Deal with Garden Insects
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
Bamboo Ladybug Feeder. Just hang this natural bamboo feeder, bait it by adding a few raisins and they will come. It provides them a structural habitat to live on and the raisins provide food after they've cleared the garden of nasty pests. Much better and simpler solution than spraying toxic chemicals all around your home and garden.
Pinner: soapy water can help eliminate pests. A comment: When the going gets tough I add some listerine type mouth wash and a bit of water that I soaked chewing tobacco in. With this mix I can defeat 90% - 95% of the pests I encounter, slugs, snails and rabbits hate the taste of it. It is an ingredient it the worlds greatest composting mix too.
Pinner says, "Bee Balm (Bergamot) improves tomato growth & flavor & attracts bees. Borage tends to strengthen growth & flavor in vegetables & discourages tomato hornworms & cabbage worms. Petunias repel the asparagus beetle, leafhoppers, certain aphids & tomato worms. (Plant them near tomatoes & throughout the garden.) Tomatoes like asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm, Borage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Parsley & Petunias. They don’t like potatoes and members of the cabbage family. "
Want to remove aphids from a distance? Brew a strong tea from citrus peels. Cool and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray infested plants. Won't harm your plant but will burn the aphids Ants raise aphids so to get rid of aphids, you have to get rid of ants. Dousing ant hills with white vinegar a few times should do the trick. Keep ants away from humingbird feeders by coating the wire or chain holding it with petroleum jelly.