Natural Pest Control
Natural Pest Control

At Young Urban Farmers, we believe in using natural, certified organic products when it comes to pest control. We don’t use synthetic pesticides or herbicides when dealing with different pest issues and encourage healthy soil building as a general preventative measure and best practice when it comes to gardening.

There are a wide range of potential pests that can affect your plants, and as a result there are a variety of approaches and products we can use. We’ve outlined some of the products we use to help us and the exact approach will vary based on your unique situation.

Insecticidal soap is a great general purpose spray. We use it to control aphids, spider mites, powdery mildew, Japanese beetles, whitefly, mealybugs, soft brown scale, psyllids, rose slugs, pear slugs, and earwigs.

Insecticidal soap utilizes the power of potassium salts of fatty acids which weaken the insect’s waxy protective outer shell.

Yellow sticky paper is used indoors and in greenhouses to minimize a variety of flying insects including fruit flies, aphids, whiteflies, thrips, leafhoppers, leafminers, and moths. Sticky traps are non-toxic, non-poisonous, and easy to setup.

Protect your vegetable garden from squirrels, raccoons, birds, and other hungry animals. The ScareCrow® motion-activated sprinkler has a sensor to automatically detect heat/motion and scares unwanted animals away with a short and startling burst of water. Animals learn to avoid your garden area because of the sudden noise, movement, and spray of the ScareCrow Sprinkler.

Floating row cover is a great way to protect your plants from insects damage while also providing some extra frost protection in the fall and early spring. Made of light, woven material, row covers allow air, water, and up to 85% of ambient light to pass through.

We use this to protect many of our direct seeded beds as well as brassica crops.

If you have fruit trees in your garden, a dormant spray kit will work wonders to help to improve the health of your tree, improve the fruit quality and yields, and reduce the amount of insects that like to feed on your fruit. This product is also suitable for roses, shrubs, and ornamentals that are more susceptible to pests and insects.

Each box contains 500ml horticultural oil concentrate and 1 liter of lime sulphur concentrate to spray up to four fruit trees. The horticultural oil in combination with the lime sulphur delivers a two-part remedy to both overwintering insects as well as fungal diseases lingering in or on the tree. including insects, eggs, oystershell scale, San Jose scale, rose scale, black scale, and overwintering fungus disease