Natural Pest Control Ideas
Everytime I see someone buying a toxic bottle of
weed-killer, I think back to when I was in third grade. Mrs. Smith
somberly told us that DDT had leached into the water supply, and
birds like the bald eagle ingested fish that were basically poison
filled. The poison thinned out the egg shells, making them brittle,
thereby fast-tracking the bald eagle to an endangered
had only been banned about 6 years before that time, so it was
a 'progressive' move at the time. DDT, unfortunately, is STILL
used in other parts of the world.
Today, nothing instills more fear in my soul, than
seeing a neighbor spraying
Round-up on a concrete sidewalk, that
just had a few weeds poking through. That spray will inevitably
end up in our oceans, and pollute our fish and waters. Sprays and
toxins like Round-up even make it into our food system. Round-up
contains glyphosate, which can now be used on GMO corn without
corn plant. Glyphosate has been shown to cause endocrinal disturbances.
Not to go off on a tangent, but if you have an hour to surf, check
out the relation of GE soybeans, Glyphosate, polyacrylamides (From
Glyphosate) and autism.
Anyway, I digress. So I have a little garden, and
I have some little pests. White flies, slugs, tomato slugs, you
name it - they're out there.
I found that hand-picking every insect on my plants
is not only time-consuming, but basically impossible.
Here's some useful info I have found online to help
gardeners ward off pest, and enjoy an all-natural garden this spring/summer.
1. For garden pests, make a mixture of 1 tablespoon
liquid dishwashing soap and 1 cup of cooking oil. Mix about 3 tablespoons
of this concentrate with a quart of water in a pump bottle and
spray on plants.
Another recipe for insect control: soak citrus rind (lemon, orange,
grapefruit) in water for a few days. Pour the water into a pump
bottle and spray on plants.
2. Sprinkle cayenne pepper around plants to keep cats away.
3. Plant peppermint
around your house. It repels ants and mice.
sprinkled around your planter box will keep ants out.
5 Weeds are not really pests, but they can be really pesky! Hot
water will kill most unwanted plants --just boil some water and
pour it over the plant you want to kill.
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