Using pesticide is one of the disheartening experiences a horticulturist could have. You love to spend hours and hours just to beautify your garden and all of a sudden you found that your greenhouse needs pesticides spray to destroy insects.
Although, outdoor plants are prone to get insects issues, what if your greenhouse or indoor garden gets susceptible to pest, how would you deal with them? Your greenhouse is a closed system; any natural predators cannot keep a check on pests, as they would do in an outdoor garden. This isolated environment allows the gardener to keep a high check on his greenhouse so that he must be ready to fight with those unwanted bugs.
There are many approaches and ways to use pesticides; pesticides are sprayed substance, which is specifically designed to destroy and disable insects in your greenhouse. Now, more of the horticulturists are using a natural way to use pesticides for pest control.
Natural treatment can rectify the problems of the pest to a greater extent and when you are loaded with knowledge of different types of pesticides you can effectively treat your garden like no other. The faster you can make a way of pest control identification, the faster it shall be implemented. Choosing which way will destroy pest quickly will make a difference nothing like in this world.
Hence, a better understanding of different ways of using pesticides will you a leg up approach when it comes to fighting with bugs.
Top Ways to Use Pesticides
One of the common ways to treat pests is to spray the infected plants with a pesticide. It includes diluting the substance in water with a suitable ratio, putting that mixture in a spray bottle. No matter it is a natural remedy, make sure you take necessary safety precautions and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you want to know more about different ways of insecticides, then familiarize yourself with following commonly used ways.
1. Spray Neem Oil
Neem oil spray is an ancient method of destroying pest. It was discovered that swarms of locusts were eating everything except that of the neem tree. Then afterward, neem oil extracted from neem seed is used an effective pesticide. If sprayed on the insect, it suffocates the insect with its oily nature. You can also use neem oil as a deterrent; whenever insect senses the presence of neem, they will automatically go other places to eat.
2. Using Plant Oil Extracts
Thanks to the increasing knowledge and physiology of plants that have, paved new paths to increase our ability to learn and use more plants based insecticide. Cloves, cayenne pepper, rosemary, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon are some of the ways of making plants based insecticide compounds. Some pesticides contain one or more of the plants’ mixture, it is up to us how we use and incorporate these plants and mixture of plants into natural pesticides.
Our research is not limited to only plants based insecticides; Spinosad is natural bacteria based pest control. It allows the specialized bacteria (saccharopolyspora spinosa) to disturb the nervous system of insects. It works on approximately every insect but works best during particular life stage of the insects like larvae.
Nowadays, Spinosad has become an easy to go natural insecticide for the treatment of caterpillars.
4. Use of Combination Sprays
Combination of pest control products with other sprays is not only convenient but saves your time and money. For example, Organocide; a 3 in 1 spray. It is a OMRI fungicide, insecticide and miticide highly effective on almost all stages of insect life cycle. Not only safe to control small insects but large insects like beetles, ladybugs, bees too.
These oils are made of a combination of sesame oil and edible fish oil, which is quite heavier than other oils. It is very much safe to use in harvest time and near children and pets.
5. Bacillus Thuringiensis
It is another bacterium-based pesticide, which includes spores and crystalline insect protein. It is already in use since the 1920s and still used by many gardeners today because it is a smart alternative to those harsh chemicals as it does not affect pollinators, useful insects, wildlife, and humans.
Protecting your garden from harmful pest is something, which you wanted in your back of your mind. As early identification and quick eradication of insects is crucial.
Hello and welcome to my blog, I am Henry Davids and I do freelance content writing. I have been producing various print and web content for many organizations. After completing a degree in bachelor of arts in writing and studio art from Beloit college, Wis, I start doing full-time freelance.
Writing about nature is my passion. Besides writing, I am a gardening freak. Here in this article, you will learn much about the correct use of pesticide in your greenhouse.