Hello, but was wondering what everyone's favorite natural methods for controlling pests are? Some of mine are water spray for aphids, biodegradable Dawn liquid dish soap for mealybug and scale (adding in gentle scrubbing with a soft toothbrush), and ground cinnamon for discouraging ants in potted plants. 

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Some of the methods I have found effective are companion planting and the various biodynamic methods pioneered by Rudolf Stiner.

It must also be remembered that if the garden or crop is healthy the pests will not be present! The prescence of pests is diagnostic of imbalance on either a physical or energetic level.

I also use the soapy water.. For my garden this year, I'm trying a chicken moat. To help deter deer and some of the, less than helpful, insects.


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