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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby Fullmoon » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:42 am

Bugs aren't too bad in my area but in the past I have used an organic product called Safer's Soap. Mixed it with water and used a spray bottle to apply it and those bugs were gone like right now. Only had to apply it once. Several years ago I had some type of inch worms hatch out on a plum tree and they devoured all the leaves on one branch before I noticed them. Applied the Safers Soap to the remaining leaves and all the worms fell to the ground and I have not had any problems since then. The soap solution coats the critters so they can't breath.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby pelenaka » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:38 am

I plant twice as many Marigold plants as I do vegetable plants.
Also nasturtium in hanging baskets that I hang in fruit trees, and trellis in with climbing veggies. Nasturtium can also be planted along side ground vines such as pumpkin for bug control.

For me my hue issue is blight early & late. I've tried all the organic so called solutions.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby FussyOldHen » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:06 pm

The best repellent is healthy soil that produces healthy plants. Weak plants give off an odor or something that draws pests. They feed well on the plants, reproduce, and you have even more next year.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby Fullmoon » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Nasturtium works !! You can eat the flowers too.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby IceFire » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:59 pm

Nasturtium, marigold, calendula, and if you have potatoes, plant petunias with your potatoes...they will pull the potato beetles away from your potatoes. Eggplants will also draw potato beetles away from your potatoes...the beetles will focus on the eggplants (which doesn't seem to hurt the eggplants any.) I also use diatomaceous earth (DE) on my greens...it will scratch the exoskeletons of the bugs, causing them to dehydrate and die. Just be sure to use a mask when you use the DE, as you do NOT want to be inhaling it.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby charlie23 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:21 am

RVAprepper2319 wrote:Our garden is starting to have problems with bugs and pests and such and My wife doesnt want to use any chemical commercial pesticides.

Does anyone have any tips for keeping bugs off or killing them organically? I've looked through a couple stores and didnt really find much.

Thanks! :D


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Make sure you really have bed bugs, not fleas, ticks or other insects.Don't panic!
It can be difficult to eliminate bed bugs, but it’s not impossible. Don’t throw out all of your things because most of them can be treated and saved. Throwing stuff out is expensive, may spread the bed bugs to other people's homes and could cause more stress.
Think through your treatment options. Don’'t immediately reach for the spray can.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby IceFire » Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 pm

Charlie23....he doesn't have BED bugs, he has GARDEN bugs!
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby mike11 » Fri May 26, 2017 8:03 am

RVAprepper2319 wrote:Our garden is starting to have problems with bugs and pests controland such and My wife doesnt want to use any chemical commercial pesticides.

Does anyone have any tips for keeping bugs off or killing them organically? I've looked through a couple stores and didnt really find much.

Thanks! :D


Hello RVAprepper2319,
Try pest prevention first.
Remove sources of food, water and shelter.
Store food in sealed plastic or glass containers. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered trash cans. Remove garbage regularly from your home.
Fix leaky plumbing and don't let water accumulate anywhere in the home. Don't let water collect in trays under your house plants or refrigerator. Don't leave pet food and water out overnight.
Clutter provides places for pests to breed and hide and makes it hard to get rid of them. Get rid of things like stacks of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby rebnavy1862 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am

mike11 wrote:
RVAprepper2319 wrote:Our garden is starting to have problems with bugs and pests controland such and My wife doesnt want to use any chemical commercial pesticides.

Does anyone have any tips for keeping bugs off or killing them organically? I've looked through a couple stores and didnt really find much.

Thanks! :D


Hello RVAprepper2319,
Try pest prevention first.
Remove sources of food, water and shelter.
Store food in sealed plastic or glass containers. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered trash cans. Remove garbage regularly from your home.
Fix leaky plumbing and don't let water accumulate anywhere in the home. Don't let water collect in trays under your house plants or refrigerator. Don't leave pet food and water out overnight.
Clutter provides places for pests to breed and hide and makes it hard to get rid of them. Get rid of things like stacks of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard.

He was talking about his garden. I know RVA personally and I don't believe he gardens in his house. :shock:
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby SonyaCarmody » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:55 am

Organic pest repellents are always beneficial to to use as they can give a healthy extermination of all types of bugs and pests.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby flick456 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 am

Hello..
I am looking for Organic pest control service and I am too irritated by this problem, so please anyone suggest me some solutions?
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby whitebear54 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:26 am

Does anyone know how to deter or kill corn ear budworms? I've tried Need Oil--a couple of drops on the silks, as advised. I've tried growing Country Gentleman--a tight-eared variety. I've tried dusting with food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I've tried BT. I've even tried planting varieties that mature very early in hopes of getting in a crop before the ear budworms show up. So far nothing organic has worked and I'm getting tired of growing corn just to have the ears ruined by bugs.

Anyone think Spinosad or Sevin might work? Any ideas at all? I simply love sweet corn and am getting frustrated at my inability to get a crop that's worth the effort.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby pubsont1977 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:32 am

Hi!
I would suggest Garlic-Mint Insect Spray. I personally used this in my garden and found it effective. Hope you would like my suggestion.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby anita » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:58 pm

Swamp -

I had read that radishes planted around squash helped with squash beetles. I did that one year, and it did seem like I had less problem. I have wondered if wrapping copper wire (like you use for mice) or something similar around the lower part of the plant would help.

I did notice that when I plant the tiny Mexican cucumbers (that look like mini watermelons) I have no problem with them dying back like regular cukes. I assume it's because the vine is so thin that the squash beetles can't borrow in, but I don't know. Those have been longlasting and prolific for me.

I have also used a spray made out of hot peppers, and plant marigolds, nasturtiums and borage around the garden, just to help with the pests and attract pollinators.
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Re: Organic pest repellents?

Postby whitebear54 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 am

pubsont1977 wrote:Hi!
I would suggest Garlic-Mint Insect Spray. I personally used this in my garden and found it effective. Hope you would like my suggestion.
Thanks


THANKS! I'll give it a try next year.
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