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Green Ideas to Rid of Garden Pests

This spring and summer you may need to get rid of pests in your garden.   There will be anything from pesky weeds to yucky bugs.  Here are some great ‘Green’ tips to rid of these garden pests…

You can get rid of weeds by mixing vinegar and lemon juice. 

Vinegar by itself might not be strong enough, but if you add lemon juice, it will do the trick.

Are you worried about nasty pests in your garden?  I personally don’t like coming in contact with slugs, bugs, ants or even worms in the garden for that matter! 

You can get rid of slugs and snails with an old standby, beer!  Just fill little paper cups about half full with any type of beer, place them anywhere in the garden and the pesky things will slither right in.  Just be sure not to take a drink!

To rid of ants try mixing peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle.  Spray right on the ant source or soak cotton balls with peppermint oil and apply where needed.

For more ‘Green’ gardening tips stay tuned…


About jillannbromwich

I work at home to be with my son. Helping others with their businesses is my priority. I also want to educate people on health and wellness. Going Green is important to me.

5 responses »

  1. I’m not sure how well they work, but I’ve also seen solar powered mole and gopher chasers for sale that could be a very green way to keep pests away.

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  3. Vinegar is not a great thing to use because it has too many acid’s that will kill your plant’s and will hint hint “KILL WEEDS” even better!

    To rid your pests with natural plant a few mint plants around your bed and will run off rabbits, mice, rats…..
    The one’s you don’t want to eat your veggies.

    If you don’t want mint plants use half water and half clove oil to spray on plants and bug’s hate it….

    Another thing is castle soap and water 1 tbs. to a gallon will do…

    At the end of the season make sure you do the crop rotation and another thing is never put same “family” veggie’s next to each other… attracts pest’s

    It confuses the pest’s when you rotate

    • I agree about the vinegar, I believe that is why it is a good idea to add lemon. I also heard about using mint plants, I think it is a great idea. Also, you can use part water and part peppermint oil to spray on the plants. Great idea about the veggie’s to separate the ‘family’.

  4. That sounds very interesting; anything solar related sounds like a great idea to me.


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