Simply and Inexpensive Organic Pest Remedies for the Garden

I don’t know about you, but with this hot and cold weather my garden has been suffering. Here are some simple pest remedies using everyday household items:

 Soap Solution Pests: Aphids, spider mites and whiteflies

2 tablespoons soap flakes

2 liter warm water

Dissolve soap flakes in water and apply directly to

infested areas every 5-7 days. Note: Too much soap can cause burning on plants.


Sowbug (Pillbugs) Traps

1 small plastic container with lid

2 tablespoons cornmeal

Cut a small hole at the base of the container, large enough and close enough to the bottom to allow sowbugs to climb in. Place cornmeal in container. Place container into area infested with sowbugs. After feeding on the cornmeal, the bugs leave to find water and generally do not return. (Replace cornmeal frequently).

Fungicide for Mildew & Black Spots

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 liter water

1 teaspoon soap flakes

Dissolve baking soda in 1 liter of warm water. Add soap flakes to help solution cling to leaves. Remove infected leaves from plant, then spray top and bottom of remaining leaf surfaces to control spread of the disease.

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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