Safer® Brand Garden Defense Multi-purpose Spray Neem Oil Concentrate 1 gal

Model #: 98424GAL

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  • Kills many insects including whiteflies, aphids, and more.
  • Makes 128 gallons of solution.
  • Made from clarified hydrophobic extract of neem oil.
  • OMRI Listed® & compliant for organic gardening use.
  • Control fungal diseases like black spot, mildew, & more.

Safer® Brand Garden Defense Multi-purpose Spray Neem Oil Concentrate 1 gal

Safer® Brand Garden Defense Multi-purpose Spray Concentrate contains Clarified Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil which kills eggs, larvae and adult insects, and defends against diseases and mites, too. It also stops powdery mildew in 24 hours!

Garden Defense's formula eliminates a variety of insects on contact including many soft- and hard-bodied insects. This 1 gallon neem oil concentrate makes up to 128 gallons of insect killer.

Another benefit of neem oil is that it eliminates common plant and turf diseases such as black spot, powdery mildew, rust, snow mold, and brown patch.

Fast-Acting Solution For:

Safer® Brand Garden Defense Multi-purpose Spray Concentrate can be used on a variety of applications, including ornamentals, trees, shrubs, foliage, vegetables, fruits and roses.

Directions for Use:

  1. Apply Safer® Brand Garden Defense on a 7 to 14 day schedule until disease development is no longer present. To control disease already present, apply Safer® Brand Garden Defense on a 7 day schedule until disease pressure is eliminated.
  2. Mix Safer® Brand Garden Defense at a rate of 2 tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) per gallon of water.
  3. Thoroughly mix this Safer® Brand neem oil solution and spray all plant surfaces (including undersides of leaves) until completely wet. Frequently mix solution as you spray.

Safer® Brand Garden Defense is OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. Use Garden Defense Neem Oil Concentrate to eliminate a variety of insects on contact including many soft and hard bodied insects.

Safer® Brand leads the alternative lawn and garden products industry, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!


Safer® Brand Garden Defense Multi-purpose Spray Neem Oil Concentrate 1 gal - Specs

Product Features:

  • Uses neem oil to kills a variety of insects including whiteflies, aphids, scale and many others
  • Controls fungal diseases including black spot, mildews and rust
  • Defend your roses against insects, disease, and mites
  • Stops powdery mildew in 24 hours
  • Kills eggs, larvae, and adult insects
  • Can be used as leaf polish on hardy plants
  • Manages many turf diseases including snow mold, dollar spot, and brown patch
  • OMRI® Listed and Compliant for use in organic gardening. Click to see certification

What's in the Box:

  • 1 gallon (128 oz) concentrate


  • Made from Clarified Hydrophocic Extract of Neem Oil

Note: Do NOT store mixed solution. Only mix amount that will be used fully at each application or dispose of mixed solution that is remaining. Mixed solution will not be stable over time in storage.


Disclaimer: Safer® Brand does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
July 20, 2018
Wanting answers By Wolf

I got this product but after reading all the warnings on the label I was a little taken back and scared to use it. I have many pets and I like to eat my produce straight from the plant. With all the warnings I don't think that's a good idea. Am I wrong? I really want to know for sure how safe this is for me and my pets, and any other critters ( other than the bugs of course) that might come into contact with it. Someone please advise.

Response From Safer Brand®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

This product is recommended for use in a 7-14 day cycle. When the vegetation is harvested, we recommend washing it with mild soap and water before consumption. We do not recommend allowing humans or pets to ingest the product and advise following the guidelines on the label when handling the concentrate.

Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance! Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

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Review posted on
July 18, 2018
It works By nasbonnd59

It works well for me. I understand that is doesn't have the knock down power that some of stronger pesticides have but it also doesn't have the side effects. This product is worth the money.

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Review posted on
July 17, 2018
spray intervals By woodbridge

users need to know the life cycle of the pest. a follow up spraying is usually required within 5 to 7 days.

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July 13, 2018
Protection against aphids By LML

The Safer brand garden defense multi-purpose spray has helped me rid my garden of those pesky aphids through regular applications. It's easy to use & is a value for protecting one's garden

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Review posted on
July 12, 2018
Great product By Geri Miller

I’m a small-Scale market grower with a restauant focus. I use organic practice in all my gardens. I’ve been using Garden Defense for years now. It is a terrific product. It performs well in my challenging environment.

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Review posted on
June 5, 2018
Not convinced By Jm

I wanted so badly for this to work because I don’t like using chemicals BUT it did not help at all ! Sorry to say.

Response From Safer Brand®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative


Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience. For the best results, we do not recommend mixing the product with water that is colder than 34 degrees. Please ensure the mixture is combined using the correct ratios and applied during the early morning and late evening.

We would like to learn more about what occurred and provide further assistance! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264). We are happy to help!

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Review posted on
September 1, 2017
I like this product's broad spectrum control and safety By Dry Creek Farm

I am a market gardener with 2 acres of production. Even though not organic I need safe insecticide products to use near harvest or even at other times that I know won't potentially hurt my customers. This neem based product stopped mites on southern peas and tomatoes almost immediately. It drove away stink bugs and leaffooted bugs and subsequent applications are keeping them away. Here in Texas I was afraid of leaf burn especially at our hotter temperatures but so far I just see a slight wilting that last only a day if that. I have captured some insects and then sprayed them to see what happened and they died quickly proving to me it has knock down ability. I like the fact I can spray and then pick the next day.

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Review posted on
August 24, 2017
Disappointing By Princess

I've used this two weeks in a row, being careful to get the tops and bottoms of the vegetable leaves and this has not been effective at all in getting rid of the whiteflies.

Response From Safer Brand®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Safer® Brand has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.

For optimal performance, we recommend that this concentrate not be mixed with cold water, and that it be frequently mixed during application.  This product is covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
August 9, 2016
excellent product! By Mary64
great product, easy to apply. Transaction was very smooth and fast! Easy website to navigate.
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Review posted on
August 30, 2015
Excellent product By Pete
This is a really good product. I had some scale insects attacking my strawberries last spring, and I used this product twice and the bugs were gone. They didn't return. I also used this on my apple trees because insects were eating their leaves. I had the same result...gone! I also used this as a fall application on my apple trees, and I didn't have any insect problems the following spring.
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Q.Do you use Cold Pressed Neem Oil in your product.

We apologize as our Neem Oil is not cold pressed.

Q.Will this product kill Colorado Potato Beetles?

While this product is effective for beetles, we apologize as we have not tested it on Colorado Potato Beetles. We recommend testing the product on a small portion of the plant. Our products are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Q.Can you use a hose sprayer type applicator with this product? Can you add foliage feed to it? Also do you need anything like Brandt Indicate 5 added to it? Thanks.

We do not recommend adding anything to this product. It can be applied with any type of pump or hose-end sprayer that will allow for the correct dilution. We recommend cleaning the sprayer immediately after use to prevent any solidified oil build-up.

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Q: How do I know if my plant is being attacked by an insect or a disease?

A: If it’s an insect, the plant may have holes in its leaves. Turn the leaves over and you may see the insects themselves clustered on the underside of the leaves. You may also see and feel a sticky substance if it’s an insect because the insect will leave a secretion on the plant. More»


Q: My pumpkins' leaves have white powder on them. What is it? How do I get rid of it?

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Q: My neighbor told me I have scales on some of my ornamental plants. What are scales and how do I get rid of them?

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