Saturday, 29 September 2007

Natural Insecticides Are A Better Alternative

by Steve K

When you hear everyone talking about organic this is when foods are grown with out chemicals like pesticides or any type of insecticides. You can learn to protect your garden from destructive insects and maintain healthy soil and healthy plants without the use of chemical insecticides and fertilizers. Organic fruit and vegetables are grown free of pesticides, insecticides and fungicides, sure they may not taste any better than the supermarket variety, but more importantly they do not contain pesticide residues.

During their lifetime in the soil, plants are heavily sprayed with a number of insecticides, pesticides and fungicides. Most of these pesticides are hormone disrupters, neurotoxins; some may be carcinogenic, while others may cause genetic mutations. There are five basic types of treatment for pests: chemical insecticides, biological insecticides, botanical insecticides, insecticide soaps and predatory insects (remember- some are your friend!). Biological pest control includes insecticides that are derived from plants or other naturally occurring substances such as microorganisms.

However, if you live in an area where lawns are watered with municipal water (chlorinated) or are treated with inorganic fertilizers, or sprayed with pesticides and insecticides it is not a good idea to let your dogs eat the grass. They will often lick their pads to stop the burning, which can lead to diarrhea. Pesticides or insecticides are similar to cleaning agents in that when dogs lick their pads, they will ingest some of the chemicals. Applying the proper care to your lawn can ensure that everything around it is protected against harmful pesticides and insecticides, as well as adding appeal and value to your home.

Using chemical insecticides, even using organic insecticides can kill the destructive insects but will also kill the beneficial insects. And so the endless cycle goes on where you treat for pests which die and upset the balance because the good insects are killed as well. These insects in enough quantity would eat the pest and provide a natural pest control for your garden. Knowing which natural insecticides to use will allow your garden to operate more effectively against these unwelcome intruders.

The best option is to use homemade natural insecticides due to their friendlier impact on the environment and their low cost. Homemade natural insecticides can be produced with less cost and in as much quantity as the homeowner requires, can be acquired with little fuss and gives the peace of mind that you are not in any danger from toxic poisoning.

You can make homemade natural insecticides that are extremely effective, in unlimited quantities that will not cost a lot of cash. To find out how, go to Natural Insecticides.

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2 comments:

Stephen Tvedten said...

How to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth......

There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - we have named only about 1 million and there are only about 1 thousand pest species - already over 50% of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, synthetic pesticide POISONS. We accidentally lose about 25,000 to 100,000 species of insects, plants and animals every year due to "man's footprint". But, after poisoning the entire world and contaminating every living thing for over 60 years with these dangerous and ineffective pesticide POISONS we have not even controlled much less eliminated even one pest species and every year we use/misuse more and more pesticide POISONS to try to "keep up"! Even with all of this expensive pollution - we lose more and more crops and lives to these thousand pests every year.

We are losing the war against these thousand pests mainly because we insist on using only synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers There has been a severe "knowledge drought" - a worldwide decline in agricultural R&D, especially in production research and safe, more effective pest control since the advent of synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers. Today we are like lemmings running to the sea insisting that is the "right way". The greatest challenge facing humanity this century is the necessity for us to double our global food production with less land, less water, less nutrients, less science, frequent droughts, more and more contamination and ever-increasing pest damage.

National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24,2007 was created to highlight the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. One study shows that about 70,000 children in the USA were involved in common household pesticide-related (acute) poisonings or exposures in 2004. At least two peer-reviewed studies have described associations between autism rates and pesticides (D'Amelio et al 2005; Roberts EM et al 2007 in EHP). It is estimated that 300,000 farm workers suffer acute pesticide poisoning each year in the United States - No one is checking chronic contamination.
In order to try to help "stem the tide", I have just finished re-writing my IPM encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II, that contains over 2,800 safe and far more effective alternatives to pesticide POISONS. This latest copyrighted work is about 1,800 pages in length and is now being updated at my new website at http://www.stephentvedten.com/ .

This new website at http://www.stephentvedten.com/ has been basically updated; all we have left to update is Chapter 39 and to renumber the pages. All of these copyrighted items are free for you to read and/or download. There is simply no need to POISON yourself or your family or to have any pest problems.

Stephen L. Tvedten
2530 Hayes Street
Marne, Michigan 49435
1-616-677-1261
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." --Victor Hugo

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