Tiny Bugs and insects have their own purpose in this world, be it in the form of pollinators or as food for other animals. But at times, it is essential to get rid of these pesky ones, especially when they are a danger to food crops or plants. So how can we get rid of these? Chemical and synthetic pesticides are surely not an option to go for, as they are harmful to both, plant and soil. There should be a safer alternative, something that is Eco-friendly yet effective against pests. Essential Oils are one such alternative. Their anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties help them work as green pesticides in gardens. Not just for warding off the insects or bugs, but in reality essential oils can also mend many of the ailments plaguing the plants, such as Botrytis. For instance, lavender and tea tree essential oils are found to be highly effective against fungal and bacterial diseases in plants.
Essential oils â€“ Enemies of the Creepy Crawlies in the Garden
Most of the essentials are equally destructive for bugs and pest insects. They can be used on the victim in various ways such as through candles, sprays or even watering cans. Here are some of the most effective essential oil list to eradicate different types of insects or wasps that are prevalent in your gardens:
Ants: Cedarwood Oil, Citronella Oil, Garlic Oil
Beetles: Cedarwood Oil, Peppermint Oil
Aphids: Spearmint Oil
Chiggers: Lemongrass Oil
Caterpillars: Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil
Cutworm: Cedarwood Oil
Flies: Lemongrass Oil
Mosquitos: Citronella Oil
Plant lice: Cedarwood Oil
Head lice: Tea Tree Oil
Roaches: Cinnamon Oil, Eucalyptus Oil
Slugs: Garlic Oil
Ticks: Lemongrass Oil
Cedarwood Oil is a specific essential oil that can be used in bug sprays, as it works well in combating pest insects.
A compound called octopamine is vital for pheromone drove bugs like ticks and fleas. The cedar oil blocks the neurotransmitters in pests that are receptive to octopamine, thereby suffocating and killing them. Similarly, D-limonene compound is deadly to mostly all pest insects. Limonene can dissolve the waxy coating of exoskeletons in insects. The essential oils destroy colonies of ants and prevent further re-infestation by eradicating all pheromone trails left by ants.
A healthy garden or a healthy ecosystem must have insects in them. Some insects are vital for the garden, while others are pests for growing plants and crops. Removing pest insects and bugs from your garden via chemical means can do more harm than good. Therefore, it is always ideal to look for greener and safer alternatives, like essential oils.
Health and Beauty Natural Oils (HBNO), based in California is committed to offering its customers with the highest quality essential oils at competitive prices. HBNOâ€™s essential oil is cold pressed from plants that have been grown organically. We provide essential oils in both bulk and wholesale qualities to all parts of the world.