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Natural Pest Control

Postby nick22 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:25 am

Hello there,
What are the best natural home pest control methods?
Thanks in advance

- Randy Mehoves
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Re: Natural Pest Control

Postby Alex Brown » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Hey Dude,

Following are some of the popular organic remedies:

· Neem leaf extract spray: Frying insects, caterpillars.

· Neem Oil spray: Mealybugs.

· Soap water spray: Base solution for spraying any insecticide.

· Turmeric powder & dry ash: Ants & mites.

· Garlic oil spray: Aphids

· Wheat Flour mixed in water: Spider mites

· Sour buttermilk: Fungal infections

· Trichoderma friendly fungus: All soil-borne fungal infections.

· Tobacco extract: Flying insects.

· Chilli, garlic & onion extract spray: All purpose garden spray.

Apart from these, there are multiple Bio-control methods like bacterial viruses & introduction of Natural enemies of pests in the farm (praying mantis, ladybugs) is practised.

thanks :edward: :edward:
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Re: Natural Pest Control

Postby splashy07 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:03 am

I had a issue with squirrels chewing up my car cover. Bought a garlic oil/castor oil spray that seems to be working but was rather expensive. Found a recipe for pepper spray that is supposed to work for insect and mammal pests. You can make gallons of this stuff for a few dollars.
Boil 1 1/2 qts. Water
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Two chopped onions
One chopped jalapeño
Boil 30 minutes, then cool.
Strain out vegetables and pour into a spray bottle.
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Re: Natural Pest Control

Postby cattell93 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 pm

nick22 wrote:Hello there,
What are the best natural home pest control methods?
Thanks in advance

- Randy Mehoves
Pre purchase inspection


Hi nick22,

Here I am sharing the two ways in which to address your pest control; you can expose insects and rodents to natural repellants, or create a barrier they won’t want to cross. Each pest will dislike a different thing, so you can try a few of these methods to see which one works best for you:

Soap and water: A great tip to remember is to keep a spray bottle full of soapy water on hand in your kitchen. Spraying ants, roaches and spiders with it will kill them and cut off their path.

Boric acid: Boric acid is not highly toxic, but human and pets should never ingest it and should keep contact to a minimum. It can be a great option to kill roaches, silverfish and other wingless insects if you place small amounts of it mixed with sugar on counters and cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom.

Essential oils: There are many essential oils that have been proven to be effective insect repellants. Mix 2 teaspoons of oil and a cup of grain alcohol (such as vodka) in a spray bottle, and spread it around your home, paying special attention to the places where insects congregate. Some essential oils include, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, geranium, lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, and citronella.

Vinegar: Vinegar is also a very versatile substance with many household uses. Fill a spray bottle and spray your porch and backyard to keep weeds at bay. Use apple cider vinegar to attract fruit flies into a glass and kill them, or mix equal parts water and white vinegar and apply to cracks, openings and other entrances to keep spiders away.
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Re: Natural Pest Control

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:31 am

nick22 wrote:Hello there,
What are the best natural home pest control methods?
Thanks in advance

- Randy Mehoves
Pre purchase inspection


Exactly what are the pests you want to repel ?

Are they entering the enclosure ?

Are they entering the house ?

Are coming onto your yard ?

Different issues require different approaches be taken . If you are keeping lizards , you need to avoid anything that's toxic / poisonous , this makes options very restrictive and often it's safer to simply tolerate the pests than to try to get rid of them or stop them coming.

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