Thread: Natural organic pest control
Natural organic pest control
Natural, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the best -- and safest -- approach to pest control. IPM employs a step-by-step approach to controlling invaders that focuses on safe practices and acceptable pest levels. It involves encouraging a diverse ecosystem that includes healthy, microbial-rich soil, condition-specific plants, and beneficial insects to create an environment that discourage invaders. Careful monitoring of your lawn and garden is part of the process, helping you spot pests before they cause problems. How to proceed?
• First, use traps and lures to identify the presence of pests, and to help control them.
• If garden pests are present, use the least-toxic method -- Barriers & Repellents, Beneficial Insects, Biological Pesticides, Soaps and Oils -- to prevent them from doing damage.
• Use more potent, short-lived Botanical or Natural Insecticides only if necessary.
Using toxic chemical pesticides upsets your garden's natural balance, harming beneficial insects as well as pests. All of our products are safe for you, your family and the environment. And they're effective. Not sure what's eating your garden? Click on our Pest Problem Solver for insect descriptions and a list of controls.