Saturday, August 01, 2009

WSJ: Death by Mint Oil: Natural Pesticides

This article discusses many of the natural and organic solutions that I use in my own garden. From Gwendoln Bounds in The Wall Street Journal:

"Increasingly, well-known insecticide manufacturers, retailers and even professional pest-control services are rolling out solutions derived from natural materials like animals, plants, bacteria and minerals, many of them considered potentially safer to humans, pets and the environment than their synthetic-chemical counterparts. Fueling the move is increased governmental scrutiny over what pesticides we spray in and around our homes, as well as a bid to satisfy more health-conscious consumers—especially women, who typically dictate household pest-solution purchases."

For the full article, click here.

3 comments:

Basil Becky said...

What great tips. Great blog!

GardenJoy4Me said...

We are coming closer and closer to dumping the truly toxic bug killers in favor of natural safe ones .. and it is going to be such a relief ! Thanks for the link to the article !

Garden Gnome Wanderings said...

I garden as organic as possible so haven't used pesticides in our gardens a couple of decades. Instead I use a homemade soap solution only if absolutely necessary and manual removal. This is a great set of tips. Thanks so much.

BTW, I found your blog through Blotanical so will visit again.

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