Posts tagged with: natural pest control

Tip #248: Trap Crops

A trap crop is a method of pest control where an attractive host plant is grown/planted to lure insects away from the main/desired crop. Examples include blue hubbard and squash, and nasturtiums and brassicas.

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Tip #211: Attracting Bats To Your Garden

Bats are an often overlooked part of a healthy and robust garden ecosystem. Here’s how you can bring them to eat moths, mosquitoes and other insects.

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Tip #209: Bt (Bacillus Thuringiensis)

Bacillus thuringiensis is a natural bacteria that can be used in organic agriculture to control caterpillars, mosquito larvae.

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Tip #192: Hormworms

Hornworms are caterpillars (both the tomato and tobacco hornworm) and are one of the biggest and scariest caterpillars with a giant horn on their rear end to scare away potential predators.

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Tip #191: Spiders

There are 29 species that live in Ontario and despite many people’s fear and apprehension, spiders are an overall great beneficial insect to have in your garden

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Tip #173: Aphids

Aphids are small, soft bodied, pear-shaped insects. They range of size from 1 to 10 millimeters and colours including black, red, green, yellow, and colourless.

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Tip #171: Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers can be a real menace to the garden. As herbivores, they eat green leaves like grasses and weeds, but also your treasured garden plants.

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Tip #149: Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth can be used against a wide range of insects including bed bugs, spiders, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, and ticks. It uses its microscopic sharp edges to puncture the skin of insects.

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Lifestyle Videos: Natural Pest Control Part 1

We’ve partnered with our friends at Lifestyle Videos to put together this video on natural pest control.

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Seedy Weekend at Evergreen Brickworks Recap

Read about our experience at the 2014 Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday event at the Evergreen Brickworks and download our handout on natural pest control.

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