Sunday, August 27, 2006

Organic Pest Control


Pest control is one of the places where organic gardening can actually be superior to chemical methods. Instead of using harsh pesticides to get rid of garden pests, it is often better and more effective to use beneficial insects to get rid of harmful ones. Harmful insects are often unable to compete once more beneficial insects have been brought in to the organic garden.One of the most common pests encountered by gardeners, and one of the biggest reasons they use chemical pesticides, is aphids. These common garden pests can be organically controlled by spraying the infested stems, leaves and buds with a diluted mixture of soapy water, then an application of fresh, clear water. This technique has been used by organic gardeners for many years, and it is effective even against heavy infections of aphids. By using organic methods you are not killing the beneficial insects as well, thereby leaving the beneficials to populate your yard and return year after year.

If you garden organically your yard will naturally attract the predators you need to take care of the pests you have.

If you use chemicals you will kill everything and will have to continue to use chemicals over and over. It becomes a never ending cycle of potential harm to you, your family, your pets, and the environment.

The earth can take care of itself if you let it. Where there is pest there is predator.

Happy gardening, organically!

Christy
Mother Earth's Farm

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