Pest Control

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I. Importance of natural method of pest control

The problem with broad range conventional pesticides is that they not only kill the bad bugs, but they rub out the good bugs, too. A garden without natural predators means a world of insects gone wild. There's nothing left to keep pest levels in check. In fact, chemicals can mean double trouble because although you wipe out the first wave of pests, the second wave which is not the usual pest, but another insect moving into the area can cause even greater losses than the insects you were trying to get rid of in the first place. Another reason to go natural and use beneficials, is that a greater number of insects are now showing resistance to chemical pesticides. For
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Garlic: Mix four quarts water, two tablespoons garlic juice do not use garlic powder, it will burn plants, 32 grams of diatomaceous earth and one teaspoon or rubbing alcohol.
Effects: spray garlic pesticide on sweet potatoes to repel rabbits
Ground Coffee: Leftover coffee grounds make great ingredients to compost. They work as natural pesticides and literally "perk up" ailing plants. Place the grounds into the soil surrounding your plants. The acidity of the coffee is what keeps invaders at bay.
Vegetable oil: If mildew, mold or fungus is a problem, heres a solution you can spray right on the plant that makes a big difference in a very short time. Combine a gallon of water, a tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Put into a spray bottle and mist plants from top to bottom even in places where there are no signs of a problem.
Dish Washing Liquid: If a fungus has invaded your plants, mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid and water and wipe it down. You'll be surprised how quickly this will rejuvenate sickly looking plants!
Egg: To get rid of snails and slugs in your garden, add crushed eggshells to your soil. To them, its walking on glass, so snails and slugs will tend to avoid the area entirely. If slugs are a continuing problem, a few pinches of salt will make quick work of them.

C. Physical Method
Time consuming but very natural, this method consists of many things you can physically do to control bugs and other pests. Picking grubs

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