Organic Pesticides

Organic Pesticide - Keep your landscape, family and the environment healthy with these easily applied natural pest control products.

Organic Pesticides

Organic Pest Control | Start your organic garden pest control out right with these eco friendly pest control options.

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Here is a Sampling of some of the organic pesticides that are available: Most of these products are available commercially and can be made right at home to keep your costs low. Some of these are very time-tested and old-time remedies as well.

Insect Killing Soap:

The name says it all right? The insect killing soaps are used in our landscapes and gardens to kill such bugs as spider middies, aphids and even scale.

Based on standard household soaps, these products are very effective and very save to use. Please don't use standard household soap on your plants though as these can damage them.

These soaps are specially formulated to be used in contact with plants and are targeting these nasty insects.

Insect Powder - Pyrethrum:

Made from the chrysanthemum plants, Pyrethrum is also a very a very effective insect control you can safely use in your landscape.

The main ingredients, which are pyrethins and cinerins are very toxic to the bugs. It can be used with other natural compounds or alone and works with a variety of garden bug pests.

Pyrethrum is available in 2 forms - natural pyrethrum powder and permethrin insecticides. Permethrin is a manmade compound and is based on pyrethrum.

While is has a low toxicity, it is fatal to both to cats and other animals, so be sure you stick to using the Pyrethrum powder.

Neem Oil:

Neem Oils is extracted for the nut of the enema tree. Often this oil is used to naturally control whiteflies, leaf-miners, thrips, root weevils, army worms and aphids.

The active ingredient of this organic pesticide is azadirachtin and works by stopping insect feeding on your plants.

Apply in spray form directly on berry bushes, vegetables, and fruit trees right up until harvest of the crop. One popular combination for enema oils is to combine them with an insect killing soap to give you a one-two punch to take care of these pests.

As most landscapes benefit from beneficial insects, it is nice to know that neem oil is not harmful to them. Also is breaks down quickly and needs to be applied every couple of days. It is marketed under the term Neem Oil.

Powdered Diatomaceous Earth:

This is one of our favorites as it task care of a variety of normally hard-to-kill insects.

Diatomaceous is just a big word for tiny marine organisms, called diatoms that are crushed into a fine powder.

Diatoms are made-up mostly from silica sand which is mined from ancient deposits. This organic pesticide is very effective against crawling insects.

It is very effective against pillbugs, sowbugs, silverfish, earwigs, ants and the mighty cockroach. It is effective against crawling insects like cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, sowbugs and pillbugs.

Insects that are exposed to the power absorb it through their waxy coating. Apply this product with a dust mask to avoid breathing any of the dust as it is harmful to our lungs. If order for the product to stay effective the powder must be keep dry..


If you are looking for one of the "perfect" organic pesticides, then Borax is your best bet.

The proper terminology for this product is sodium borate, which is also called by borate and boric acid, all made from boron.

This is a very plentiful product and a natural mineral. Probably the most common use of Borax is the 20 Mule Team Borax laundry detergent, but it is used for many other things such as tooth whitening, cosmetics, glazes, fire retardants and anti-fungal compounds for fiberglass.

The great thing that we are concerned about it is fatal when ingested by insects. The power is attracted to their feet and bodies and gets ingested during grooming and rapidly dehydrates them, leaving nothing but a dissociated shell.

Bug control is best for cockroaches, termites, ants, and powder compost beetles. So you are able to naturally control some of the hardest to control insects with Borax. It can be used both inside and outside, but it is toxic to both humans and animals, so be sure to sprinkle the powder carefully.

Milky Spore Mole and Grub Control:

If you are looking for one of the best way to control lawn grubs, then you should really take a look at Milky Spore power and apply it to your lawn.

The power consists of naturally occurring bacterium (Bacillus popillae-Dutky, to be exact).

Milky Spore packs a 3-for-one knockout for some of the most devastating varmints that infest our landscapes being, lawn grubs, Japanese beetles and moles.

The grubs infest our lawns and create ugly blown patches as a result from feeding on the turf roots. As the grubs reach their mature stage they change to the adult Japanese beetles, which love to feed on our precious garden foliage. Perhaps one of the hardest to control varmints is the mole.

They absolutely love to feed on the grubs and if you have lawn grubs, you are almost sure to have the moles following close behind. The powder is applied to the turf and anywhere from 7 days to a couple of months later the grubs will die.

The bacteria then spreads throughout your entire lawn area and give you long-time (that means many years) of protection.

The best thing is as the grubs die and come to the surface are perfectly harmless to any song birds or other wildlife. The same can't be said for many other grub control products on the market.

Beer to Control slugs

Control Slugs with Beer


One of the best uses for beer (other than at the baseball game) is for controlling those slimy slugs that love to much on our leafy foliage plants such as hosta, strawberries, vegetables etc.

Beer emits a yeast smell that the slugs cannot resist the lure of beer. And you can use that to your advantage.

While there are specialized slug traps that are available commercially, all you really need to do is take a clean plastic container, such as a yogurt cup and fill it with beer to about 1/2 inch of the top. The slugs will crawl into the beer and drown.

You can use any cheap beer as it is only the yeast that attracts them, but be sure to keep the beer trap clean and refilled every few days for it to be the most effective.

Be sure to bury the dead slugs as they really emit a strong odor as they decompose.

Controlling the Bigger Pests:

Lots of us have big problems with the bigger pests such as deer, rabbits, snakes, cats etc. Thankfully there is a great organic pesticide for these critters as well.

Liquid Fence is a product that we at Green Living Made Easy has used for many years and we heartily recommend it for use in your landscape if you have problems controlling any of these critters.

It is easy to apply, totally organic and is quite easy to apply.

Enjoy Your Garden Using Natural Pesticides

Enjoy Your Garden Using Natural Pesticides

Use Organic Pesticides For a Healthier Gardening Experience

Organic pesticides are a great Eco-friendly method to control and eliminate most of the garden pests you will come across.

Use them correctly per specific directions and you will have a beautiful, healthy yard that is safe for you, your family, pets, wildlife, and won't pollute the water table.

So do your part and go green with your pest control by using organic pesticides. Remember that being careful is always a good idea.