appropriate spray for your quince as to the effect on a mantis.

Do you know that a praying mantis will kill (and eat) hummingbirds? Just an aside.

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