Hello, this is Steve for Expert Village and
today we’re going to be talking about natural pest control for organic gardening. There
are several different pest controls and different organic remedies on the market today. One
of the most common are the pyrethrum sprays which are derived from the chrysanthemum flower.
That one will pretty much kill most pests that you’ll have out there. Another would
be an insecticidal soap. This uses fatty acids to dry and dessicate the insects and kill
them that way. There are also several different kinds of enzymes that react with the insects
and keep them from molting or reproducing. Along with that you’ve got neem oil which
is from the neem tree. It is an immunogen which prevents the insects from molting. They
can’t really grow into their next shell so they end up dying. Then you’ve got different
combinations like the potassium with the neem which is both the soap and the neem oil so
it kills some of them and keeps some of them from growing so they die all the same. Another
thing on the market right now is the spinocide and it is pretty effective for all kinds of
things. Fleas, ticks, fire ants, mosquitoes, caterpillars, you can find it just about anywhere
and it’s very good, spinocide. Lastly you’ve got bacterial inoculants, which are like bicillia
inoculants used for molds, mildews and different fungi.