The plants in your garden and yard are vulnerable to a variety of insects that can damage or even kill roots, leaves, vegetables and flowers. By applying a chemical or natural pesticide product, you can ensure that your plants stay protected throughout the year so that they can grow and thrive.
The most common pesticides on the market are made from organochlorides, pyrethroids or other chemicals that kill insects or stop them from reproducing. Organochloride pesticides are among the strongest of these chemicals and function by inhibiting nerve impulses in insects.
Many chemical pesticides are highly effective on all types of insects but must be applied carefully because of their toxicity. If you have children or pets, make sure to purchase a chemical pesticide that has a low level of toxicity, and also take care to follow the package directions so that you don't inadvertently damage your plants. Despite the care with which they should be applied, chemical pesticides can be an excellent choice when facing a severe insect infestation, or when used sparingly to protect vulnerable plants, because they tend to be more effective than natural alternatives.
In recent years, completely natural pesticides have become more and more common due to their lack of toxicity and ease of use. Organic pesticides are made from a variety of different substances, including aromatic oils that insects find distasteful, substances made from plants that have natural pest-resistant properties, and minerals and other materials that naturally repel or kill insects.
Organic pesticides are a great choice for the home gardener because they can be applied liberally without any danger. For gardeners with small children or pets who sometimes handle or ingest soil or plants, organic insecticides are an absolute must.
Available in sprays, powders and solutions, organic pesticide fertilizers are a convenient product. Pesticide fertilizers are made from a special preparation of soil-enriching substances and ground-up plants and minerals with pest-resistant properties. They are simple to use because they are added directly to the soil, and they do double duty by improving the health of your plants and protecting them from pests at the same time.