Herbs to Use for Insect Bites and Stings - Associated Content -... - StumbleUpon. Whether it is mosquitoes, gnats, or bees, getting bitten or stung by insects is no fun. As spring rolls on and summer approaches, the bugs are already starting to come out in full force. You can use various herbs that you may already have growing in your own garden to repel the insects that would love to attack you or to treat those nasty bites and stings. Herbs to repel insects Lemon balm: I had begun to regret ever planting lemon balm in the ground - it is incredibly invasive - until I started using it to keep the bugs off me. Just grab some leaves and rub your arms and legs with the herb. The bugs will stay away, including bees; and you will just smell like a lemon. Tansy: If mosquitoes seem to want to take up residence around your home, you will definitely want to grow some tansy. Lavender: You might covet lavender for its aroma, but bugs really detest the fragrance that is so pleasant to you.
Herbs to take the sting out of insect bites Basil: Basil is great in spaghetti sauce. Natural Ant Control. In Our Own Homes: Natural Ant Control Submitted by Liora Leah Natural Ant Control 1) Ants hate chalk.
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A garden is a food source— so it seethes with life. Organic garden pest control is a safe and easy way to fix those critters that think your food is their food! As with all things in nature, there is a balance. Gardening organically doesn't upset that sensitive arrangement too much. We've got to eat of course, and we're not hunter-gathers now, so we sow, plant and harvest on cleared land. Even if we practice organic gardening, controlling pests is still necessary. Good soil produces good plants and keeps their carbohydrate, protein, chemical (including pest deterrents) and other nutrient ratio in balance.
Poor soil undernourishes plants which hampers their production. So keep your soil healthy and pests will not flock to feed on them. Enlightened farmers now use what they call integrated pest management (IPM). Essential information about controlling garden pests organically Decide what you need to do and do no more. Got ticks &bugs? Get Guineas! by Jeannette Ferguson from the... Got ticks? Got obnoxious bugs and garden pests? Tired of insects destroying your flower beds and leaves and gardens? Just maybe guineas are for you. Years ago when I was unable to participate in the local garden club flower shows, I discovered guineas to be the solution to my problem. Just over a year after raising guineas, not only was I able to enter flower shows, but I won 102 ribbons and several rosettes that first season.
Guinea fowl range across the property taking bites of weed seeds, insects, grasshoppers, Japanese Beetles and other obnoxious bugs with nearly every step they take. I also keep chickens but have been unable to free range them because of the damage they would do to the flowers and flower beds-mostly due to scratching for bugs and insects beneath the surface, or scratching to dust bathe and in the process, pulling up plants-roots and all. The farmer’s watchdog Guinea fowl are very entertaining to watch as they patrol across the property. Learn more about guineas at… U of M: Whats wrong with my plant? Frugal Gardening - Vinegar Uses In Garden. Remedies. Homemade Fertilizers Fish emulsion and seaweed extract are the best store-bought natural fertilizers.
You should follow the directions on the labels or make your own fertilizers: Compost Tea I’ve read that the active ingredients in compost actually help control disease and shoo away insects. You should use composted manure, not dehydrated manure for this recipe. Simply add 1 cup of compost to 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses to a bucket and let sit for at least 2 weeks. Stinging Nettles Tea or Comfrey Tea Mix these greens together or use them separately. Homemade Pest and Disease Remedies Insecticidal soap, rotenone/pyrethrum liquid spray, and diatomaceous earth for horticultural use (silica particles from the skeletal remains of sea creatures that penetrate the bodies of insects on contact-sold as a dust) are good store-bought natural pest remedies. Alcohol spray for Aphids Mix ½ to 1 cup alcohol with a quart of water. Three Sprays for Powdery Mildew. Plants that Repel Insects. Certain plants are known for their ability to repel some types of insects.
This is a guide about plants that repel insects. 7 Herbs That Deter Flies Naturally! - Planet Green. Vegetable Diseases Fact Sheets listed by Crop.