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    Default White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    I am seeking alternative ways of getting rid of various garden pests, my rival at the moment seems to be the white moth who seems hell-bent on eating my cabbages

    I know there is Derris Dust etc, but I am looking for the old remedies (like if you grow a certain plant in the vicinity, it will keep such-and-such pest away etc)

    I figure we eat enough poisons now, why add to it?
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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Cluster Bombs.

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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Boil the outer leaves of lettuce, spray the juice over your cabbages, and the white butterflies will zip over to your neighbours garden.
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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    One site says this may work

    Which are the trade names of Dipel and Thuricide, or something. According to Wikipedia

    Or get a piranha or venus flytrap

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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    I am seeking alternative ways of getting rid of various garden pests, my rival at the moment seems to be the white moth who seems hell-bent on eating my cabbages

    I know there is Derris Dust etc, but I am looking for the old remedies (like if you grow a certain plant in the vicinity, it will keep such-and-such pest away etc)

    I figure we eat enough poisons now, why add to it?
    You would be looking for Yates Nature's Way derris comes in a yellow puffer. For Aphids use Pyrethrm spay and for white fly use Conqueror oil and pyrethrm. The Derris has a withholding period of about 3 days.

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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    If you've got kids and an old tennis racket, you could always offer a small bounty on each white butterfly dispatched.

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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Has any one noticed that there seems to be an abundance of these White Butterflies around this yeah. They seem to be everywhere.
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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    I white moth who seems hell-bent on eating my cabbages ?
    White butterfly, not moth.
    Its the caterpillars that do all the damage.

    Interplanting dill and other strong-smelling herbs may also help. Also using fine netting to stop the butterfly laying its eggs.

    But derris dust is the most effective.

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    Default Re: White moth and other garden pests, how to get rid of

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    I am seeking alternative ways of getting rid of various garden pests, my rival at the moment seems to be the white moth who seems hell-bent on eating my cabbages

    I know there is Derris Dust etc, but I am looking for the old remedies (like if you grow a certain plant in the vicinity, it will keep such-and-such pest away etc)

    I figure we eat enough poisons now, why add to it?
    There are plenty of helpful sites for "companion planting" found with google.
    The little french marigolds are often good 'companions' to deter the nasties. They add a bit of colour too.

    Cheers,
    Marnie

    ps Radium...I think a lot of things such as white butterfly (also cockroaches...ugh!) are also enjoying the long period of hot weather.

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