27 Jul '11, 3am

Organic/Natural Pest Control in the Garden - PurseForum: What are you all trying?? How is it going? My garden is...

We sprinkle diamaceous earth in the compost pile to keep wasps out. And I've heard that sprinkling diamaceous earth around the outside of the house is a good idea because it will keep the creepy-crawlers like centipedes from invading your basement. The diamaceous earth dehydrates bugs that walk through it. I've heard that some people sprinkle it in their garden, but I've never tried it. We buy it at a garden store. You can also order it online. The ladybugs... In August we get innundated with swarms of ladybugs, but they're the Asian kind that don't eat aphids. In fact they sting. DH says you can buy aphid-eating ladybugs mailorder for the roses. We don't use any pesticides at all. Every so often we get some sort of beetle invasion. All the neighbors have these beetle-capture sacks hanging on their trees, but sometimes I think they do more harm than good, attracting beetle...

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