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Insect Controls

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.

Organic Concentrates

Neem Oil

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.

  • Neem Oil 8 oz, $11.95
  • Neem Oil 32 oz, $33.50
GoGnats

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.

  • goGnats 16oz concentrate, $23.95
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.

  • Monterey Garden Insect Spray with Spinosad Concentrate 16oz, $19.95
SM 90

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.

  • SM 90 1 liter (33.8 oz), $14.99
  • SM 90 4 liter (135 oz), $75.95
Azatrol

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.

  • Azatrol pint concentrate (16oz), $60.95
  • Azatrol 4oz Concentrate, $24.95

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.

  • Safer Insect Killing Soap 32oz, $11.95
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.

  • Fox Farm Don't Bug Me Spray, 24 oz bottle, $13.95

 

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's Insecticidal Soap Concentrate 16 oz, $11.95
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.

  • Safer Caterpillar Killer Concentrate 8oz, $11.99
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. 

  • Take Down Garden Spray (concentrate)16 oz, $19.95
  • Take Down Garden Spray (ready to use) 16 oz, $11.95
Diatomaceous Earth

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.

  • Diatomaceous Earth 1.5lbs, $7.99
  • Diatomaceous Earth 4lbs, $12.95
Sluggo

Sluggo is an easy-to-use granular snail and slug killer. Remains effective after rain or sprinkiling, active ingredient is Iron Phosphate.

  • Sluggo, 1lb, $9.95
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.

  • Prozap Insect Guard, single card, $12.95
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. 

  • Yellow Sticky Traps (5), $5.95
Blue Sticky Traps

Same as above, but the blue color attracts thrips. Sold in a package of 5 traps. 

  • Blue Sticky Traps (5), $5.95
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.

  • Lady Bugs
  • Spider Mite Predators
  • Aphid Predators
  • Thrips Predators
  • Green Lacewing Larvae
  • Predatory Nematodes

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!

  • Safer Garden Fungicide 32oz, $10.95
  • Safer Garden Fungicide concentrate (makes up to 4 gallons), $14.95
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.

  • Botanicare Aqua Shield 32 oz, $12.95
  • Botanicare Aqua Shield gallon, $34.95
   
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