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    sarah_h is offline Seedling
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    Default Is there a good all round organic bug killer?

    I'm looking for a good all rounder. Now, I realise that there are specific things for specific pests etc. and in which case in addition I'd ask: What organic sprays etc. do you all keep in your 'took kit' of bug killers?

    This year I've already seen Blackfly, Greenfly, Cherry aphid, Vine weevil, Goosberry & raspberry sawfly, 'radish munchers'?

    Anyway, it'd be good to know what you guys keep in your kit.

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    We used to have Derris dust but I think they've even knocked that on the head now!
    The organic way is to squish em I spose!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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    sarah_h is offline Seedling
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    I thought that may be the best way! We have cats and really don't want to go down the road of anything nasty. I've just been trawling the organic bug killer sites and see plenty of non-toxic stuff. The trouble is with some of these things is that they're also non-toxic to the bugs!!

    Here's the site in case anyones's intersted.

    Organic Pest & Insect Control

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    does washing up liquid in water help get rid of the greenfly? my lupins and now my hosta are covered in them

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    Honestly, the best tools are your eyes and your fingers.
    Check your plants regularly, and squish the bugs.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Honestly, the best tools are your eyes and your fingers.
    Check your plants regularly, and squish the bugs.
    Agreed - and learn to recognise and encourage the larvae and adult forms of friendly bugs; natures predators will help you out tremendously.

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