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Information About Natural Insecticides

Jan 24, 2008
What does garlic water and hot sauce do for your garden? Used together in a natural insecticide way they combine to repel caterpillars but do not kill them. So if you like butterflies but not their young you can keep your garden looking at it's best without using chemicals.

Spider mites hate the mixture of hydrated lime (1/4 c.) and water (add a small drop of soap to help it stick). Be careful not to use too much or the lime could hurt your plants.

Do you have tomatoes in your garden and are having trouble with insects elsewhere? Grab some leaves from the tomato plant and soak them in some water for a natural protectant.

Getting into some stronger stuff we have the mixture of nicotine concentrate and sulphur. Nicotine although useful to the natural gardener has to be treated more carefully as the concentrate is harmful to humans as well as insects. It is advised to keep nicotine concentrate well away from little children. And it isn't a good idea to use this on edible plants for obvious reasons.

Historically insects have been given a bad wrap, and rightly so. Insects are reputed to be the harborers of disease and the cause of many a famine in the past. So with this in mind any feelings of remorse for fighting these creatures should be stifled real quick.

Sprays bought in the supermarket can be quite pricey in comparison to the homemade variety. Some experience with methods of accurate measurement and storage is necessary.

Variety is the secret to being successful as a natural pest controller. Sometimes several mixtures for different pests and weather conditions are necessary. Keeping in mind how your insect control may affect other creatures that you want in your garden is also something to be kept in mind.

Keeping the hordes of unwanted insects at bay may seem a daunting task and the battle to protect your beloved plants should not spill over into an accidental experience of harm to your family, namely the children and pets. It is all part of being a responsible parent, showing the child that these natural insecticides are potential dangerous to them and training the pet dog to stay away from certain plants treated with your brew of insecticide. One day the children will be using your recipes for insect control themselves, especially after they see how successful you were in combating the foe.
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