Essential Oils For Pest Control and Gardening

One of the ways you can use essential oils is for pest control around the home.  Just put about 15 drops into a 16 ounce spray bottle and then fill it with water. Ants – Peppermint oil, Spearmint Aphids: Cedar wood, peppermint, spearmint Beetles – Peppermint Fleas – Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lavender Flies – Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus […]

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Finding Tomato Hornworms In the Dark

The Tomato Hornworm feeds on more than just tomato plants.  They are also attracted to Potatoes, Eggplants and Peppers.  They are hard to find during the day because their green color blends with the leaves the plants.  If you find dark green dropping on leaves then you might find the worms underneath them. If you […]

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Organic Pest Control Tips

Below are some organic ways you can keep pests away from your garden. Neem Oil – This can be diluted in water and sprayed on plants infested with aphids.  It can also repel cabbage worms, beetles, and caterpillars.  It can also help with the spread of many types of fungus.  Please keep in mind that […]

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Organic Pest Control Spray

Here is a recipe for an organic pest control spray from The Prairie Homestead. 1 medium onion. 4 cloves garlic. 2 cups mint leaves OR 20 drops peppermint essential oil. 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper. 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (or biodegradable liquid dish soap) Water. Click here for the full article.  For more options, click here […]

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Planting for Pest Control

A vegetable garden can attract all types of bugs including aphids, beetles, and worms.  Adding other types of plants can help deter pest and even attract bugs that will help keep down the pest population. Below is a list of just a few plants that you can grow around your vegetable garden to keep pests […]

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