I recently discovered that I have an infestation of small black spiders in the backyard near the...
raised vegetable bed. I am trying to grow the garden organically so I don't want to use a commercial pesticide if I don't have to. I was wondering if anybody knew of a simple way to get rid of the spiders. The grass has been getting a little bit long so I was wondering if cutting it would help. I was also wondering if there's possibly an organic pesticide that I could make at home that would help. I've heard of making pesticide of dish soap and I wonder if it will work on something like spiders.
Thanks for your help,
I am not 100% positive but it's easy to kill alot of bugs by using oils. Spraying them with oil actually suffocates them. Another home remedy I know that will keep away alot of bugs is garlic. You can try them.
Suiiki - One way to get rid of little bugs is to get some bigger bugs after them. I'd bet a penny, though, that those little spiders are really not spiders, for spiders (unless they are big ones already) usually do not hang around gardens unless they are there to gobble up other bugs, the kinds that want to eat your garden plants. My own advice would be to leave the little "spiders" alone unless you catch them in the act of eating your sprouts and tomatoes.
that sounds ineteresting.............you should be more concern abt it
Oils will normally have an adverse effect on your plants and can alter the taste of fruits and veggies. Kerosene should not be used. It can be harmful to the plants, beneficial insects, such as lady bugs and possibly contaminate ground water. Try making a solution of lemon, orange or any citrus juice and water(more juice than water) and a little bit of dish soap(for retention). Put into a spray bottle and spray plants
Brew up a pot of chili powder tea. Once the mixture has cooled, it can be used in a spray bottle. Spray the infected spots. I am unsure of the reasoning, but chili powder discourages a lot of pests! Its a good organic option
Since you try to grow organically i suggest you to try this. If you a smoker great, if you do not smoke buy some cheapest pack of cigarette, usually cheapest cigarettes has high amount of Nicotine, unpack them and take out the tobacco from them. Mix it with a one glass of water and shake it a little, then spray the infected plant. This will work for many types of incests and fungi. Nicotine within tobacco is powerful pesticide. You should apply this solution early in the morning, or in the evening hours, when weather is not too hot. Nicotine is not stable at high temperature it will break apart and will not have desired effect.
Purchase some diatomaceous earth at your local organic garden store. It is a fine white powder, and will kill anything that crawls over it. Made of fossilized sea shells, it acts like a field of razor blades, and is completely organic. It is best applied after watering as water washes it away. A side benefit is that it actually aerates your soil as well.You do want to wear a dust mask when applying it however.....not good to breath.
another great method as a preventative is to make garlic tea. Chop a whole clove of garlic. Place the garlic in a pot of water, and bring to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat and let cool. When room temperature, strain into a squirt bottle. You now have an amazingly powerful insecticide and repellent. It works for pests of all types.
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