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Natural Pest Control

Beat the bugs using less chemicals

Pests & diseases can be a problem in Perth gardens. Why use chemicals when there are more natural alternatives? 

Green Life Soil Co Natural Pest Control

Bugs eating your broccoli?  Caterpillars devouring your cabbages?

It's frustrating to see your lovely garden under attack by pests.  We can help you with pest and disease control products and advice.

Did you know that many conventional pesticides are systemic, which means to be effective and long lasting they are absorbed into the tissue of the plant, so that when the insect chews on it, the pest eats the poison and dies.  Hmmn.  So what happens when YOU pick and eat your vegetables?

At The Green Life Soil Co we only stock pest control products that are either Certified Organic or allowable for use under Organic standards.  Why use harmful chemicals when often there are simple alternatives?

We believe that most pest and disease problems in gardens stem from other factors, like seasonal conditions, humidity, etc.  By improving or changing conditions within your garden, often pest numbers will reduce to tolerable levels, or the pests may even disappear completely if the conditions under which they flourish are modified.

Remember that pesticides are mostly non-specific; and that beneficial insects can also be harmed by broad spectrum applications.

Assuming pests numbers are problematic, some treatments can be easily and cheaply made at home (see our pest & disease recipe fact sheet for more information). 

Correct ID of the pest or disease is important too.  (See the link to the Ag Dept of WA on our 'Links & Resources' page.)  We can help you with ready made treatments for:-

Snails & Slugs
Aphids
Thrips and Whitefly
Fruit Fly
Caterpillars
Scale and Mealy Bug
Black Spot, Mildew (and other fungal problems)
Other insect pests


Pests & diseases can be a problem in Perth gardens. Why use chemicals when there are more natural alternatives? 

Green Life Soil Co Natural Pest Control

Bugs eating your broccoli?  Caterpillars devouring your cabbages?

It's frustrating to see your lovely garden under attack by pests.  We can help you with pest and disease control products and advice.

Did you know that many conventional pesticides are systemic, which means to be effective and long lasting they are absorbed into the tissue of the plant, so that when the insect chews on it, the pest eats the poison and dies.  Hmmn.  So what happens when YOU pick and eat your vegetables?

At The Green Life Soil Co we only stock pest control products that are either Certified Organic or allowable for use under Organic standards.  Why use harmful chemicals when often there are simple alternatives?

We believe that most pest and disease problems in gardens stem from other factors, like seasonal conditions, humidity, etc.  By improving or changing conditions within your garden, often pest numbers will reduce to tolerable levels, or the pests may even disappear completely if the conditions under which they flourish are modified.

Remember that pesticides are mostly non-specific; and that beneficial insects can also be harmed by broad spectrum applications.

Assuming pests numbers are problematic, some treatments can be easily and cheaply made at home (see our pest & disease recipe fact sheet for more information). 

Correct ID of the pest or disease is important too.  (See the link to the Ag Dept of WA on our 'Links & Resources' page.)  We can help you with ready made treatments for:-

Snails & Slugs
Aphids
Thrips and Whitefly
Fruit Fly
Caterpillars
Scale and Mealy Bug
Black Spot, Mildew (and other fungal problems)
Other insect pests


  • Eco-oil Hippo RTU 750mL

    Eco-oil Hippo RTU 750mL

    750mL Ready To Use Spray Bottle

    Eco-oil is white oil, "Hippo Enhanced".  The  manufacturers claim:

    Eco-oil is a registered organic miticide and insecticide (registered with BFA). It controls a range of problem insects including scale, aphids, two-spotted mite, whitefly and citrus leafminer. Safe for use on vegies, as well as ornamentals, with no withholding period. Spray and eat on the same day! Also safe for beneficial insects like bees, ladybeetles and earthworms.

    eco-oil is now HIPPO Enhanced!

    HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil is a revolutionary approach to pest control and is the results of a 3 year research project with Charles Sturt University. 

    The project investigated the natural defense mechanisms of plants, in particular the way plants produce volatile organic compounds when being attacked by pests.  These compounds act as SOS messages to beneficial insects letting them know that tasty snacks are on nearby plants! A whole range of beneficial insects are attracted including ladybeetles, lacewings, hoverflies and parasitoids.

    The HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil formulation replicates this defence mechanism by including these organic compounds into spray.  The research clearly showed that the HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil will attract beneficial insects into the garden.  Pretty amazing hey?

    So use HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil to kill those troublesome pests and at the same it will attract beneficial insects to help get your garden ecosystem into better balance.

    For other ideas & information on natural pest control, see our fact sheet on our main website.

    Price: $14.85


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