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ORGANIC PESTICIDE - IT USES LEMONS!


Similar to the story we did on Orange Guard, this organic insect killer uses a base not of oranges, but of lemon oil.

It's called SharpShooter and it's a natural organic insect killer made of natural lemon components that kill insects on contact. It comes in a ready-to-use formula can be used indoors and outdoors.

The active ingredient d-Limonene found in citrus oils kills many flying and crawling insects on contact by destroying the waxy coating of the insect's respiratory system. With their respiratory systems damaged, the insects basically suffocate.

This is an excellent organic pesticide for the hobby gardener with a variety of plants, as it is designed to kill a host of flying and crawling insects on contact.

It's safe to use on your favorite roses, flowers, vegetables, shrubs and fruit trees, and it kills the most common flying and crawling insects, including:

Fire ants
Aphids
Bean beetles
Cabbage loopers
Caterpillars
Earwigs
Flea beetles
Japanese beetles
Leafhoppers
Mealybugs
Mites
Rose chafers
Scales
Snails/slugs
Adult whiteflies.

SharpShooter is an excellent product to try out. It is safe to use even on the day of harvest.

Helpful Hints:

  • Spray when insects first appear

  • Make sure to spray as many insects as possible to ensure control

  • If foliage is thick, make sure to spray thoroughly to get hiding insects

  • Spray upper and lower foliage until run-off

  • Repeat weekly or as needed to control infestation

  • Avoid spraying plants in hot midday sun

  • Spray up to the day of harvest



 




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Keep Some Birds Away

When you have worked very hard to grow your grapes, fruits and vegetables, it's hard to not be bothered when birds come in and take the best of everything!

A few tricks that work well are: netting over grapes, mylar strips tied to branches of your fruit trees, even blow up owls work.

If you use a blow up owl, or scarecrow, keep in mind to move them every few days so they appear to "move." Othewise the birds get wise fast and they are no good.


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