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Mock-pesticides?

I am sorry your garden is being raided, that is always frustrating. I once washed colored chalk drawings off a sidewalk and I noticed some of the areas with lots of blue chalk looked a bit like ...
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How long do I need to stay off the lawn after applying weed killer?

Read the label of the product you are using. The label will state a re-entry interval. Without the label we don't know what is in the specific spray you are using, so we can't give a proper answer.
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

It's extremely helpful that you included the actual ingredient list in your question, rather than a brandname - thank you! So you know, I grow anything that I eat organically and this question is one ...
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Mock-pesticides?

It's pretty common for actual pesticides to be mixed with a colored "spray pattern indicator". Without this there's little indication your expensive and dangerous chemicals have been used ...
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Can I fertilize my plants after putting pesticide?

Yes of course you can fertilize them after you put all those pesticide on them. But next time, you must fertilize them before anything bad happen to them! I know and am sorry it is too late. In ...
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How long do I need to stay off the lawn after applying weed killer?

The MSDS lists three active ingredients, and another product, Bonide BK-32 has the same formulation (active ingredients and proportions). Bonide BK-32's instruction booklet includes the following ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

Predatory mites that eat spider mites might help. You can buy them, but they may be expensive. Make sure to remove any substances left on the plants that might kill the predatory mites. We have a ...
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Should I treat every aphid infestation?

Giles. Not really...there is no black and white but better a light gray. Sooner one treats aphids the better. Hard spray of water, NEEM sprayed at night as soon as you see crowds of aphids on your ...
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Too Many Spiders

I find that if you destroy the webs with a stick or something the spiders will tend to move on after a while to less disturbed locations. You probably have a lot of spiders because there's a lot of ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

Spider mites like warm, dry conditions and will thrive in such an environment, so it sounds as if that's what you've provided them with. Plumeria species like to be kept evenly moist from spring ...
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Mock-pesticides?

An approach with some research to back it is to put up images of eyes watching you. Especially if combined with words that direct the reader's attention to themselves and what they're doing, it ...
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What is this ladybug-like insect that is damaging my kale, and how can I control it?

This insect is the Harlequin cabbage bug. After examining the picture linked to by pnuts, I returned to the garden and found instances of both versions of this bug. I assume that these two colorations ...
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Can Spinetoram be used to control cherry tree slugs without harming nearby bees and fruit?

I've no experience if any spinosins, none have been approved for use in the EU or the UK, but I did find this http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/aeru/ppdb/en/Reports/1144.htm#none which suggests (near the ...
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Imidian for apple trees

It's name is spelled as Imidan, it is available only in some countries and it doesn't protect against fungus because it is an insecticide. Although it can be used against pests, it is highly toxic to ...
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Would Diatomaceous Earth work for spraying unreachable Tent Caterpillar nests?

Diatomaceous earth as an insecticide requires that the bugs slide across the surface of the DE which then acts as little razors shredding their epithelial layers so that they lose the ability to ...
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What illness/pest has this rosemary and what to do with it?

Check the plants carefully, examining them closely to make sure there is no evidence of spider mite (webbing, tiny red or brownish insects). Assuming there isn't anything to find, you've said the ...
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Eliminating Vine Weevils without neonicotinoids

Acetamiprid is, as you say, not desirable to use in a garden; however, for vine weevil, the treatment is not sprayed, it is applied as a soil drench to kill the larvae, meaning it is less likely to ...
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How to make plants uneatable for cattles

You can use a non-toxic spray repellant such as Liquid Fence. Made specifically for spraying the home garden against deer and rabbits, the concoction is not a poison at all. It is a stinky garlic and ...
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Trying to determine appropriate dosage for rose systemic treatment

It's really interesting that the company hides the ingredients for this priduct. According to a rather blurry photo that I found, the insectide is imidicloprid. This is a neonictinoid and will kill ...
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Will a homemade insecticide affect the taste of herbs or other edible plants?

There are plenty of organic versions you could use that will not leave a bad taste, you could just flush out the soil before harvesting and make sure all the foliage is washed carefully before eating/...
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Soybean oil as insect repellent?

Soybean oil is very high in fat, and it is commonly used at around 2% of total volume to ensure the effective natural essential oils do not disappear as quickly (i.e. it provides a covering layer to ...
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Get rid of pesticide resistant Spider Mites?

It makes me crazy to read that you may use pesticide inside... I re-read your question and saw it was a plant garden. Never mind. Be careful with pesticide. One thing you could try is to use ...
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How to safely use Baby Bio house plant insecticide spray?

This is white fly. Instead of spraying I'd use a dip. NEEM is pretty much similar to your Baby Bio? Use a paper plate slit once from edge to center, place on the top of this pot. Mix NEEM as ...
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What is this small white pest on the leaves of my office plant called?

That I believe is white fly. I would take that plant into the shower and turn cold water on it. I would then transplant into fresh potting soil maybe a bit larger pot. Spray with the correct ...
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Really virulent mosquitos - dealing with them and their bites

I would recommend against trying to spray against them, even if you can find a product suitable for the job, you are unlikely to be able to spray a wide enough area for it be effective. If you did ...
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Help with weed identification - how can I get rid of them for good?

Looks like common chickweed (Stellaria media). This is a winter annual, with seeds germinating in late fall (maybe very early spring in the northern US). Spraying it with a weed killer now will be ...
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Advice for getting rid of Green Fly?

You've said you used Provado Ultimate Bugkiller and Doff All in one, three weeks in a row. Provado Ultimate Bugkiller should only be repeated every 10 days, and is both systemic and contact in action. ...
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Neem oil and pollination

Neem oil is not well studied but appears to act in a few different ways, depending on application: Via contact with the insect: it is an oil and can block an insects breathing tubes if applied ...
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Coffee grounds as pesticide or fertilizer (in general and/or for Chinese Evergreens)

The black flies in the soil are probably fungus gnats, Coffee grounds aren't known to be a control, but sand and diatomaceous earth on the top of the soil are known controls, so perhaps the coffee ...
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Attempting neem oil on my Haworthias: how often should I spray?

This is all about lifecycle management and good coverage. It doesn't matter whether you use Neem oil or soap or if you add isopropyl alcohol (dessicant) or mineral oil (surfactant). Neem oil is ...
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