Organic pest control
methods are not only environmentally friendly but they are healthier
and generally less costly than chemical pesticides
. There are
for farmers to rid of garden pests
from their fields
man-made chemicals known as pesticides.
The first thing you should do is take a close look at the pests that
are destroying your crop. Try to identify what the insect is based on
its appearance and behavior. Looking this up on the Internet can be
helpful. Depending on the type of insects and plants you are dealing
with your methods may vary considerably. However, once you know what
insect you are dealing with it will be easier to determine the best
organic pest control to follow.
course a very common insect and will invade many plants.
Although they don’t cause too much destruction, they can be a nuisance.
One of the most common organic ways to deter ants is by planting mint.
Ants will steer clear of anything around mint plants because they
dislike the aroma. Be sure to strategically place the mint plants to
cover the most ground around your crop. It may be best to plant some
mint every few feet in the area you are trying to target.
another common garden attacker and can be difficult to
manage. Nevertheless there are some things aphids dislike that have
been known to deter them from invading. A well-known recipe for natural
is a mixture of hot peppers, spearmint, liquid
horseradish mixed with water will keep aphids at bay. There are
variations to this mixture that can be done if different insects are
the problem and can be adjusted accordingly.
A simple mixture of garlic or hot peppers with water used as a spray
works good for a variety of insects especially those that are known to
chew. Only a little bit of crushed garlic or pepper is needed. Another
popular organic pest control method is creating a mixture of tobacco
and water to use as a spray. Combine some crushed tobacco plant with
water and spray onto your affected plants.
Many insects including aphids despise tobacco and will stay away from
your crop. Finally, if you are able to find it, insecticidal soap is a
great organic pesticide that is created without harmful and caustic
chemicals. Made with a combination of fatty acids and sodium this soap
will kill many common pests without causing harm to humans or animals.
If you are able to find this soap it would best to keep on hand for a
wide range of pest problems.
As you can see there are many ways for organic pest control without the
use of chemically made pesticides. Not only are chemical pesticides
harmful for humans but they are especially bad for the environment and
can even kill some animals that come into contact with them. Organic
pest control methods are the best way to maintain your crop the safe
and healthy way.
James de Haas
James de Haas is a freelance writer who has focused on writing
informative articles on the subject of Pest Control. He has written
numerous content advising mainly homeowners of effective techniques to
the prevention of pests around the home. If you would like to see more
of his articles on Pest Control please visit Pest