It’s understood that chemical pesticides kill insects efficiently but these compounds may also be poisonous to people and animals alike and contribute to environmental problems if not used properly.
The next list comprises environmentally friendly suggestions for pest management in your own garden. They’re worth considering prior to using pesticides. Eco-friendly pest control helps to get rid of pests without harming the environment.
- A saucer of beer can tempt and drown slugs and snails.
- To fight mildew quarter fill out a garbage bin with leaves, cover with water and leave for many weeks. Dilute the mixture to the ratio of one part seaweed stew to six parts water prior to application.
- Create a chive spray to decrease mold on zucchini and squash crops by steeping 1 cup of chopped chive leaves and three cups of water for many hours. Strain and put in an equal portion of water.
- Aphids may be squashed by hands, or smashed with a garden hose (water constraints permitting). Aphids may also be discouraged by building a nasturtium spray.
- To protect young seedlings make a protective collar out of an old yogurt container.
- To discourage aphids and caterpillars create a spray by massaging rhubarb leaves. Strain the mixture and simmer to the ratio of one component rhubarb to four parts water.