Garden pest control can be tricky! If you’ve got a garden, chances are, you’ve got a few garden pests! It’s just a part of the process! Using pesticides in your garden can be scary, so why not go the natural method instead? Here are 14 all natural ways to get rid of the most common garden pests! Read on for all things pest control!
1. Dust the tops of your plants with plain talcum powder. It’s been now to deter rabbits!
2. Rabbits love to smell! Keep them away from your plants by spreading a ring of red pepper powder along the perimeter of your garden.
3. Put shavings of Irish Spring Soap into tiny pouches made from panty hose. Place the bags around your garden.
4. Rabbits dislike the smell of onions! Plant onions around the perimeter of your garden to deter these furry pests!
5. Slugs hate crawling over sawdust, gravel, or coarse dirt! The “scratchy” texture is uncomfortable for them. Make a border around your plants to keep them away!
6. Mist your plants with a light spray of vinegar to remove snail slime, and deter slugs from returning.
7. Sprinkle salt around your affected plants! Salt dries out and kills the slug,
8. Sprinkle Epsom Salt on your soil to help keep slugs away while providing your plants with a dose of magnesium.
9. Get rid of aphids with a hot pepper or a garlic spray.
10. Dealing with a Colorado Potato Beetle? To control, spray the area with neem oil, and add a layer of top soil or mulch around your plants!
11. Beat the flea beetle by adding floating row covers, or spraying the plants down with garlic.
12. Fine Gardening has an excellent recipe that will get rid of Japanese beetles in no time! Head on over to their website for the full recipe and tutorial.
Dealing With Deer?
13. Dangle strips of mylar from your tree branches to alarm deer and prevent them from entering your yard.
14. If all else fails, make a deer repellent! Home Guides has a great one that uses rotten eggs as a base to deter deer. Love this garden pest control tips and tricks!