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Keep Pests Away This Summer (Organically)

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Every garden is at risk of having bugs and pests invade it. Unfortunately, it’s all part of the gardening process. That doesn’t mean you just let them wander through your garden and wreak havoc on your plants.

Gardeners have access to many chemicals and pesticides that help reduce or eliminate pests from the garden. However, if you’re looking for an organic solution, there also are solutions you can use. Depending on the type of pest you have in your garden, that will help determine which organic method you use to get rid of them.

If you’re looking for an organic solution to rid your garden of any pests, we have six solutions that may help.

Add Barriers

Certain bugs invade the roots of your plants. One way to prevent them from attacking below the surface is to add a barrier around the plant. For example, if you have carrots in the ground, plant them in toilet paper rolls. That can help prevent bugs like cutworms from getting at the roots of the carrots.

Plant Repellents

Some plants work well as repellents against certain pests. Add peppermint or spearmint plants are a natural way to deter bugs like ants from making your garden their home. Take a look at some of the options for natural plant repellents to add to your garden.

Attract Good Bugs

Believe it or not, there actually are good bugs to have in your garden. Ladybugs, for example, not only are cute bugs, but they also help keep aphids and mites out of your garden. Spend some time going through the different insects that work as pest control in your garden.

For the Home

We often worry about the pests that go into your garden. However, what about the pests that can make their way into your home? Many insects can put the health of your family at jeopardy if you do not treat the problem. Not only that, but they give the sense that your home is dirty.

An organic way to rid your house of pests is to use boric acid powder. The fine powder is poisonous to bugs. When they walk through the powder, it sticks to their legs, and the insects carry the powder back to their colony.

Fleas From Your Pets

Sometimes, your beloved pets can bring around unwanted pests. Quite often, your dog or cat can bring fleas into your house and throughout your yard. These annoying little bugs can make your pet very itchy.

A natural way to get rid of fleas is to boil lemons and let the mixture sit overnight. The following day, put the citrus repellent in a spray bottle and spray down your bet.

Cayenne Pepper

Take a look at your spice cabinet and pull out the cayenne pepper. The spice works great to deter ants from your garden. If you have a dog that likes to dig up plants, it can help stop them from digging. Also, cayenne pepper can deter a cat from turning your beautiful garden into its litterbox.

Simply sprinkler cayenne pepper onto the soil. Whenever you water your plants, you’ll have to add more of the spice as the water will wash it away.

Use some of these natural and organic ways to keep your garden (and house) free of pests.

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