Low Tox Gardening

Natural Pest spray/bug spray

OIL SPRAY:

Mix one cup of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of castile soap

A homemade bug or pest spray can simply be made from vegetable oil mixed with a mild soap (such as Dr. Bronner’s castile soap). Peppermint oil or Doterras Terra armour oil could be excellent additions as they are natural repellents. Works so well for insects, such as aphids, mites, thrips, etc

NEEM OIL:

Neem oil acts as a hormone disruptor and as an “antifeedant” for insects that feed on leaves and other plant parts. Neem oil is biodegradable and is nontoxic to pets, birds, fish, and other wildlife, and is effective against a variety of common garden insect pests, as well as being a natural fungicide that can combat powder mildew and other fungal infections on plantsm oil is another natural product that works well as a insectercide. Neem oil can also be used preventatively by spraying the leaves of plants that are often ravaged by pests, before they’re actually infested.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH:

To apply, simply dust the ground around your plants, or even sprinkle it on the foliage, where it will help control snails and slugs as well as other crawling insects. Due to its dried nature, in order to be an effective natural pesticide, diatomaceous earth needs to be reapplied after every rain.

PYRETHRUM:

 

BORAX BASED BAIT products for ants.

 

PESTS- You can all an Integrated pest management company.

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