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[The Neem Tree] How to Prevent Bugs

Harnessing Neem: Organic Pest Control

Alex Grady

How effective are organic pest control solutions compared to chemical pesticides?

Organic pest control solutions are becoming increasingly popular due to their effectiveness and safety. While chemical pesticides may offer quick results, organic pest control methods such as neem are more sustainable in the long run, posing fewer risks to the environment, and make sure your crops cause no harm to human health.

Is There A Safe and Powerful Organic Systemic Pesticide?

Yes, there is a safe and powerful organic systemic pesticide called Neem oil. It is derived from the seeds of the Neem tree and is effective in controlling a wide range of pests while being environmentally friendly and safe for beneficial insects.

Neem repellants are nothing new. They're 100% organic and annihilate pests & diseases.

But what are they? Where do the come from? Why are they so good? Here's what you need to know.

The Neem Tree - The Organic Answer to Insecticides

Some pretty incredible trees grow on this planet. One of them's the Neem tree. For thousands of years, people throughout South Asia have depended on them. Walk around the centre of any village in India, Sri Lanka or Burma and you’ll find one. How does that help you? Neem is a natural pesticide, perfect for the organic grower to utilise alongside natural predators like nematodes and sticky traps to keep your crop at optimal health without resorting to pesticides.

Medicinal properties

Neem leaves, flowers, seeds and bark are used to drive out infections.

Its leaves are used to brew remedial drinks and scattered on beds to treat fevers, diarrhoea, chickenpox, eczema, psoriasis and ulcers.

Dried flowers are consumed to fight infections.

Bark and/or seeds are concocted into pastes and applied directly to skin for their anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

Neem leaves

Daily Use - Outside Your Growing Space and Greenhouse

The benefits don't stop there.

Small twigs with the bark peeled back make excellent organic, antiseptic toothbrushes when chewed.

On top of this, at the end of summer and winter, the leaves are stashed away with seasonal clothes to stop moths taking up residence.

How versatile!

Harness Organic Pest Control in Your Gardening

Neem trees are great insecticides! We'd recommend using it throughout your grow. The presence in your growing space is enough to keep pests away. Neem blocks are an incredibly easy way to control pests.

Treat Aphids, Mites, Larvae, Thrips and More

Neem is a powerful organic pest control option that can effectively treat various pests such as aphids, spider mites, larvae, and thrips from young plants, Throughout your grow you can utilise neem to combat insect pests. Also, in outdoor gardening, it'll help repel snails, grubs caterpillars and beetles.

When used as a pesticide, it disrupts the life cycle of pests in multiple ways. Firstly, it acts as a repellent, deterring insects from feeding on plants treated with it. Secondly, it suffocates the pests by clogging their breathing pores, leading to their eventual death. Moreover, it contains compounds that interfere with the insect's ability to moult and reproduce, further reducing their population over time.

Unlike chemical pesticides, it does not harm beneficial insects like bees and ladybugs, making it a safer and more environmentally friendly option for pest control. Its natural properties make it an effective solution for managing pest infestations while maintaining a healthy ecosystem in your garden or grow space.

Over time, bugs learn to stay well away - it's a great repellant.

Neem Based Products

The clue's in the name - neem repellents are best used as a preventative measure.

An Organic Pest Preventative

Organic pest control using neem as a preventative measure is a fantastic way to keep pests at bay and be eco-friendly. Neem, acts as a powerful deterrent against a wide range of pests whilst being safe for plants, animals, and the environment. By incorporating it into your pest control routine, you can effectively protect your garden or growing space from unwanted visitors without the use of harmful chemicals.

To stop bugs showing up, spray over, under and around plants. As long as plants are completely covered, bugs and pests have no choice but to consume your spray when trying to feed.

Don't forget to spray the edges of your tent. You can do this before even starting your crop.

In soil, you can add neem repellant to your root zone - just add it to your feeding regime. Once absorbed by roots, any juices plants secrete will contain the repellant.

We recommend:

  • Apply neem oil spray every 3 days for 2 - 3 weeks
  • Mix into main feed for 2 - 3 weeks
  • Add a neem block to your intake ducting

To really make your grow room hostile to pests, raise your humidity at the same time.

Warning: If applying to flowering plants, don't spray after weeks 5 or 6 - you can continue to add it as a root feed until harvest.

Pesticides in an emergency

If you haven’t been applying as a preventative and an infestation breaks out, use a neem product alongside something faster acting, like Pyrethrum 5 EC.

Pyrethrum will take care of the infestation while the neem repellent prevents future problems.

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