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Natural Pesticides

Posted: December 13, 2011 by CBB Marketing

Natural Pesticides

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Natural pesticides for indoor use

  • Plant-based Oils (Botanical Pesticides) – offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor uses against a range of insect pests. Dust, liquid and aerosol formulations are now available.
  • Natural dusts – are made from naturally occurring minerals like silica, boric acid (borate). Use these in dry places where long-term control is needed.
  • Boric Acid – or borate insecticides, is available as liquid or powder (natural dust) for use mainly in structural pest control against insects like termites, carpenter ants and powderpost beetles, and in baits for cockroaches.

Natural pesticides for gardens

  • Neem Oil – is used in gardens and landscapes against insects that chew on plants such as black vine weevil.
  • Insecticidal Soap – is used in gardens and landscapes against a variety of small, soft-bodied pests like aphids, spider mites and scale crawlers.
  • Rotenone – is an older, broad-spectrum natural insecticide used for a variety of garden and landscape pests. It is available as a powder or liquid.
  • Spinosad – is a newer, broad-spectrum insecticide for use in gardens and landscapes. See the labeled uses listed on this page.
  • Pyrethrum – is an older, broad-spectrum insecticide for use in gardens
  • Diatomaceous Earth - Diatomaceous earth is a dry, powdery material (natural dust) derived from the shells of marine organisms. It is used mainly to deter and kill crawling pests both indoors and outdoors.

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