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Garden Pesticide Products – A Good Safe Product
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Garden Pesticide Products – A Good Safe Product

A good safe product for use in the house or in the garden.

As summer moves up to the north and winter slides down to the south.

(Here's a thought, what do members of the “flat world society” say when the seasons change?)

The seasonal changes bring activity to the gardens, the pests come out of their winter hibernation to become their very name, PESTS. The mosquitoes seek the blood of humans, vampires so small and irritating, the flies to feed on table scraps and designed to get under one's skin. There is a product produced by Bayer® for just such pests as these, that I have use on so many occasions, reducing the irritation factor of unwanted pests.

The product is a pyrethroid based insecticide, pyrethroid being an organic compound the same as pyrethrins found in the flowers Chrysanthemum. This leads thoughts to the complementary planting program of planting certain herbs within your garden to ward off pests naturally. The product called Coopex® WP is odourless and safe for use within the house hold. I, introduced to this product whilst farming, where my milking stalls were a total fly haven. The product mixed with water and sprayed on the walls and ceiling totally eradicated the problem.

As the product is safe for use on mattresses to control bed bugs, it there by is harmless to humans. The packet instructions warn against use where people have an allergic reaction to pyrethroid. However it does not affect anyone I know, and I have used it extensively. When discovering the effectiveness in my milking stalls I used it throughout the house, spraying a fine mist on the walls and ceilings, enough so as not to run, but merely to leave a fine spray to dry. The house became fly and mosquitoes free, and the residual effect lasted for months, or until the wife decided to wash the walls.

I extended the use to the garden, after all its derived from a garden plant, but its residual effect short-lived if precipitation or irrigation transpired. A solution sought, add a sticking agent like house hold liquid dish washing soap, not only did this extend the effectiveness, but the dish washing soap is a deterrent to aphids and the other sap sucking pests. It worked so well I applied it to the vegetable garden, reminding my wife to wash our fresh produce. My cabbage and lettuce normally frayed by pests, started to look like those available in stores. Slugs, snails and caterpillars went on vacation from my garden.

The wet-able powder became a final rinse in our washing of curtains and lace curtains, forming a barrier to the flying pest attempting to gain entrance to the house via the windows. The flies and insects found dead on the floor below these curtains, attested to the effectiveness of the powder.

This is a safe product to use around you house pets, obviously don't wet them when spraying, safe for use in the kitchen, again not on the eating and cooking utensils. Safe for mattresses and carpets, where we found the odd flea dead on the ground, it is not recommended on the packet for the total control that it gives, but take my word it works, and is safe.


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You have a lovely way of putting your thoughts down that is so readable, Rob. Who would think pesticide could be an interesting topic!?! I must say I'm suspicious of anything around the house and garden that 'kills stuff' even when toted as 'safe'. I just heard that natural sweeteners kill ants and so I bought a packet home from the cafe. Sure enough the ants seem to be loving it and diminishing... but then, it kills people too. Sigh! Thanks for your informative article! Once again I'm amazed at your knowledge.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Heather lovely comments, I will use only poisons I have good knowledge of, pyrethroids are safe, unless you are allergic. just like any product it will affect someone. In our garden we do a lot of complementary planting, herbs with veggies etc to keep off the bugs and pests, getting the balance right , not easy but it seems to work. I always say if the plant works its derivatives should.

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  about 8 years ago

That's good advice. I can relate that back to the concept of homeopathy and it twigs an acceptance of the advice! I wish I knew more about companion planting... without having to think about it and learn it! lol

  
  about 8 years ago
Stacydee  

Good article with great ideas. Many people need help with bedbugs. It's unlikely that product is available for Canada though, maybe we have something similar here. Sounds like it works well.

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  about 8 years ago

Look for the pyrethroid as an active ingredient, they all the same I could name a few but it might be construed as advertising, not sure what we are allow to say.

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  about 8 years ago

Great article Rob. I will have to try some of that this year. Thanks

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  about 8 years ago

Its good stuff, Daniel.

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  about 8 years ago
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