Any natural remedies to bug control on peppers??

Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)June 10, 2014

I am growing four pepper plants in pots and using sevens dust to control my plant eating bugs. Is there any natural remedies like tobacco juice or something that works just as well ? I prefer to get away from the sevens dust.

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Which bug or bugs do you have a problem with?

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 8:59AM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Not sure other than tiny ants that I can see. Something is eating holes in the leaves. Had worms in my peppers last year so I am expecting the same this year.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 10:25AM
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With rare exceptions, ants are not a pest that needs to be eliminated, they are excellent for your conditioning and aerating soil. Fire ants are something most people don't want in their gardens, but they aren't harmful to plants.

Holes in the leaves could be many things. If tiny holes, probably flea beetles. They are self limiting and usually don't so much harm and are pretty much gone by this time of year. Big holes could be a number of things; a picture would help.

There are a number of worms that will destroy garden plants; Bt applications, like Dipel, are specific to caterpillars and won't harm anything else.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 3:32PM
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