What are some good natural or organic pesticides?

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    There are actually a lot of options for natural or organic pesticides.

    1) Diatomaceous Earth – Diatomaceous earth is a special abrasive powder made from the fossilized remains of tiny sea creatures named “diatoms.” The rough fossilized diatoms will crush and rip open the exoskeletons of insects as they walk through it. This will cause the bugs to dehydrate and die within 48 hours

    2) Garlic Based Pesticides and Fungicides – Surprisingly, despite its delicious nature, garlic is a natural pesticide and pest-repellant. It also is effective against many types of fungus. Besides vampires, garlic is good at repelling some animal pests too!

    3)Neem Insecticidal spray – Neem is a type of plant from India that is naturally good at repelling insects, and is especially effective when combined with soapy water. It can safely be used all over your yard and garden to protect your plants.

    There are also some orange-based and lemon-based insecticide sprays that can effectively and safely protect your yard and garden from the deadly insect hordes.

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    As with most things, even natural and organic pesticides have pros and cons. The biggest con seems to be that the pesticides can burn or stress the plants, or go so far as to hurt honey bees, butterflies, or mammals that could be living in the habitat. It is for this reason that prevention of pests through methods such as crop rotation, the minimalization of pest habitat, and the building of healthy, organic soil is promoted aside from simply using pesticides to keep pests away.

    One of the safest pesticides appears to be Insecticidal soap, which is sodium or potassium salts combined with fatty acids. A good mixture of prevention and cure would probably be the best way to combat pests.

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