Q: Raspberry Spray?
We have raspberries in our backyard and Skitters picks them off the bush and eats them but we like to eat them as well but this last year there were bugs eating them and sliming all over them I am not sure what type of bugs or insects were doing this but that meant no berries for us just for Skitters. I was wondering what type of spray I could use on the berries to get rid of the insects that would not be harmful to Skitters or the wild animals and stray cats that eat them as well that we could use next year so we can have some rasberries. Cause I love raspberries if I wasn't living here the bush would not be there. Who Can Help Me?
Aug 07, 2010
You can sprinkle food grade diatomaceous earth around your plants to eliminate snails, slugs, & most other crawling insects. Its also a natural flea & tick treatment for pets & can be sprinkled on their food to treat intestinal parasites. Be sure its food grade though because the other is not safe for pets. Also, it kills all bugs that come in contact with it, so use it sparingly & only on the ground around the plants under attack so your beneficial insects are less likely to be harmed. Neem oil is non-toxic to birds & mammals but kills many types of insects & prevents fungus. Products containing mint,cinnamon, lemon, &/or orange oils, will control most insects. There are a lot of organic, pet-friendly products on the market. Lowes & Home Depot both have a good selection of organic products. Just be sure to read your labels.
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