chemical free fruit pesticides - Knowledgebase Question

New Durham, Ne
Question by jenniferboyi
June 22, 2009
I am looking for a chemical free natural fruit pesticide for my fruit trees, any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
June 22, 2009


The answer really depends upon the pest in question. For instance, Bt (bacillus thuringensis) is a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison against caterpillars. It is sold as Dipel and Thuricide. There are similar products for other types of pests. Find something with a neem oil base. Neem oil comes from the roots of neem trees and can control certain beetles. Just collect a few of the pests in question and have them identified. Then you can choose the least toxic, most effective approach to treating your fruit tree. Good luck with your trees.

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