Pest Control Techniques

  • Russet Mites: Everything You Need to Know

    Russet mites, or russet mite aculops, are microscopic pests that can wreak havoc on various plants.  They can cause significant damage to crops such as tomatoes and hemp. Despite their small size, these mites can have a big impact on plant health, leading to stunted growth, reduced yield, and sometimes even death. 

    Lets delve into the world of these mites by learning their characteristics.  We will go over the damage they inflict on host plants.  Also, how farmers can effectively manage and control infested areas.

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  • Palmetto Bugs: Strategies for Managing Pests in Your Garden

    Palmetto bugs, often mistakenly referred to as cockroaches, are a common nuisance in many gardens. These resilient insects thrive in warm and humid environments, making gardens an ideal habitat. Lets look into the world of palmetto bugs and distinguish them from true cockroaches.  Lets explore their size and habits, and discuss effective strategies to keep these pests at bay.

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  • Using Sulfur For Pest Control

    Curious about the potential of sulfur for pest control? This article will tell you everything you need to know.

    Sulfur is a natural pesticide that has been used for generations to interrupt the growth, development, and life cycle of many kinds of pests. It doesn’t work in all situations, but for some garden dilemmas, sulfur might be the solution you are looking for. 

    It might be hard for you to believe that something as simple as sulfur can make such a huge difference when it comes to the health of your plants. However, when you’re looking for an inexpensive pesticide, sulfur could very well be the solution you have been looking for.

    Here are some tips on using and burning sulfur for pest control  - as well as some precautions to keep in mind.

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  • The Complete Guide To Organic Garden Pest Control

    If you’re preparing for your first crop in an organic garden, pest control is going to be tougher than you may be used to because you won’t be able to rely on some of the products and tactics you’re used to in traditional growing.

    Gardening is tricky enough - but being more limited in resources when dealing with pests or fungi? This makes things even more difficult. 

    Although sometimes pesticides & fungicides are the only options, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular as people become more conscious about what they put in their bodies. 

    If you’re looking for tips on how to control pests organically, you may have heard of classic remedies like diatomaceous earth and neem oil concentrate.

    But do these organic veggie garden pest control options really work - and if so, how? Today, we’re going to cover everything you need to know - including what truly defines whether a garden is organic or not.

    Then, we’ll teach you some of the most effective organic garden pest prevention and control tips out there. By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident handling any bug or fungus that dares enter your garden! 

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  • The Best Garden Pesticides & Fungicides Of 2024

    Whether you’re acting preventatively or dealing with an existing outbreak, you need the best garden pesticide & fungicide on hand to keep your plants safe and healthy in a worst case scenario.

    While these types of products may have a negative connotation in certain communities, the hate is unwarranted - when used properly, pest & disease control products are entirely safe for you, the environment, and of course, your plants. We’ll cover this more in depth later on.

    In this article, you’re also going to learn when & how these types of products should be used, and how you can do so safely.

    Of course, we’re also going to cover the main topic of this blog post - the top insecticides & fungicides you can implement in your grow room or garden. 

    We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of each product, and consider variables such as plant & bug type, organic vs synthetic, & much more. 

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  • How To Foliar Spray: Feed & Protect Plants At The Leaves!

    Whether you're battling a pest or disease outbreak, or struggling with nutrient uptake at the roots, a foliar spray can help save your grow.

    Oftentimes, growers will actually undertake foliar spraying on a routine basis to keep their plants healthy, actively preventatively instead.

    There are all kinds of health benefits you’ll unlock when you start spraying your plants foliage with nutrients or some form of plant wash/insecticide. 

    But, this isn’t a simple task that you can just undertake blindly. There are specific instances in which you should or shouldn’t do this.

    That’s why we are writing this guide, to help you feel confident in your gardening abilities.

    We’ll explain what exactly this is, and the two main instances in which you would do it.

    Then, we’ll cover exactly how to do it, along with all kinds of other important intricacies you need to be aware of to get the best results.

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  • Garden Companion Planting - The Complete Guide

    Garden companion planting - it’s like spending all day, every day, with your very best friend. This is one of the smartest things you can do to improve the health of your garden, while increasing the variety of plants you grow.

    Not only can it reduce the likelihood of diseases and pests, but when done correctly, it can even help improve the nutrient content of your soil. 

    The end result? Happier, healthier crops that grow well no matter what you throw at them. And, a diverse selection of crops, too!

    In our garden companion planting guide, we are going to help you add this technique to your IPM strategy so that you can cultivate happy, healthy, problem-free plants this year!

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  • How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

    If you want to prevent pests from infiltrating your soil from the jump, you need to learn how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden!

    This is one of the most underutilized pest prevention methods in the horticulture industry, and we believe the reason for this is lack of knowledge. 

    Because once you learn all the benefits of using diatomaceous earth in the garden, you’ll be implementing this approach for life. 

    We’ll cover all these in just a moment. And then we’ll actually teach you everything you need to know about how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden, and keep crawling insects at bay for good!

    Let’s start by covering what exactly this mouthful of a phrase actually is.

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  • Neem Oil: How and When to Use on Plants

    By learning when & how to use neem oil properly, you can prevent many plant pests & diseases.

    In a perfect world, you would be able to grow plants that didn't need any help getting to the finish line. No weeding, watering, and most importantly, pests or fungi. However, most growers have experienced their fair share of crop issues.

    To become the best grower you can be, you need to be aware of all the best strategies, techniques, and products. Keeping up with the quickly evolving technology will help keep your garden as healthy and productive as it can be. 

    If you’re wondering how to use neem oil on plants, you've come to the right place. Read on as we discuss when the best time to apply it is, and how to actually use it for different garden care issues.

    First, though, let's discuss what this product even is, along with the benefits you'll enjoy by adding it to your arsenal.

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  • Insecticidal Soap: When & How To Use On Plants

    Is it time for you to clean up your garden? If so, you may want to consider learning how to use insecticidal soap on plants. “Clean the garden?” you might ask, scratching your head. “Like scrub my plants?” Sort of - but not quite.

    Insecticidal soap is a more natural, tried, and true insecticide. In the old days, gardeners would combine Fels-Naptha soap with boiling water. This created an effective remedy against all manner of garden pests.

    The best part about using this form of pest & disease prevention? You can keep your plants healthy and happy while keeping yourself, the environment, and anyone who consumes your plants safe.

    If you’re wondering how to use insecticidal soap on plants, don’t worry - it’s not complicated. We'll explain why you should consider this treatment method. And, we'll even teach you how to use insecticidal soap safely & effectively.

    Then, we'll help make your shopping experience quick and hassle-free. We're going to share the three best soapy water bug sprays for plants currently on the market. We've got a lot to cover. So, let's begin by explaining what insecticidal soap even is!

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