Don’t you love to see beautiful plants blossoming gloriously in your garden? As a passionate gardener, you surely do. The scenario of tiny nasty pests overrunning your carefully tended plants is something you may dread. Although calling Dubai pest control is a great solution for such a problem, but there are some old natural yet quite effective methods that can be used for pest control. Few of them are discussed below. Visit www.cosmospestcontrol.com. Take a look.
- Milk or bi-carb soda act as a natural fungicide
Fungal problem is one of the very obvious problems seen in a vegetable garden and also in flower beds. The main cause of such an issue is humidity or moisture in the climate, and excessive rains. Fungus can also be caused if your plants are not sufficiently spaced. Instead of a chemical fungicide, you can make your own spray very simply by mixing milk with water in the ratio of one part milk to ten parts water. You can also mix one tablespoon of bicarbonate soda with one tablespoon of vegetable oil, two drops of dishwashing liquid in 4 liters of water. You can use either of these solutions as a spray to get rid of fungal infections in your plants.
- Garlic and chilli spray ward off insects
This natural spray has been used by garden since long and is still a part of every gardener’s arsenal. Small sucking insects like aphids and caterpillars can be effectively kept away from your plants by using a garlic and chilli spray. Mix crushed garlic and fresh chilli powder in equal amounts with a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a little amount of dishwasher liquid. Leave it to soak overnight in a container. Strain it the next day and combine it with water to spray it on the plants. Keep the solution out of reach of children and you also carefully avoid contact with eyes and skin.
- Keep away snails and slugs with coffee
Snails and slugs are very common in all gardens and often cause more damage than most of the other invaders in the garden. The best natural way to ward them off your garden is by giving them a coffee retreat. Yes, the caffeine of the coffee spray gets absorbed in their skin and kills them. In order to make an effective coffee spray mix espresso coffee with water in the ratio of one part coffee to ten arts water. Spray this solution in different areas of the garden where these filthy and slimy invaders are seen very often.
- Keep away aphids by planting smart
Aphids can be kept away from your garden by planting smart. You should plant mint, fennel, dill, yarrow, sunflowers and dandelions, all of which attract ladybirds, praying mantis, hoverflies and lacewings. These predators feed on aphids and so will keep them away from your garden.
These efficient and natural methods are good for the environment as well your health and some of them are also used by some of the Dubai pest control companies.