Insect & Disease Control
While it's true that indoor gardens tend to have fewer insect problems than outdoor gardens, they are by no means immune. Keep a close eye on your plants and you can often catch insect problems early, giving you more options for effective (and safe) treatment.
100% organic, all-natural pesticide. Interferes with an insect's ability to mature and reproduce. Effective against spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, scale, aphids, mealy bugs, and tons of other bugs. Neem Oil can be used at half strength as a foliar feed to stimulate vigorous plant growth.
Poison-free alternative for the control of soil-fungus gnats, mites, aphids, moths and other garden and hydroponic pests. May be used as a spray, added to nutrient reservoirs or used as a soil drench. For hydroponics, it is recommended to add directly to reservoirs on a regular basis as part of a plant maintenance program. for planting mixes, may be added to liquid fertilizers.
Monterey Garden Insect Spray
With active ingredient Spinosad, this natural OMRI listed product works on a variety of insects that eat leaves and foliage. Monterey Garden Insect Spray works well on thrips, leafminers and caterpillars.
SM 90 is a concentrated blend of natural plant extracts in a vegetable oil base. Controls common insects such as spider mites and thrips. SM 90 can also be used to treat leaf or tissue fungus, as well as root disease. Use as a foliar spray, water in, or both.
Azatrol is a broad spectrum botanical product for control of insects and mites on indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, shrubs, flowers, garden vegetables, fruit and nut trees. Azatrol offers an array of effects by acting as a repellent, anti-feedant, insect growth reglator and ovipositioning deterrent. As a molting inhibitor, it prevents insect larvae from developing into adult, with insects failing to mature and reproduce. Low odor and OMRI listed.
Organic Ready-to-Use Bug Sprays
Safer Insect Killing Soap
This is an OMRI listed organic insect spray, effective on thrips, spider mites, aphids mealybugs, whiteflies as well as other insects. Made from a potassium base, this spray can be applied up to the day of harvest. Multiple treatments need to be made to get complete control of the insect infestation.
Fox Farm Don't Bug Me Spray
This ready-to-use bug spray from Fox Farm contains pyrethrins to be effective on a wide variety of damaging insects, but is safe to use until just before harvest.
Other Pest Controls & Insecticides
Safer's Insecticidal Soap Concentrate
Mix concentrate with water to control insects such as spider mites, thrips, aphids, and whiteflies. Insecticidal soap is a contact killer, meaning that it must make direct contact with the insect in order to kill it. Repeat applications are necessary for total control. Safe for fruits and vegetables, and can be used up until the day of harvest. Makes up to 6 gallons of spray.
Safer Caterpillar Killer Concentrate
Garden ests die within a few days of eating leaves sprayed with Safer Caterpillar Killer. It can be used on trees, shrubs, and veggies to control bagworms, webworms, tent caterpillars, gypsy moth larvae, tomato hornworms and other leaf-eating caterpillars without harming beneficial creatures such as ladybugs or earthworms.
Take Down Garden Spray
A new product containing natural pyrethrin plus canola oil. Combines the fast knockdown of pyrethrin and the residual activity of horticultural oils. Effective on a wide variety of common garden pests. Concentrated...use just 2-4 teaspoons to make one quart of spray.
Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, non-toxic crawling insect control. This light powder acts by cutting and dehydrating crawling insects. It will not harm birds or earthworms.
Sluggo is an easy-to-use granular snail and slug killer. Remains effective after rain or sprinkiling, active ingredient is Iron Phosphate.
Prozap Insect Guard
Insect Guard is a hanging card that kills flying and crawling pests including mosquitoes, flies, moths, and spiders. This long lasting, round the clock protection is simply removed from the package to activate Prozap and to begin controlling action.
Yellow Sticky Traps
Hang these traps near your plants to control whiteflies, aphids, and fungus gnats. Insects are attracted to the yellow color, then get stuck to the trap and die. Sticky substance is non-toxic to humans and domestic animals. Sold in a package of 5 traps.
Blue Sticky Traps
Same as above, but the blue color attracts thrips. Sold in a package of 5 traps.
Biological Pest Control
AHL distributes a variety of natural pest controls, including predator insects, natural parasites, and beneficial nematodes. These are usually shipped directly to you from an insectary, so please contact AHL for details on the following controls. Many others are available, so please ask us for a recommendation for your particular situation.
Fungus & Root Disease Control
Safer Garden Fungicide
Safer Garden Fungicide is an ORMI organic certified spray formulated for powdery mildew, black spot and rust. For flowers, fruit and vegetables, this spray is made with sulfur which inhibits the attack of fungal diseases by creating an environment which is not optimal for disease growth. To be used at the first sign of infection, covering tops and bottoms of all leaves. Can be used up to the day of harvest!
Botanicare Aqua Shield
Aquashield is a bio-fungicide water treatment that helps suppress and resist damping off diseases, and will strengthen your clones' roots and offer your new plants the best chance of survival when transplanted. Aquashield product composition: Bacillus subtilis, Paenibacillus polymxa, Bacillus circulans, and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. The guaranteed analysis is:CFU/Gram 1.7E x10 6.
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