Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Beaufort, SC

There are natural alternatives available to kill weeds and battle the pests and diseases that can plague your lawn. Many commercial pest control companies are now offering eco-friendly products and services and there are recipes available online for natural pest sprays that you can make at home. Garlic, beer and cayenne pepper are time-tested components of home based non-toxic remedies for controlling pests in your garden. Slugs and snails are attracted to saucers of beer placed strategically throughout the garden and will follow the scent and then drown.

Many insects on the prowl actually work in your garden's favor. Ladybugs, beetles, wasps, and spiders all enjoy a diet of those insects that eat your plants. Cultivate flowers and herbs on the borders of a vegetable garden to help attract some of these valuable bugs. Encouragement of these beneficial predators is an effective eco-friendly way to combat infestations by destructive species.

Many plants and flowers have odors or tastes that repel insect pests, deer and other animals that would decimate your gardens. Plant these on the perimeter of your plots to protect the more vulnerable species in the center. Marigolds, for example, are bitter - so they make a great colorful border!

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