Dealing with pests the natural way
It is common for insects or another infestation to end up infesting your plants at one
point of your time working with plants. If you are dealing with pests in your indoor home, you may want to find a more natural way to eliminate them, instead of using chemicals such as insecticides and other harmful materials. This is especially if you have young children or pets in your
home that may accidentally get hit or eat the plants that you spray with insecticide. There are ways to do this and many of them require ingredients that you can get at your local convenience or grocery store.
When you find insects or other diseases that are making your plants fall ill, isolate the plant
immediately to stop this from spreading to the other plants inside your house.
Depending on the type of problem you are facing, the solution will have to be different.
If your plants are being eaten by spider mites, you can stop this by making a quick natural
solution of buttermilk and water. Add the solution that you mixed thoroughly into a spray bottle, and before you use it make sure you shake it well. Put the plant in the
bathtub and give a thorough spray all throughout the plant. A mix of 50-50 of the water and buttermilk is recommended, and if this is too thick to use with a spray bottle, add more water to dilute the buttermilk solution.
You may be able to get rid of aphids with a by washing the plant with a huge dose of
water. otherwise, you can also kill a couple of the aphids and leave them at the
bottom of the pot. These aphids will tend to then emit an odor that lets the other aphids know that danger is near. This will cause such aphids to run for their lives and abandon the plant. If this method is used, make sure you do it outside so they can find another plant that is not inside your own house.
There are many natural and organic methods available for the list of big problems your plant
can encounter. There are so many that these are too numerous to list. These are the two most common pests that can affect your plant and it is tempting to use chemical solutions to solve the problem, as this may be cheaper, faster and good for those who are impatient. However, with some research there is always a natural solution to prevent many more of other different insects or diseases that can affect your plants’ health.
Do not use non-natural chemicals
Remember that the chemicals you can buy from gardening and convenience stores may also be harmful to the environment, and you will be contributing to global warming. Also, these chemicals may also cause your plants to gain other sorts of diseases, as these chemicals may mix in with your plants’ water and nutrients in the soil and cause them to genetically be modified, which can cause other diseases that even common cures cannot find them. Our goal is for you to avoid non-natural chemicals, as these may cause you to even destroy your plants further when they had just a simple disease or infestation which can be easily cured otherwise.