DIY, How to, Pest Control, Pests

Squash Vine Borer Moth Control- The Borer 2000

After years of fighting the garden pest known as the Squash Vine Borer we have built the ultimate squash plant protection system.

The Moth lays it eggs on the squash vine and the worm burrows inside and eats the plant from the inside out.

The system completely blocks the squash vine borer moth from ever reaching the plant to lay their eggs.
In the south we even have 2 brood cycles a year which makes it even harder to protect the plants.

The system is completely mobile and reusable and has great air flow and provides shade during the summer time heat.

You will have to hand pollinate the squash plants daily since you are going to be blocking all beneficial insects from entering in to the fray.

More information about the life of the devious moth can been found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squash_vine_borer
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/squash-vine-borers

Pest Control

Diatomaceous Earth: 3 Great Uses For Pets and Your Garden

Diatomaceous Earth also called “D.E.” is a white flour like powder that is the fossilized remains of diatoms. You can sprinkle it on bugs that are soft-bodied and/or has an exoskeleton, IE.. bed bugs, ants, aphids, and fleas destroying their outer layer so that their intestines come and they dry out from the inside out.

I use D.E every year to help keep the pests in my garden under control and also on the animals in my yard free of parasites.

By applying Diatomaceous Earth on your beloved pets you are going to save money and give them a organic healthy alternative instead of a chemical based pest control.

You can apply D.E straight to their fur coat to help with fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies. For internal bugs like Round Worms, Tape Worms, you can feed your dog or cats around a 5% mix. A 5% mix is about 1 tablespoon to 3-4 cups of dry pet food.

To help control pests in the garden you can use a leaf blower to help cover the plants with a fine dust of D.E. This method is easy to do and saves time. Place the dust in a pile about 2-3 feet from the vegetation and blow the product upwards. Best if done on cool morning just as dew is leaving and the leaves are still just sticky.

Here are some more websites that you can use for references.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/benefits-diatomaceous-earth/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth
http://www.richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp

Diatomaceous Earth Uses On Pets

 

 

Pests, Product Review, Technology

A Sticky Situation – Tanglefoot on Fruit Trees, Tree Series 1 of 2

We are sick and tired of the ants getting their fill on our fruit from our peach trees. Today we stopped them with Tree Tanglefoot. The trees have been hit every year and Tree Tanglefoot is OMRI listed for organic farming and it is using 1885 technology. The product is inexpensive and easy to apply and reapply. The product is so easy to apply my kids could do it.

Peach Tree Blossom

It is sticky, Tanglefoot almost looks like caramel, It is made from natural gum resins, vegetable oil and bees wax.
Use it to stop crawling insects like ants, canker worms, army & tent caterpillars, climbing cut worms, pecan and root weevils, gypsy moths

Here are a few places you can buy it at online:

http://www.amazon.com/Tanglefoot-300000684-Tree-15-Tub/dp/B000BWY3AA

http://www.contech-inc.com/products/home-and-garden-products/tree-care/tree-tanglefoot-insect-barrier

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tanglefoot-15-oz-Insect-Barrier-300000625/100655270

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