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benefits of natural insecticides

Posted Jan 25 2008 3:51pm

Many insect fighting chemicals on the market are the same basic ingredients with just enough variation to allow a different brand name. It’s similar to buying ibuprofen. You can buy many different versions and strengths of it, but it all boils down to the same basic ingredient. Watered down versions can cause a problem as well as a waste of money.
People are usually either for or against the use of natural insecticides. Whether or not your particular choice is a benefit depends on the circumstances. How advanced is the insect infestation? What are you allergic to? What will harm your plants? What will be safe to use around your pets or livestock? What is available and accessible to you and how fast can you get it when you need it? Do you need to use more than one method of control and removal? What is cost effective? Do you have a well-stocked body shop supplies box?
To get the most benefit from natural insecticides, you’ll need to understand the best way to use them. You should know what works best for the type of insect you’re trying to control or eradicate. Be careful what you mix. Even natural insecticides can interact badly with the wrong combination of substances.

One of the biggest benefits of a natural insecticide is that it comes from nature in some form. You’ll be using something made from the earth. That doesn’t mean it’s problem-free. It just means you’re benefiting the environment and actively participating in the recycling efforts.

An example is liquid garlic. Garlic is a natural plant that is grown around the world. It can be used to keep insects off garden or farm plants

Another example is boric acid. Boric acid is defined as a white crystalline weak acid that contains boron. Boron is a mineral substance, and minerals are of the earth.

If you use things made with what the earth provides, you benefit and so does the earth and other humans and life-forms. Using natural insecticide is a choice. It’s not always the quickest way to solve your insect problem. It’s not always less harmful. That’s why education on your choices will be a big benefit!

- Doris (http://dorischua.com/)

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