Don’t let insect pests hitchhike indoors

Many homeowners bring potted plants indoors before freezing temperatures arrive. Growing tender perennials and tropical plants in pots enables them to be enjoyed outdoors during the summer and inside throughout winter’s colder months. But sometimes potted plants bring with them unwanted hitchhikers—insect pests that can thrive in the warms confines of sunrooms and sunny windowsills. 

To make sure that unwanted aphids and other insect pests don’t take over your potted plants, spray them with Summit Year-Round® Spray Oil, a lightweight hor­ticultural oil that controls insect pests on even the most sensitive plants. Summit Year-Round® Spray Oil can be used any time during the year because it won’t harm plant buds, shoots and leaves. The spray is an environmentally responsible, organic insecticide that kills a wide variety of insect pests including aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, mealybugs, scale, thrips, fun­gus gnats, certain caterpillars, leaf beetle larvae, lace bugs and others.

Summit Year-Round® Spray Oil is available in a mix-it-yourself concentrate bottle and as a ready-to-use, one quart spray bottle. It is available at garden centers, hardware stores and online at