Pest Control Techniques

  • 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 2021

    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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  • When & How To Use Neem Oil On Plants

    By learning when & how to use neem oil on plants, 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 you can use to 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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  • When & How To Use Insecticidal Soap On Plants

    If it’s time for you to clean up your garden, 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 one of the oldest kinds of insecticides you can use. In the old days, gardeners would combine Fels-Naptha soap with boiling water to create an effective remedy against all manner of garden pests

    The best part about using this form of pest & disease prevention is 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 teach you how to use insecticidal soap safely & effectively.

    Then, we'll help make your shopping experience quick and hassle free by sharing the three best insecticidal soap options 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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  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Definition, Methods, & More

    Integrated pest management, referred to as IPM for short, is the number one way to protect your garden from infestations.

    But the best part about this methodology? It doesn’t always involve chemical intervention. This is a win-win for all involved, from you and your consumers to the environment.

    So why aren’t more commercial growers implementing their own integrated pest management methods and strategy? The short answer is it’s far more complex than simply spraying your plants with an insecticide at the first site of bugs. Spraying is easy.

    But, in the interest of producing the best crop possible, and protecting your brand image in the long run, an IPM strategy is a must for your operation.

    We’ll define integrated pest management, and explain all the benefits of IPM. Then, we’ll help you come up with your own techniques and strategies you can employ on your farm or garden.

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  • Complete Guide On Beneficial Bugs For Plants

    You are probably used to fighting insects in the garden, but did you know there are actually beneficial bugs for plants?

    Certain insects can be your only way to prevent an infestation of aphids or mites from wiping out your garden. 

    This idea of bringing more bugs into the garden to eliminate existing bugs sounds a bit backwards, but this is a pest control strategy as old as time.

    We’ll cover which beneficial insects work best for which pests, and help you restore the ideal conditions to your garden!

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