Stylet-Oil delivers a one-two punch to harmful insects and plant feeding mites through suffocation and modifying their feeding and egg-laying behaviors. Plant feeding insects and mites probe into plant tissue using microscopic hollow hairs called sensillae to detect secondary chemicals in the host plant that trigger critical insect behaviors such as feeding and egg-laying. Stylet-Oil works by plugging the hollow sensillae with oil, making it impossible for the insect to recognize it is on a host plant. Without recognition, harmful insects and mites will not feed or lay eggs. Beneficial insects such as ladybugs, predatory mites and praying mantis’s don’t probe into plant tissue. Instead they use different sensing mechanisms — their eyes, feet and mouthparts — to recognize and catch prey. When using Stylet-Oil, you can breathe easy knowing the population of beneficial insects is safe.