Organic Pesticide Spray For Vegetable Garden
The most effective way to kill pests is with the use of organic pesticide sprays. These are safe and non-toxic.
They do not contain harmful chemicals such as herbicides or fungicides. The main reason why these products are so useful is because they don’t require any additional effort from the user. You just need to apply them when needed, which will result in quick results and no side effects.
There are many types of organic pesticides available today. Some of them are used for outdoor use only while others are designed for indoor use.
There is a wide range of products available in terms of strength, toxicity level, and other characteristics.
Some of the most popular organic pesticides include:
1) Glyphosate (Roundup): This is one of the most widely used organic pesticides.
It’s active ingredient glyphosate is a chemical that kills certain types of insects and weeds. It works by killing those bugs and plants that are resistant to it.
However, some studies have shown that it may cause cancer in humans if consumed over long periods of time.
2) Rotenone: This organic insecticide is a very effective roach killer.
It has been used in different cultures for centuries to catch fish and kill various insects. It is also a very safe and non-toxic product that is rarely fatal if consumed by humans or pets.
The only drawback of this product is that it can take up to 24 hours to start showing results.
3) Pyrethrin: This is another common active ingredient that is used in organic pesticides.
It comes from a chrysanthemum flower and kills insects by attacking the nervous system. It is very safe for humans but does not work on roaches and other tough insect pests.
4) Soap: This is probably the most common organic pesticide.
It’s very cheap and effective against aphids, caterpillars, and other soft bodied insects. It can be made at home or bought from the store already mixed.
5) Neem Oil: This oil is extracted from the seeds of the neem tree that is native to southeast Asia.
It is a very safe insecticide but it can take several days to work.
6) Pyrethin: This is a common active ingredient in some organic insecticides.
It is extracted from chrysanthemum flowers and has the same effect as pyrethrin. The only difference is that it is more toxic to humans and other mammals.
Organic Fungicide For Vegetable Garden
There are a wide range of organic fungicides available on the market today. These include:
1) Copper Fungicide: This is one of the most common and popular organic fungicides.
It is a natural mineral that has been used to keep crops growing for centuries. It is very effective against most types of fungus and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The only problem with copper fungicide is that it can be toxic if overused.
2) Sulfur: This is another popular organic fungicide that has been in use for over 2,000 years.
It is cheap and non-toxic but it can take up to 2 weeks to start showing results.
3) Bordeaux Mixture: A mixture of water, zeolite, copper sulfate and lime, this organic fungicide is very safe for humans and pets but doesn’t work immediately.
It can take 2-3 weeks to see the effects.
4) Horticultural Oil: A cheap but effective insecticide that can be used as a fungicide as well.
The active ingredient is refined vegetable oil but it can take up to a week to see results. Like other organic fungicides, it is also toxic if overused.
5) Lime-Sulfur Mixture: This is a very common organic fungicide that is created by mixing water and sulfur with lime.
It is non-toxic to humans and pets but can take up to a week to see results.
Organic Pesticide For Lawn
There are several popular organic pesticides and fungicides for the lawn. These include:
1) Strychnine: This is a neurotoxin that can be used as both an insecticide and a fungicide.
The active ingredient is obtained from the seeds of the nux vomica tree found in Indonesia and Malaysia. It works by attacking the nervous system of the target but can also be poisonous if ingested by humans and pets.
2) Rotenone: This is another popular organic pesticide that can be used as a fungicide and insecticide.
The active ingredient is a tasteless powder found in the roots of several different types of plants including the “jungle turnip”. It works by attacking the respiratory system of the target.
These are some of the most popular organic herbicides and include:
1) Salt: This is one of the oldest organic pesticides.
It is non-selective and will kill all plant life it comes into contact with.
2) Soap Spray: This is made by dissolving pieces of crude soap in water.
It works as a selective herbicide and will only kill certain types of plants.
3) Vinegar: This is made from a mixture of water and acetic acid.
It works by damaging the plant’s cell membrane and can kill most types of plants.
4) Acetic Acid: Also called Ethanoic Acid, this organic herbicide is found in common household vinegar.
It works by attacking the plant’s cell membrane and is one of the most popular organic herbicides.
5) Ammonia: This is one of the mildest organic herbicides.
It can be found in many homes as a cleaning product and is also used for other purposes such as making synthetic steroids.
6) Saltpetre: Also called Potassium Nitrate, this organic herbicide is one of the oldest pesticides known to mankind.
The active ingredient is usually used as food for animals and can be found in some pet shops. It works by blocking the blood flow to the plant’s root system.
It is non-selective and will kill most types of plants.
This article only scrapes the surface of organic pest control. For a more in-depth discussion on the topic you can download my free E-Book “Organic Pest Control Exposed” at:
One more thing I wanted to mention is that your local government may have rules about the use and application of certain pesticides. Please check before purchasing or applying any chemicals.
Good luck and as always be careful.
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