Updated on October 20, 2021
Tips For Organic Pest Management
When choosing an Organic Pesticide Spray several factors to consider, including cost, your intended application, your needs, and the environment where you intend to use them. In addition, you need to consider how much money you will be spending on the purchase, the amount of organic material required, and the type of spray itself. The amount of organic material needed depends on the overall size of your garden, target application area, and the overall “attainment” of your soil structure. Agricultural uses are a common concern since they can be pretty heavy. Other types of organic pesticides are more light, which tends to be less costly.
An organic pesticide spray aims to kill pests, prevent them from multiplying, or keep them from laying eggs in the garden. The material used is either an organic compound or an oil. Neem oil is the most commonly used of the two.
The main ingredient in an organic pesticide spray is neem oil, which, when applied to the plants and leaves, prevents the growth of the insects that are causing the infestation. Neem oil is used to keep the aphids, mealy bugs, crickets, ants, and whiteflies from attacking your sweet cucumbers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, squash, peppers, or fruit and vegetables in the garden. Aphids, mealy bugs, crickets, ants, and whiteflies all eat organic material. Applying a thin layer of neem oil on these items prevents them from growing into full-grown insects.
Many organic pesticides can be used to stop garden pests from attacking your home. Two of the most commonly used are picrorrhizin and carbaryl. Picrorrhizin is made by processing tobacco leaves and applying them to the soil where the garden pests start their reproduction process. When a pest is in its reproductive phase, it is easier to treat the ground where the pest is and use a lower pesticide concentration than where it is flourishing.
For example, DIY organic pesticides can be applied to plants’ leaves and stems. If there are leafhoppers in your garden, you will want to use a little bit of DIY organic pesticides on their leaves. These pesticides are applied with a tiny dropper on the leaves. The pesticides are absorbed by the leaves through the soil and carried away by rainwater. This application method is a good solution for controlling small areas such as a patch of weeds in a garden.
Essential oils are another way to get rid of pests. Essential oils are highly concentrated, but because they are diluted, the essential oil concentration is deficient. You will have to mix two drops of each essential oil with half a cup of water. Then, apply the mixture to the plants that you would like to kill.
Another common way to control pests is by using chemical pesticides. Chemical pesticides are mixed with other chemicals that act as “freeze” agents. The chemicals do not get absorbed into the soil or liquids that water down into the plants. However, some of these pesticides are made to be “broad spectrum” to affect insects both naturally and chemically. Broad-spectrum insecticides are more effective than traditional chemical pesticides. But even with these types, you should still follow the label directions to prevent yourself from getting dangerous exposure to these pesticides.
If none of the above methods work for you, and you are still having difficulty getting rid of pests in your garden, you may want to try companion planting. Companion planting is the practice of planting plants together to get rid of pests. For example, by planting tomatoes along with black-eyed Susans, you will control pests on the ground as well as from the air. Another useful companion plant is the Ladybug, which will naturally kill aphids. By adding one or more of these companion plants to your garden, you will easily control pests on your own.