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Post  camprn 5/19/2012, 10:28 pm

Do any of you have good links to organic pest control? If so, post them here, I am always looking for good info about this subject.
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Post  Unmutual 5/19/2012, 10:55 pm

I prefer to give beneficial insects a habitat instead of spraying anything(organic or not, a biocide is a biocide after all). Here's a couple of websites about it:

http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/attracting-beneficial-insects.aspx

http://www.motherearthnews.com/plants-to-attract-beneficial-insects.aspx

Unfortunately, you're not going to get the entire picture of their habitat from any one article, and books could probably be written on the subject. Most of the information deals with attracting insects, not keeping them during their entire life-cycle. Which reminds me..I really need to get around to writing an article about that...

One thing should be noted about buying beneficial insects: if the insect the predator eats is not in your garden, they won't stick around(aphids for ladybugs for example). I see very few lady bugs, because I have very few aphids, not that I'm complaining.
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