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Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides

PYOLA INSECTICIDAL SPRAY

A broad-spectrum spray that combines pyrethrin, a natural insecticide derived from chrysanthemum flowers, with canola oil extracted from rapeseed. The result is a powerful spray that kills insects in all stages of their lifecycle-from eggs to adults. Effective against vegetable and fruit tree pests, such as cucumber beetles, whiteflies, leafhoppers, Japanese beetles and caterpillars.

GRUB-AWAY NEMATODES

Grub-Away Nematodes, nature's way to control Japanese beetle and masked chafer beetle grubs that can cause extensive lawn damage, are microscopic worms that infest and kill grubs. Grub-Away Nematodes are also effective against garden caterpillar pests in the soil.

CUPBOARD MOTH TRAP

Indian meal moths can infest flour, cereal, grains and other food stored in pantries. The Cupboard Moth Trap uses pheromones and a patented striped visual design to lure and capture moths on its large, sticky surface. A similar product, The Pantry Pest Trap, also uses pheromones to lure and capture moths to the sticky surface.

LIQUID ANT KILLER

Just put a few drops on ant trails and in cracks and crevices. Ants eat the bait with borax and carry it back to their colony. Bye-bye ants!

MOTH-AWAY HERBAL MOTH REPELLENT

Use these fresh-smelling herbal moth repellent sachets (they look like tea bags) to keep moths away from clothes and wool blankets for up to six months. Clothes don't absorb unpleasant odor, as they do with smelly mothballs, and your clothes are always ready to wear.

FLOATING ROW COVERS

This low-tech approach will help keep insect pests off your garden plants. The lightweight fabric gently covers your crops and lets in air and filtered sunlight, but creates a physical barrier between you tender plants and hungry insects.

STA-HOME LADY BEETLES

Adult lady beetles and larvae are known primarily as predators of aphids, but they also prey on many other pests including the eggs of Colorado potato beetles. The Sta-Home Lady Beetles from Gardens Alive! Are screened to remove parasitoid-infested beetles and are shipped in the active metabolic stage so they're ready to lay eggs in you garden.

GREEN LACEWINGS

Are the best all-purpose predator for your garden or greenhouse. The larvae have a ferocious appetite for aphids, but they also dine on mealybugs, immature scales and whiteflies, eggs of many insects and mites, thrips and spider mites.

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