|aphids, spider mites and mealybug
||Safer's Insectical Soap
||Contact spray that disrupts the insect's cell membrane leading to death. Apply at first sign of problem and repeat weekly for 2 or 3 times and thereafter as required.
|aphids, mealybug, whitefly, spider mites and scale (applied at the crawler stage)
||Safer's Trounce and Safer's End-All
||Pyrethrins are a natural insecticide derived from the painted daisy. Apply at first sign of disease and again 10-14 days later if required. Pyrethrins are biodegradable but avoid using near ponds and streams as they are toxic to fish.
|slugs and snails
||Safer's Slug and Snail Bait
||Ferric Phosphate is harmless to pets and any undigested bait breaks down into the soil.
|grubs and surface pests like webworms
Iris borer, leaf miner and thrip
||Nematodes are nature's most abundant life form. The two species of interest to the gardener are Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Steinernema carpocapsae. These feed on many soil pests, are harmless to people and pets, as well as beneficial creatures like worms. They are easy to apply using a hose-end sprayer. Because nematodes are a living organism be sure to pay attention to the storage and usage directions on the package.
||Wilson's Home Pest Control
Easy-to-use water based liquid insecticide with adjustable applicator for spray or spot use.
Controls a wide range of insects: Cockroaches, ants, silverfish, spiders, crickets, earwigs, fleas, carpet beetles, clovermites.
Long lasting residual action.
Permethrin — 0.25%
|fungus gnats, thrip and whitefly
||Safer's Sticky Strips
||These are bright yellow plastic cards coated with an adhesive. The bugs get trapped in the adhesive.
|Green Earth Insect Dust
||Silicon Dioxide or diatomaceous earth, can be used indoor as well as outdoors. Apply as a barrier against slugs around susceptible plants like Hostas
|insects on plants
||Safer's Neem Oil
||Neem Oil comes from a tree native to India. It doesn't kill insects directly, but interferes with feeding and breeding and therefore is an indirect control. Also, it affects only insects that eat plant tissue, and does not harm bees and butterflies. It has been shown to have fungicidal properties.
|beetles and wasps
||Safer's Japanese Beetle Trap
Scotts EcoSense Yellow Jacket Trap
|Pheromone traps use a scent based lure to attract and trap beetles & wasps. The traps should be placed away from areas that people frequent. While very effective, these lures may actually attract these pests to your garden so if you don't have a problem, avoid using them.
||BT Bacillus thuringiensis is packaged in several formulations which are used to control many types of caterpillars on and crops and ornamentals.
||This is used to control mosquitoes by killing their larvae in standing water. It is considered very safe to use since it has little or no non-target effects.
||Green Earth Horticultural Oil
|Horticultural oil is also used to control in the growing season. Apply to cover all parts of the plant.
|over wintering insects and disease
||Green Earth Horticultural Oil
Wilsons Dormant Spray Kit
|The mineral oil must be applied in early spring before the leaf buds open and when there is no risk of frost. It can be used alone or in combination with lime sulphur to control insects and disease.