Dealing With Pest Control Issues
For homeowners, it is important to know what to do to make your garden beautiful pest free. As your garden plants grow and temperatures rise, it is normal for ants to appear as the environment is more conducive to it. It is not that ants are not essential to your garden but when they appear in thousands of colonies, they become a real plague to our cultures.
Did you know that sulfur compounds and the strong smell of garlic seem to be very annoying to ants? Well, one of the solutions to stop this pest in your garden is to combine two ingredients: water and garlic.
To do this you should do the following using this recipe. Grind several cloves of garlic and place them in a pan of water, letting the solution stand for a minimum of 24 hours. After the above period, bring this solution to low heat to potentiate its action for a period of 15 minutes.
Put the solution made later in a spray and spray in the places most attacked by the ants. Using the right, natural, organic, inexpensive products that bring the best resolution to the problem is essential.
Use biodegradable detergent to kill ants. Use a 200ml beaker and spread out to 100ml of water and 100ml of detergent. The solution created through these ingredients can be an effective solution to help in this pest of vegetable gardens.
Place the contents of the elaborate solution in a spray bottle and apply to the most affected places. You can also choose to mix the detergent with vinegar to combat this pest. The quantities to use of these ingredients are as follows: ½ glass of water, 2 spoons of biodegradable detergent, 2 spoons of vinegar. Also use a spray bottle to apply this pest control solution.
Water and detergent can be a good alternative to fight ants in the garden. Use coffee grounds to keep ants away. Using used (non-soluble) coffee grounds in addition to enriching the soil helps to ward off ants. To maximize the effect of coffee grounds on ants, spread it over your garden.
This operation will confuse the worker ants as it disturbs their sense of smell, eventually getting lost and starving. Spread a little dust on the anthills and your home. This should be enough to confuse the worker ants as it disturbs their sense of smell. Thus the ants will be lost and starve.
Insist and be patient when using coffee. The effects may take a few months to emerge. Reapply the powder at least once a year to enhance the coffee smell and accelerate the effects. Plant herbs throughout your garden as a pest control option.
Did you know that some herbs have ant repellent effect?
Farmers have always lived with aromatic plants, interspersing them in their plantations. Thus, they aim to create plant associations that protect crops in a natural and biological pest control method.
Increasing biodiversity seems to be a good way forward. This is a way of naturally repelling unwanted insects or pests. Having a biological garden requires care and dedication. A good way to keep it natural, without using chemicals such as pesticides, is to plant nearby (or inside) Herbs to repel insects (in this case ants).
Use orange peels to keep ants away
Did you know that orange peels have a natural substance (D-limonene) that is also used as a component in organic insecticides?
When the orange peel begins to decompose it releases an essential oil that becomes lethal to the ants and eventually reduces the colonies of this pest.
The scent of orange and lemon peels scares the ants temporarily. However, they should be changed every week as they lose their freshness and pest-fighting benefits. The bark can be scattered around the corners of your garden.
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