Safe Homemade Pesticides

Homemade pesticides are the way to go if you're an avid gardener who doesn't want to expose yourself or your family to toxic commercial pest repellents. Here are the best flowers and herbs to grow.



062 homegrown pesticides - garlic goats
In addition to deterring aphids and beetles, garlic be a your treat for your goats will you have goats.
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062 homegrown pesticides - penyroyal cat
A pennyroyal collar can keep your pet free of fleas and ticks.
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062 homegrown pesticides - two panels
LEFT: Sweet woodruff has a vanilla-like aroma when dried. RIGHT: The strong scent of marigolds is an especially effective garden protector.
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062 homegrown pesticides - five panels
PANEL 1: Bergamont is a beautiful pest chaser. PANEL 2: Bugs don't like the smell of peppermint either. PANEL 3: Silver wormwood can keep moths away from your woolens. PANEL 4: A mix of garlic, bran, and molasses will worm your animals and is good for their general health. PANEL 5: A "tea" made of pyrethrum powder is a deadly insecticide, but it's safe for your pets, livestock, and you.
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