Showing posts with label Pesticide. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceaous Earth

An organic method of insect control for use in house plants, or any indoor and outdoor gardening. Diatomaceaous Earth can be used to kill bed bugs, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, ticks, spiders and many other pests. According to the NPIC there are thousands of non-pesticide products that contain diatomaceous earth.

What is Diatomaceaous Earth?

    Diatomaceaous Earth is made up of fossilized aquatic organisms called diatoms. Diatom's skeletons are made of Silica. Diatoms build up in the sediment of rivers streams, lakes and oceans, where they are then mined to create Diatomaceaous Earth.

Avoid breathing in Diatomaceaous Earth dust, and keep out of reach of children and pets.

Little Lakeview Conservatory LLC uses organic methods when at all possible. 

Some other methods used for pest control:

  • Neem Oil
  • Companion Gardening, using plants that coexist well together and ward off pests that would normally be attracted to it's companion plant. 
  • Some plants themselves contain natural pesticides. That can be harvested for use.
  • Maintenance, actively removing seen pests from plants.
  • Some minerals act as natural pesticides.
To attempt to avoid killing bees in your garden, it is best to use Diatomaceous Earth beneath the blossoms of the plants that you are treating.Little Lakeview Conservatory LLC also provides a "Bee Bath" in our garden, in addition to our natural creek that runs through our property to the Lake. A Bee Bath is a Bird Bath, but with rocks we've gathered to help prevent the Bees from possible drowning. Bee's are our favorite little pollinators!  

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Little Lakeview Conservatory LLC will not be held responsible for any injury due to any featured DIY project.

Little Lakeview Conservatory, LLC was est. in 2019 to provide sustainable plants in NH and to share information to help people create self sustainability in their own homes.

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