6 Ways To Rid Pests Naturally In Your Garden

It can be very frustrating to see an invasion of pests ruin all the hard work you have devoted to your garden. However, there are preventative measures you can adopt that are totally natural. So, before you head out to buy a pesticide consider these options that have been proven by seasoned gardeners.

Clearly, natural pest control is better for yourself and the environment. And, it can be quite a cheap way of maintaining your garden free from unwanted pests.

Here are our suggestions to treat garden pests naturally.

Natural Garlic and Chilli Insect Garden Protection
This is a great classic that every gardener should have in their toolbox. Small sucking insects like aphids and caterpillars can be controlled with a garlic/chilli-based spray.
Combine one tablespoon of vegetable oil, crushed garlic, and a tiny amount of dishwashing liquid or soap flakes (if you don’t have fresh), with one tablespoon of vegetable oil and a small amount of dishwashing liquid or soap flakes.

Allow to soak in a jar overnight, then filter and spray on plants. Keep away from children and avoid contact with your skin and eyes.
Use within two weeks of preparation.

Repelling Slugs Naturally
Spray sections of the garden where you’ve observed slugs and snails with a mixture of one part real espresso and ten parts water.
Because the caffeine will absorb into their skin and kill them, consider repelling them using copper barrier tape or pulling the slugs off by hand if you prefer a cruelty-free option. The finest time is after dark, with torchlight.
Slugs can also be killed with alcohol.

Getting Rid of Mildew and Black Spot Naturally
Humidity, insufficient spacing between plants, and excessive rain can all contribute to fungus problems in your vegetable garden or roses. Mix one part milk, full-cream organic is preferable, with ten parts water to make your own natural fungicide spray.
Alternatively, combine one tablespoon of bicarbonate soda, one tablespoon of vegetable oil, two drops of dishwashing liquid, and 4.5 litres of water in a mixing bowl.
As a preventative or cure, thoroughly spray plants.

Natural Deterrents for Possums
If possums are devouring your plants, make a cup of Lapsang Souchong tea and sprinkle it on them; possums despise it.
They also dislike the smell of camphor blocks or mothballs, so have some on hand. Cover your fruit trees with netting if possums or birds are feeding on them.

Introduce Plants That Attract Garden Pests Predators
The easiest technique to get rid of aphids is to welcome their natural predators into the garden.
Ladybirds, praying mantis, hoverflies, and lacewings will happily feast on your aphids if you plant mint, fennel, dill, yarrow, sunflowers, and dandelion.

Natural Mosquito Repellent Whilst Gardening
We have talked about repellents for your garden but don’t forget to protect yourself whilst out in the garden. Mosquitoes are, without a doubt, the most aggravating of all horticultural pests. They don’t hurt your plants, but they do make gardening and outdoor entertainment more difficult. A natural mosquito repellant is eucalyptus oil. Apply some before going into the garden, or buy a eucalyptus-based repellent at the shop.

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