When you apply chemical pesticides to plants it may be toxic to the plant and you. However, using natural pesticides to get rid of unwanted bugs can be time consuming and not every natural remedy works for every garden.

If you want to control pests without either form of pesticide you will have to physically pick the bugs off the plant several times a day. Can you imagine? Plus, some of these plant-eaters feed at night. This means you would have to monitor your garden around the clock! No way. So, you have to decide if you want to use natural organic pest remedies or chemical pesticides.

Chemical pesticide companies claim their products are safe for use on food when used correctly. However, the real question is whether or not there are long-term effects. What do these chemicals do to the soil or the areas around the garden where runoff occurs? Does the chemical affect pets or children? Does it affect your water supply?

Chemical free natural organic gardening takes more time and effort but the natural remedies are less expensive. Most ingredients are available in your kitchen or in your house already.

Vinegar

For example, vinegar is a natural pesticide for bug control. It also works as a weed and grass killing herbicide. Vinegar kills bugs but it could kill your plant too. So, use caution.

Garlic

Most people never think of using garlic for anything other than as a food seasoning. However, it is also an awesome natural garden pesticide. There are a multitude of uses like as a pesticide. When garlic gets used as a natural and organic pesticide you don’t have to worry about putting toxins in your family and pets. Plus, you don’t have to worry about harming the environment, either. It is also easy and inexpensive to make.

Garlic is actually an Allium a bulb-type plant that smells like onion. It is a solid organic garden pesticide and can be prepared a few different ways. Here is the most common solution:

Chop around 3 ounces of garlic and soak it in mineral oil for a day. After that, add one teaspoon of fish emulsion. FYI: fish emulsion is great for plants. Mix this with 1 pint of water then add it to the garlic mix. Stir it up and strain it. Remix the liquid solution 1 part to 20 parts water. Congratulations! You have made your own natural garlic pesticide.

Now that you have made the garlic pesticide, spray your plants at least once a week. If your garden is infested with bugs make sure to spray more than once a week. Garlic insect killer is useful against ants, caterpillars, diamondback moth, army worms, Colorado beetle, whitefly, wireworm, false codling moth, mites, moles, peach borers, mice, and termites as well as fungi and bacteria.

Insecticide soaps kill and deter pests also. However, these soaps can kill a plant if sprayed on in the full sunlight. It could burn leaves. These soaps are supposed to be sprayed directly on bugs anyway.

Garlic is another natural deterrent. Some insects find food based on smell. Garlic’s pungent odor keeps them away. There is further more natural ways to control pest at home there are many benefits of DIY Pest control but also Limitations of DIY Pest Control.

Yes, natural methods of pest control Melbourne take more time but chemical free gardens are better for everyone.

Author's Bio: 

Adler Conway is an expert Blogger and writer. He is interested in writing blogs on Pest Control Services, Cleaning services, cleaning tips.