Natural Pest Control

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Natural pest control can work wonders on your organic garden - as long as you understand how to utilize it. Learn more in this free educational video series. View Video Transcript

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Hello, this is Steve for Expert Village and today we're going to be talking about natural pest control for organic gardening. There are several different pest controls and different organic remedies on the market today. One of the most common are the pyrethrum sprays which are derived from the chrysanthemum flower. That one will pretty much kill most pests that you'll have out there. Another would be an insecticidal soap. This uses fatty acids to dry and dessicate the insects and kill them that way. There are also several different kinds of enzymes that react with the insects and keep them from molting or reproducing. Along with that you've got neem oil which is from the neem tree. It is an immunogen which prevents the insects from molting. They can't really grow into their next shell so they end up dying. Then you've got different combinations like the potassium with the neem which is both the soap and the neem oil so it kills some of them and keeps some of them from growing so they die all the same. Another thing on the market right now is the spinocide and it is pretty effective for all kinds of things. Fleas, ticks, fire ants, mosquitoes, caterpillars, you can find it just about anywhere and it's very good, spinocide. Lastly you've got bacterial inoculants, which are like bicillia inoculants used for molds, mildews and different fungi.