For more than 30 years, Gardens Alive! has been supplying home gardeners with environmentally friendly products that work. We work with plant specialists, universities and others to find garden pest control products that are environmentally friendly. We offer a variety of pesticides for sale—and several of our products are Green Thumb Award winners.
Even with good garden practices and preventative strategies, like using repellents, baits and lures, pests can still damage your garden. So, how do you know what miticide, pesticide or insecticide spray to use?
Before selecting a pesticide or miticide for plants, determine what insects usually damage your specific plant. For example, cabbage worms are attracted to plants in the brassica family of vegetables. Japanese beetles like to feast on roses, grapes and dozens of other plants. Your local or state extension service can provide information on pests that tend to damage specific plants.
When selecting products for your plants, especially for your fruits and vegetables, pay attention to the labels and how long they can be used before harvest. Many eco–friendly products can be used up to the day of harvest and are listed as for organic gardening.
To get the most out of your purchase, select garden pest control products that target the insects that are damaging your plants. Gardens Alive! offers products for specific types of pests. For instance, our Green Step™ II Caterpillar Control targets worms and caterpillars on fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and shade trees. beetleJUS!® Beetle Control for Ornamentals and Vegetables controls adult beetles.
Gardens Alive! also offers pesticides for sale that target a broader range of pests. For instance, Pyola® Vegetable, Fruit & Ornamental Insect Spray controls a wide range of common insect pests. Shield–All Plus™ Insect, Disease & Mite Control is designed for control of insects, diseases and mites on edibles, ornamentals and turf . Oil–Away™ Insecticide controls aphids, mites, mealy bugs, scale, whitefly, thrips and more.
To use insecticides, pesticides and miticides effectively, pay attention to the label and application instructions. Here are some more tips.
Insecticide sprays are sprayed directly on the foliage. Check the label instructions for the right time of year to use them. Avoid spraying plants on windy days or before a rainfall.
Inspect your garden plants and trees often so that you can spot pest problems before they get out of hand. If caught early, you may be able to use repellants, baits and lures. If the damage is more extensive, you may want to consider pesticides, insecticides and miticides.
Miticides, insecticides and pesticides are usually applied directly on the foliage. Pay attention to label instructions. Some garden pest control products may be harmful to bees and have suggestions on when and where you should avoid spraying.
Can you use insecticides, pesticides, & miticide indoors
Some products, like Pyola® Vegetable, Fruit & Ornamental Insect Spray, can be used indoors. Before using any product indoors, check the label instructions.Back to Top
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