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Organic pest control

Postby Ant » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

I have just started using home made pest control
Garlic spray was my first try, with good results pest gone but the smell lingers.
Can anyone suggest any others Ant
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby Nature's Babe » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:23 pm

Hello Ant. Chilli pepper blitz in water and spray. mind your eyes. :lol:

Mixed planting confuses pests, target plant is harder to find, whereas a bed full of one crop is an invitation to a feast, marigolds and alliums to edge your beds helps deter pests.

Encourage predators, a pond will encourage toads frogs and newts, they eat slugs, bats eat a hell of a lot of insects put up a bat box or two, encourage birds too.
Slow worms eat pests, so when they might be breeding I don't disturb the compost heaps, which they often choose to make a nice warm nursery
Chemicals deter these predators and can kill them, leaving the field wide open for pests. My garden is full of spiders, my cane fruit had no pests, but there were lots of spiders webs among the cane fruit - spiders are another good predator.

A good link on organic pest control, using stuff most of us have in the kitchen. Giggles, ant control too - nothing personal :lol:

http://www.organic-food-for-everyone.co ... ntrol.html
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby Nature's Babe » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:53 am

Chemicals deter these predators and can kill them, leaving the field wide open for pests.


Have just found this surprising piece of research, which supports what I said but on a farm scale

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 101944.htm
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby Kleftiwallah » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:17 pm

Good old rhubarb water, which we aren't supposed to know about ! ! ! works well. Use the same recipe for Mare'stail. Cheers, Tony.
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby Johnboy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:54 am

Hi Kleftiwallah,
Perhaps, if you have the time, you might tell us more about Rhubarb leaves and their magical powers.
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby harry21 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 am

Ant wrote:I have just started using home made pest control
Garlic spray was my first try, with good results pest gone but the smell lingers.
Can anyone suggest any others Ant


Hello there,
I think you should use "Termidor FOAM".
I'm also using this spray and get many good results.
Thanks
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby peter » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:17 am

harry21 wrote:Hello there,
I think you should use "Termidor FOAM".
I'm also using this spray and get many good results.
Thanks


Which seems to be intended as a termite terminator and not available in the UK as we don't get termites.
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Re: Organic pest control

Postby Westi » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:23 pm

Hi Ant!

There are many remedies available that are organic - just search & experiment. (Mainly US sites - try Pinterest). Some will not dissuade our wee beasties but some actually work - I had no damping off as I sprinkled cinnamon powder on my seed trays but have to ask would I have got it anyway as every year our compost is also different?

Kleftiwallah - please share your remedy with rhubarb water! Not seen that one! Sounds like you have experimented & got results! Nature's babe - have to agree with the results your link found. Not many of these scientific sites explain so basically as that one you found.
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