Organic methods of pest control

There are a number of organic methods of pest control, including:

  • use of diluted cow urine and vermiwash as a preventive measure
  • picking off pests by hand
  • use of pheromone traps for fruit flies
  • growing plants like maize which attract insects like lady bugs (predators) that attack pests
  • use of microbial pesticides and biological agents like Heliothis, Spodoptera, Trichogramma, Trichoderma, etc.
  • use of organic pesticides made from neem, ginger, chill, Vitex negundo (Indian pivet tree), custard apple (the seeds), Pongamia pinnata (pongam/karanj), asafoetida, turmeric, garlic, tobacco, nux vomica, tulsi, Persian lilac, etc.

Each organic pesticide is made and used in a specific way.

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