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Three pest controlling solution every home gardener must know – Priticious – Blog for Gardening, Craft and Hobbies

Three pest controlling solution every home gardener must know

Hello Gardeners,

Last year I was challenged by caterpillars and fungal infestation in my garden. Lost some of the fruits before harvest. So, I did my research and created the list of common pest controlling solutions for every home or hobby gardeners. They are as follows

  • Neem Oil
  • Spinosad
  • Bt( Bacillus thuringiensis)

Interesting things are , They are natural and organic.

I have been a regular user of Neem oil in my garden on flowering plants.  Click Neem Oil In Gardening for my notes which I update regularly.

Spinosad is an insecticide which do not harm beneficial insect but help control  beetle, caterpillar and thrips pests.


Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) – It is a pesticide which helps in controlling caterpillar.


Please note, spray the Bt where the infestation is. Do not spray it all over you might end up hurting butterfly larvae.

I am an avid user of Insecticide soap solution (water + dish soap + baking soda) every twice a week in Spring and Summer but sometimes It fails to control rapid growth of caterpillar, beetle and thrips. With  my limited experience with Spinosad and Bt, I would advice use them when it is needed.

If you are a frequent user of Spinosad and Bt in your daily gardening please share your experience with us. Let’s learn from each other.

Happy Gardening!!

*Product highlighted is what I am using you might like different brands

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