Which Homemade Insecticides Work Best? (Video)


| 5/13/2015 3:45:00 PM


Tags: pest control, insecticides, homemade, Linda Gilkeson,

 

I’d like to start making my own simple insecticides. Which types of homemade garden sprays are actually effective?

Before taking the time to make an insecticide, step back and ask yourself the following questions.

Have you correctly identified the problem? Gardeners can easily mistake injury caused by disease or extreme weather for pest damage. The choice of insecticide, if one is needed, depends on confirming the damage was indeed caused by a pest, and then identifying the pestilent perpetrator.

Are you sure the problem is getting worse? Existing damage won’t disappear, but if new leaves are unafflicted, you likely don’t need to spray. Similarly, if the plant is still growing and producing despite cosmetic blemishes, then taking steps to boost plant growth is a better option than attacking pests.

Do you know which beneficial insects to expect and how to identify them? These advantageous insects are usually present but difficult to see; eggs and larvae are tiny and don’t look anything like adult insects. You want to ensure that, if you do spray, you won’t harm beneficials’ populations. Also, the beneficials may handle the pests for you if given the opportunity and time.


robertvachon
7/14/2016 1:46:29 AM

Thanks for sharing this video. There are various methods to prepare natural insecticide. Boric acid is the principal ingredient used in killing a whole host of insects. But if these methods are not effective on pest then you can also contact professional pest control exterminators from www.yalepest.com to get rid of pest infestation.




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