Homemade Pest Control Recipes: Insects Solutions

Insect Repellent

Companion Plant e.g. Plant marigolds around tomatoes and cabbages. Garlic and onions will also discourage insects.


Encircle ant burrow opening with a line of red chili powder, paprika, or dried peppermint leaves.


Mix garlic and green onions in a blender; strain; add soap flakes to the liquid. Spray onto garden in the morning when aphids are feeding; leave for ½ hour; rinse

Bugs (in general)

In a blender 1/3 full of water, liquefy 2 bulbs of garlic and 2 cayenne/jalepeno, or habnero peppers. Strain the solids out and add enough water to make 1 gallon. Shake well. Add ¼ cup of this mixture to 1 gallon of water in a sprayer.

For extra strength add 2 tbsp of vegetables oil. Combine 1 garlic bulb, 1 small onion, 1 tbsp cayenne pepper, 1-2 cups water. Blend and spry.

Chinch Bugs and Grubs

Sprinkle a light film of pure soap flakes on the infested area then water deeply as usual.

June Beetles, Black Spot and Fungus

Boil rhubarb leaves in water, spray resulting liquid on affected plants. (use only on non-edible plants)

Slugs, Snails and Earwigs

Placing a dish full of stale beer in the garden with opening, covered by a board or rock.

Spider Mites or Cabbage Worms

Mix 2 tbsp of table salt and 1 gallon of water until dissolved. Spray affected plants in early morning.

Type Of Building

Post frame buildings and steel buildings are common for farm storage units. Both have the advantage of being extremely durable, even in inclement weather. Both offer a range of pleasing styles and colors. They can be sized for almost any application, including warehouses, livestock buildings, horse barns, or riding arenas. Steel buildings can be constructed in modular prefabricated units that allow for future expansion.

Type Of Entrance Door

You should give some thought to the type of door you would like on your structure. How you will be using your storage building will give you a better idea of the type of door you need. For instance, if you are interested in storage for large farm equipment, wide bifold doors can give you easy access when you need it. Sliding doors, rolling doors and overhead doors are other options. If your building will be located in an area without electrical power, a sliding door may be the simplest option.

Internal Features

Particularly if you will be using your storage unit to house animals, you will need to consider the construction of the interior of the unit. For example, if you will be using your building to house horses, you may want to consider including stall dividers, a tack room and an area for feed storage. Insulation is another important feature to consider.

Customized Options

You may have only a general idea of the type of structure that will work best for your needs. The framing of your building can be fully customized, depending on the size you need. http://remudabuilding.com/agriculture/post-frame-storage-building-construction/ can give you a range of designs that may be suitable for your intended use. As with any other type of construction, you should look at the diverse range of farm storage buildings alberta offers before deciding on one. You can choose between very simple storage options or very expensive, depending on your budget.

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