How to overcome the limitations of natural insecticides

Using natural insecticides as a means to control insect infestations will take a little more diligence and persistence then it would using their synthetic counterparts. Natural insecticides are not a quick fix but in the long run the extra work benefits everybody.

There are few things to keep in m…

How can you start to use natural insecticides

Making the decision to switch from synthetic insecticides to natural insecticides may seem a bit overwhelming at first. You don’t have to do everything at one time necessarily; it can be a gradual change.

We’re so accustomed to simply grab the nearest can of spray or that bag of synthetic insect…

Are natural insecticides safe around pets

This is a common concern amongst eco-conscious pet owners. The majority of natural insecticides are safe for use around household pets. There are a few exceptions however and need to be kept in mind when you use certain natural insecticides around your home and in your yard.

One of the reasons peo…

Essential oils that are natural insecticides

Essential oils are made from plants and are normally derived from flowers and leaves, roots and stems. They are extracted from these plants by various methods, which take all of the essential properties from within the plant. What is left is a highly concentrated form of the Chemical Properties that…

Teaching children about natural insecticides

It is never too late or too early to begin teaching your children about eco-friendly gardening. Teaching them about natural insecticides, their uses and why it is important for our environment at a young age can help foster a connection to the earth and their responsibility towards it.

A great way…

Natural insecticide recipes

The use of natural insecticides not only helps our environment but also cuts the immediate risk to our children and loved ones. Many natural insecticides can be easily and quickly make up at home.

Not only are natural insecticides less toxic in general, but also many of them are more effective tha…

Nicotine, A Natural Insecticide

For most people, when they hear nicotine, images of cigarettes and lung disease come to mind. Nicotine comes from tobacco and is very dangerous to mammals – including humans. As you may already know, people that smoke become addicted because of the nicotine in their cigarettes. Nicotine should not b…

Why aren't more commercial farmers using natural insecticides

With all the detrimental findings about the use of synthetic chemicals as insecticides it makes one wonder why more commercial farmers are not opting to use natural insecticides. The health risks to humans and the environment are well known, so why is commercial agriculture dragging its feet on maki…

Plants for your garden that are natural insecticides

It seems that the growing trend in yard and garden care is starting to turn towards the use of natural insecticides for many reasons. The health risks of traditional insecticides are well known and many commercial farmers are attempting to employ more natural insecticides whenever possible.

One of…

How To Use Natural Insceticides

It is important to understand when working with natural insecticides that there are expectations both formal and informal. When utilizing natural insecticides such as botanical, oils and minerals, there are ways to handle these insecticides. For example, when spraying be sure to: spray in the mornin…