You’ve spent a lot of time getting your garden
in, to get it growing and it’s looking good. And you want to protect that garden from insects.
Here at Hoss Tools, we offer a complete line of natural and organic pest control products.
When using organic and natural insecticides, you’ve got to be proactive. You’ve got to
spray when those insects are small because they’re easy to kill then. Once they get large
and start doing a lot of damage, they’re nearly impossible to control. So it’s important to
have a spraying program early on in your garden. One of the ones that we like to use is a combination
of Neem Oil, which is derived from the Neem tree, Take Down — and Take Down is a combination
product with pyrethrin and canola oil. Pyrethrin is derived from the chrysanthemum plant and
it has a quick knock-down action. And the canola oil gives you some residual. And B.t.
— B.t. is a naturally occurring bacteria that worms ingest and it causes them to die.
What we do is we mix the B.t. in with the Neem Oil and we spray 7 days apart. We’ll
spray B.t. and Neem, and the next week we’ll spray Take Down and Neem. And what that does
is gives us a broad spectrum of the insects we can control. Our pest control products
are concentrated, so you mix them with water to make the spray. The Neem Oil here mixes
one ounce per gallon, so this pint makes 16 gallons of finished spray. The Take Down mixes
one to two ounces per gallon, so that makes 8 to 16 gallons of finished spray and offers
a tremendous value. So matter the size of your garden, using these natural and organic
pest control solutions can help you keep the pest populations down and control those hard
to control insects such as cabbage loopers, stinkbugs and aphids. Using these at the proper
time and at the proper rate will help you keep those infestations down so you can be
successful at growing your own food.