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Use Neem Oil for Insect Pest Control – It’ll Beat the Bugs

Use Neem Oil for Insect Pest Control – It’ll Beat the Bugs

Follow @katzenstein1   The Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), is native to India and over millennia its oil has acquired a multitude of uses. Neem oil is claimed to be: a natural insect repellent,  a safe pesticide, a fertiliser,  a skin care ingredient,  a contraceptive,  and a medicine with hundreds of different uses. In recent times it has become increasingly popular in Western countries. Among its many users are organic gardeners, who use neem oil for insect pest control. How Neem Oil Works for Insect Pest…

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Natural Pest Control: How to Work With Nature in the Garden

Natural Pest Control: How to Work With Nature in the Garden

Follow @katzenstein1 Organic gardeners don’t garden alone: we have a host of helpers. Some of these are the insects and other organisms that live off our garden insect pests. We refer to this as biological control or, more simply, natural pest control. “Biological control is the beneficial action of parasites, pathogens, and predators in managing pests and their damage. Biocontrol provided by these living organisms, collectively called ‘natural enemies,’ is especially important for reducing the numbers of pest insects and mites”.(1)…

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