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Basalt dust can be helpful in dealing with insects. The dust causes the insects to dehydrate and is also known to be a healthy additive to the soil.
Diatomaceous earth kills a whole host of insect pests on contact. It contains fossilized remains of diatoms and kills by ingestion or by contact with the powder, which cuts the exoskeleton, causing dehydration within 48 hrs. Insects cannot develop a resistance to it since there are no chemicals to which they can build up an immunity.
Dipel is specific to leaf-eating caterpillars and worms. This powder when eaten breaks down the digestive wall of the caterpillar or worm causing it to not be able to eat or digest food anymore. Caterpillars and worms usually die within 1-3 days.
This clear, soap-like liquid is composed of fatty acid salts and contains no petroleum additives and is labeled to control aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites on fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals.
A unique blend of mollusk bait and iron phosphate (a naturally occurring soil mineral that breaks down into fertilizer), this bait lures slugs and snails from their hiding places and plants. Ingestion causes slugs to stop feeding for immediate plant protection, and death within 3-6 days.