Since I’m not solely an avid gardener, but additionally a lot involved in regards to the atmosphere, I am all the time in search of secure strategies to develop crops together with pest management in dwelling and backyard.Take into consideration pest management and the way it works: We spray chemical substances on crops or pests and the bugs die or cease reproducing as a result of the chemical substances are poisonous to them. Sadly, many of those merchandise are additionally poisonous to people and animals. Studying warning labels on pest management merchandise makes you surprise why anyone would wish to danger utilizing them. Publicity to the fumes of those merchandise can lead to complications, emotions of nausea and different discomfort Pesticide use also can ends in persistent sickness reminiscent of allergy symptoms, in miscarriages, sterility, most cancers and even dying.We not solely spray and fumigate in dwelling and backyard, we additionally apply bug killing toxins on our pets and expose them and ourselves non cease to a wide range of chemical substances to kill fleas, ticks and extra.Over the years, I’ve had some success with such Earth pleasant issues as vinegar, diatomaceous earth, garlic, cayenne pepper and Saver Cleaning soap in my by no means ending battle with bugs that invade dwelling and backyard. My quest additionally led me to pure important oils which repel or kill bugs, but are literally healthful to folks and their pets.
Experimentation result in the invention that if the oils are used undiluted, they repel the pests, but when the oils are combined with water, they typically turn out to be “insecticides”. In different phrases, for those who wish to repel bugs from getting into your house, you are able to do that by placing just a few drops of the suitable oil in your fingers or another applicator after which brush or spray the oil alongside the road of demarcation reminiscent of a windowsill, a door jamb, or different level of entry.To kill or disable pests, combine just a few drops of a particular oil with water in a twig bottle, shake continuously and goal on the pests. For instance, to discourage aphids and ants from roses and different crops, generously spray infested crops with the combo. Whereas the pests will go away or fall off, there isn’t any hurt accomplished to the plant itself. (Greatest not to do this in mid day when temperatures go above 100 levels F.)You possibly can hold ticks, chiggers and fleas off your self and your pets when within the outdoor through the use of the suitable oils. Both spray on uncovered areas or rub on cuffs round neck, wrists and ankles. Keep away from utilizing oils close to the eyes. Do you have to get oils within the eyes, dilute with vegetable oil – NOT with water. If an oil ought to be too robust for the person, experiencing a slight discomfort, apply a bit vegetable oil to dilute. To your pets, you’ll be able to put really useful oils across the neck, legs and alongside the again, however hold oils from across the eyes and different tender areas.If an oil ought to be too robust for the person, apply a bit vegetable oil on the realm to dilute.The next oils have been used efficiently within the elimination of pests from dwelling and backyard:ANTS: Peppermint, SpearmintAPHIDS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, Peppermint, Spearmint
BEETLES: Peppermint, ThymeCATERPILLARS: Spearmint, PeppermintCHIGGERS: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage, ThymeCUTWORM: Thyme, SageFLEAS: Peppermint, Lemongrass, Spearmint, LavenderFLIES: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, SageGNATS: Patchouli, SpearmintLICE: Cedarwood, Peppermint, SpearmintMOSQUITOES: Lavender, LemongrassMOTHS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, Lavender, Peppermint, SpearmintPLANT LICE : Peppermint, SpearmintSLUGS: Cedarwood, Hyssop, PineSNAILS: Cedarwood: Pine, PatchouliSPIDERS: Peppermint, SpearmintTICKS: Lavender, Lemongrass, Sage, ThymeWEEVILS: Cedarwood, Patchouli, SandalwoodI like so as to add these cautions about important oils: Not all important oils available on the market are secure. Many are diluted with dangerous chemical substances. Many important oils are ineffective because of the approach they’re processed. Please just be sure you use secure, pure, correctly distilled oils.Copyright (c) 2007 Elisabeth Mcgill