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Harmful chemicals in pesticides include: ammonia, arsenic, benzene, chlorine, dioxins, DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, and methanol. Most common pesticides: Herbicides
Algicides Positive Contaminate bodies of water (Lakes, Streams, etc.) When rodenticides are used, other animals that prey on rodents, such as owls, can be poisoned as well. Can harm beneficial insects (Bees, worms, etc.) Can contribute to air polution. Pesticides keep the price of clothing and food down, Effective of wiping out unwanted pests. Delays the rotting of fresh produce. Make fruit and vegetables more attractive, All-purpose spray - mix dish soap or pure soap flakes with hot water and spray on plants.
Ants - mix peppermint toothpaste with a few drops of dishwashing detergent. Apply to area of entry with a cotton swab.
Bug Juice Method - collect half a cup of the offending pests, blend with 2 cups water and strain. Use all right away or freeze remainder. Spray on plants harbouring offending pests. Do not use this method with pests of humans, such as houseflies, mosquitoes, fleas or ticks as they can hold human diseases.
Slugs & snails - vinegar or beer in a pan will control slugs and snails.
Weevils - black pepper, bay leaves or unwrapped spearmint gum are good weevil deterrents. Natural Pest Control Alternatives Mustard oil Pyrethrum is the extract from the flowerhead of the Chrysanthemum plant. Mango ginger extract Works against bacteria and fungi. Mixed with DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) The sprayed on plants. A diluted version of the oil can repel unwanted herbs.