Cloves & Clove Oil Profile
Baker, Brian P.; Grant, Jennifer A.; Malakar-Kuenen, Raksha
Clove oil is the essential oil of the clove plant, and may be derived from flower buds, leaves and stems. The principal biologically active component is eugenol. Clove oil may be used as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide. Because it is a common ingredient in food, the EPA considers risks to human health to be minimal.
NYS IPM Type: Minimum Risk Pesticide
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Minimum Risk Pesticides; essential oil; fungicide; mosquito repellent; Japanese beetle attractant; stinging insect repellent; spiders; mites; ticks; post-harvest handling; herbicide; dog and cat repellent; organic