Member Advice on Pest Deterrent

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Herbs suffer pests and diseases just the same as other plants; this review is how to spot them and also how to deal with them. As you may have guessed I am very into organic gardening, which I use in my garden and on my allotment. It's not easy being organic as some pests are not very nice ... Read review

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Hopefully banish pests with friendly control Review with images

AdvantagesEco-friendly and safer to eat

DisadvantagesThe biological method can be expensive but safer

"Herbs suffer pests and diseases just the same as other plants; this review is how to spot them and also how to deal with them. As you may have guessed I am very into organic gardening, which I use in my garden and on my allotment. It's not easy being organic as some pests are not very nice to pick of, but hopefully I will give you some advice to keep that dreaded chemical out of the garden. **Biological control Biological controls are becoming ..." Read review
19.02.2007

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Community Level 5Night_Rider

Night_Rider

Banish Slugs and Snails Naturally

AdvantagesSafe with pets and children

DisadvantagesNone

"With two baby tortoises about to wander around the garden this summer, I realised I can no longer go sprinkling my slug pellets about willy-nilly. I have therefore had to consider the habits of slugs and snails very carefully and ways to dispose of them naturally. I remember sitting outside one summers evening last year and remember being able to hear the little buggers munching away at my plants. Armed with a torch I sprinkled pellets merrily ..." Read review
26.03.2002

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Community Level 4Fairy_Kisses

Fairy_Kisses

Thats what Little Boys are Made Of

AdvantagesKind not cruel

DisadvantagesDoesnt always work

"Suger and spice and all things nice, thats what little girls are made of. Slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails, thats what little boys are made of. He he, thats what my nan used to sing when I was a little girl, I thought I would start by sharing that with you. Ok, that over with, now I will be serious. :)Well, spring is over and the summer is almost upon us, if we in good old blighty get one that is. I love my garden, it's only small, comprising ..." Read review
28.05.2002

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Repelling alien invaders from the antipodes

AdvantagesNot fast enough to run away

DisadvantagesDifficult to control chemically

"A sinister visitor is making it's way across the United Kingdom, quietly creeping from garden to garden in the dead of night, hunting out and voraciously consuming it's defenceless prey. It sneaks up behind it's victim, corrosive digestive juices flow from it's skin, it brings it's entire body weight down upon it before clamping it's jaws on the unfortunate creature's body and literally sucks the insides out, leaving the shrivelled remains to dry ..." Read review
14.05.2003

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Community Level 3Conicview

Conicview

Getting rid of slugs

AdvantagesEnvironmentally friendly

DisadvantagesSlightly more time consuming than chemicals

"Six years ago I moved into a house with a major slug problem in the garden. Slugs, by the way, as you probably know, have healthy appetites for most plants, fruit and veg. Every time it rained and often when it didn’t, hundreds of slugs came out in droves – black ones, brown ones, striped and spotted ones, long and thin, short and fat ones – so many different kinds of slugs. But I had this idea that I wanted to garden organically, so I have tried ..." Read review
26.06.2001

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Lower fuel bills, warmer home, less pollution
None if properly installed by reputable contractor (*)
Safe for kids and animals after application, a little seems to go a long way.
Takes between 2 and 3 weeks to get results (*)
Healthier food for the gardener, better for wildlife and the environment
seeds and compost costs slightly more , also pests and diseases can be hard to deal with (*)
Plants for any part of the garden
None (*)
You have a mini zoo in your garden
Croaking in the middle of the night (*)
SAVING YOU MONEY, SAVING THE EARTH
ARE BIG COMPANIES USING IT AS AN ADVERTISING GIMMICK? (*)
Renting is definitely better.
None (*)
Keeps fish alive, helps them thrive.
poor water quality without it. (*)
Warm, economical
Need regular servicing (*)
Reasonable prices, an easy process, beautiful country
I'm not there all the time, I miss my little flat (*)
Peaceful, smaller property, great community spirit, safe, self-contained
Though strong, a mobile/park home is built of flimsier material than a brick home (*)
Covers large areas
Full of creepy crawlies (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members