Each spring, homeowners around the country begin to see insects and pests appear in their homes and gardens. While the types of pests may vary depending on where you live or what you’re growing in your garden, it’s a constant battle to keep them out and prevent them from damaging your plants. There are plenty of ways to try and keep them at bay, but many of those solutions use chemicals that may be harmful to the environment around them. Organic pest control methods might provide the perfect solution.
Looking for reasons to go organic with your pest control? Here are 4 of them, plus some notes on key products you can buy at doitbest.com or at your local, independent Do it Best store.
Most organic pesticides use both biological controls (scents, tastes, natural oils, etc.) combined with safer, green chemicals to prevent pests. The ingredients are derived from natural substances and require an understanding of the scientific makeup of both the pests and pesticides. Companies have to know everything about the pests and the organic compounds that can repel them. There’s a science and strategy to their methods, rather than a chemical “spray-and-pray it works” technique.
QT RTS ORG GARDEN SPRAY
Item # 704634
Model # 100-121
72OZ RTU ORG GARDEN SPRY
Item # 704541
Model # 100-131
CRITTER RIDDER REPELLENT
Item # 712439
Model # 3142
24OZ 3N1 GARDEN SPRAY
Item # 705733
Model # MGSK024
Chances are if you’ve done any research on organic pest
control, you’ve seen diatomaceous earth pop up quite a bit. It’s actually a
naturally occurring sedimentary rock formed from fossilized algae or diatoms.
It’s then ground into fine power and used for organic pest control against many
types of pests. Most varieties are food-grade and safe for pets as well.
Its effectiveness comes from its ability to stick to the exoskeleton of most bugs and dry them out. Therefore, just about any insect with an exoskeleton can be treated with diatomaceous earth.
Applying it is simple: just sprinkle some of the powder onto plants, the garden bed, or around the base of plants to deter various pests.
Check out all the varieties offered through doitbest.com and our independently-owned and operated local stores.