Monday, September 28, 2009

Natural Insecticides

As you may be experiencing a increase of ants in your house or getting ready to plant a winter garden, here are some tips on natural pest control:

* Garlic control
* Orange Oil
* Mint, cloves, rosemary & thyme can be used as insecticides
* Insecticidal Soaps
* Neem Oil - Neem oil is used in gardens and landscapes against insects that chew on plants such as black vine weevil.
* Diatomaceous Earth - Diatomaceous earth is a dry, powdery material derived from the shells of marine organisms. It is used mainly to deter and kill crawling pests both indoors and outdoors.
* Boric Acid - Boric acid is used mainly in structural pest control against insects like termites, carpenter ants and powderpost beetles, and in baits for cockroaches. Boric acid is generally used in the borate form, often sodium borate.
* Vinegar and Salt

Article © Lisa A. Swan, Design Forward

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