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Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions

Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions
Wasps Eartheasy has a separate page about natural wasp control. See Natural Wasp Control Moths Cedar chips in a cheesecloth square, or cedar oil in an absorbant cloth will repel moths. The cedar should be 'aromatic cedar', also referred to as juniper in some areas. Homemade moth-repelling sachets can also be made using any of the following: bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, eucalyptus leaves, lavender, pepper corns or wormwood. Dried lemon peels are also a natural moth deterrent - simply toss into clothes chest, or tie in cheesecloth and hang in the closet. Natural attractant pheromones have been developed for controlling moths, and are now available as clothes moth traps and pantry moth traps. Earwigs Diatomaceous earth is a safe and effective way to control earwigs in the home. To trap earwigs, spray a newspaper lightly with water, roll it up loosely and secure with a string or rubber band. Nontoxic silverfish traps are also commercially available.

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Eggshells as Organic Pest Control - Get Busy Gardening 2K+ The flea beetles have been worse than ever this summer, and the Japanese beetles are no fun either. On top of that, the slugs have been turning my hostas into swiss cheese. (Ahhh, the joys of gardening) I need all the help I can get fighting these and other pests in the garden. There is a well known organic pesticide called diatomaceous earth, which is basically the fossilized remains of creatures that are ground into a fine powder. This works as an organic pesticide because it gets under the shells of beetles and acts like bits of glass to cut them up and kill them. Adhesive Remover - Homemade Goo Gone One of the greatest things about natural DIY products is that many of them have multiple uses. This is rarely the case with store-bought products. Example: Would you ever use your store-bought deodorant as an exfoliating scrub for your face, and also as a sticker remover? Probably not. BUT – when you make your own products out of all-natural ingredients, you have more options for using them in different applications. I had a homemade deodorant mixture of coconut oil and baking soda that was a little heavy on the baking soda, making it too strong for my underarms.

Avocado: Diseases and Pests, Description, Uses, Propagation Algal leaf spot Alga Cephaleuros virescens Symptoms Raised, orange-red spots on both upper and lower surfaces of leaves; spots may coalesce to form irregularly shaped patches; spots may also be present on twigs and branches; when the surface of the spot is scraped away, a gray to dark necrotic crust is visible Pest News - Agriculture and Natural Resources Blogs Adult spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). Source The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently reported the first detection of yet another invasive hemipteran pest in the US. While efforts to have a good grip over other invasive hemipterans like the Asian citrus psyllid, the Bagrada bug, and the brown marmorated stink bug is still underway, there is a new pest that could potentially impact industries ranging from lumber to wine. An exotic pest known as the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White) was recently detected in Berks County, PA. Spotted lanternfly, which is actually not a fly, but a planthopper is also referred to as “spot clothing wax cicada” or “Chinese blistering cicada” in the literature.

5 Herbs That Repel Flies Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr Applied Biological Control Research: Trioza (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) Trioza species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) attacking Avocado Leaves Prepared by Mark Hoddle, Extension Specialist and Director of Center for Invasive Species Research Four species of Trioza are currently known to attack avocado foliage and nymphal feeding causes some form of leaf deformation. 26 Plants That Repel Mosquitos 26 Plants That Repel Mosquitos Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! 33K+ Background Photo – Wikimedia (public domain)

The Citrus Guy: March 2012 Well, the wait is finally, for the most part, over. You have been tormented and teased all Winter long with a constant barrage of seed catalogs. Those beautiful red tomatoes, green peppers, golden corn on the cob and just about every herb that you can think of, and some you may have never heard of.

Top 10 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr Plant Diseases Anthracnose Generally found in the eastern part of the U.S., anthracnose infected plants develop dark lesions on stems, leaves or fruit. view all