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Natural alternatives for insecticides? Answered

I know its a bit early but the early bird gets the worm!!!

In my area pesticides are banned for use on personal gardens and lawns for about 2 years now. Last year my poor peach tree really didn’t have any edible and or usable peaches on my tree because of infestations of bugs.

I was wandering if any of you knowledgeable people could direct me on what kind of natural insecticides I could use in the future for my peach tree?so I can at least have some edible peaches for eats and jam. The squirrels usually take their share too. *darn little buggers!!!*

Thanks. :)

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Treasure Tabby (author)2011-02-17

Thanks for the tips every one. :)

I forgot to mention that I need to be able to spray something on the fruit while the fruit is still tiny and green since that's when they get wormed by beetles and other parasites. So there fore it has to last for a bit. Don't know if that's possible.
Guess I still have to do my research.

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NachoMahma (author)2011-02-17

.  Apparently, geraniums and their oil are natural insecticides. I've never seen them/it used, but it sounds like it's pretty effective.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2011-02-17

they also are great agains nemitodes (little worm like things that eat roots).

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RedneckEngineer (author)2011-02-17

Depending on the type of bugs your getting, do some reasearch on thier natural enemeys. Ladybugs, praying mantis, toads and many other natural preditors can help.

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craftyv (author)2011-02-17

Spray on:
1 cup vinegar,
1 cup of washing up liquid,
Bucket of warm water.
This is an all purpose pest control. Good luck.

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