Today I will be teaching you something very interesting, effective and cheap. This is something you won’t want to miss for Olympic if you are into Fumigation business. Yes, I mean it! This is because the method I am going to be writing about is one of the best ways by which you can control PEST ANYWHERE ANYTIME; best of all – it is made locally!
Pesticides are the only toxic substances released intentionally into our environment to kill living things. This includes substances that kill weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides), rodents (rodenticides), and others. In another way; Pesticides are substances meant for attracting, seducing, and then destroying any pest. They are a class of biocide. The most common use of pesticides is as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, fungi, or insects.
Although, there are many different types of pesticides, each is meant to be effective against specific pests. The term “-cide” comes from the Latin word “to kill.” Pesticides can be grouped according to the types of pests which they kill:
- Insecticides – insects
- Herbicides – plants
- Rodenticides – rodents (rats and mice)
- Bactericides – bacteria
- Fungicides – fungi
- Larvicides – larvae
A pesticide treatment program is designed to get rid of pests by using one or more pesticides. Pesticides should not be used unless there is a definite need to do so and where a pest problem has been identified, such as extensive cockroach infestations in people’s houses.
Before a pesticide application program is undertaken, alternative methods of pest control must be considered, such as domestic hygiene measures.
In applying a pesticide it is extremely important to choose the correct one for the job and to apply it safely and in accordance with the label directions.
Choosing The Correct Pesticide
In choosing the correct pesticide for a treatment program there are a number of factors that should be considered:
- Which of the available pesticides will control the target pest or pests?
- Of these, which would be the better pesticide to use? The choice should take into account the required application method and the pesticide’s level of toxicity.
- How is it applied?
- For how long will it control the pest?
- How toxic is it to humans and other non-target species?
- Can it cause damage to the environment and how might this occur?
- Is it biodegradable?
- How much pesticide is required for the job?
The pesticide selected in the end should be the least toxic to humans and other non-target species and be easy to apply, yet effective in the control of the target pest.
All of these questions need to be considered carefully before the final choice of pesticide is made. If for some reason there is not enough information supplied with the product to answer all the questions, it is important to get this information before buying or using the pesticide from the people who sell it.
Materials For Producing General Purpose Organic Pesticide
- 10-15 CLOVES OF GARLIC
- ¼ CUP (250ML) MINERAL OIL
- 1 Jalapeno pepper
- 250ML (1 CUP) VINEGAR
- SPRAY BOTTLE
Steps Involved In Producing General Purpose Organic Pesticide
Step 1: Start by adding the cloves of garlic to a blender or food processor. Ensure the garlic is finely chopped. Then add the garlic to a jar and cover it with ¼ cup mineral oil. Please make sure the garlic infuse the oil for at least 8-10 hours. THE ABOVE IS THE BASE OF YOUR ORGANIC PESTICIDE.
Step 2: Pour the garlic and oil back into the blender and add about 3 cups of water. Process it until the oil and water emulsifies.
Step 3: Add 1 jalapeno pepper to the garlic mixture in blender and process it till it liquefy
Step 4: Add 250ML vinegar into the mixture and process until it blends.
Step 5: Get a clean spray bottle and fill half way with water and half way with your organic pesticide. Shake well and spray on plants and soil in the garden.
Apply the organic pesticide once or twice in a week, or less as needed
NOTE: Spray lightly. Too much spray may cause the vegetables to taste like garlic
I hope this helps someone! Feel free to leave comments bellow.