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Published on May 20th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

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Greening Your Spring Garden: Those Pesky Pests


[Creative Commons photo by gregor_y]

Conventional pesticides are pretty nasty. In Australia, pesticide runoff turned out to be responsible for some terrible fish mutations. Many conventional pesticides are proven carcinogens and groundwater contaminants. Instead of spraying these questionable chemicals, here are a few alternative ways to keep those pests out of the garden!




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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com Tiffany @ NOH

    Ants don’t seem to be affected by Neem oil…but you can sprinkle semolina flour (like the stuff you use for making pasta) or their mounds and they will die after ingesting it. If you’re lucky they’ll even take it back to their queen and kill her too. Cornmeal/corn flour is toxic to slugs so I leave an open jar laid on its side near plants they love, they crawl in to eat it, then crawl away to die.

    Thanks for linking to my blog & hope to have lots more to share with you soon ;)

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