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Author:  Mike Hutzler [ May 28th, '08, 12:18 ]
Post subject:  Pepperment Oil for pest control

Hey has anybody had experience with using PO for bug control? I have a friend that is a master gardener and he uses it in his organic garden. I know that pesticides are a no no in AP systems but this is all natural. And your garden smells minty fresh. :lol:

Author:  Chappo [ May 28th, '08, 12:22 ]
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If he is a Master gardener ,, I'd listen to him.

Pepper mint would grow VERY well in AP ,, so grow your own pesticide , sounds good.
AHH make sure the peppermint is in a seperate container ,, it would take over .

Author:  Chappo [ May 28th, '08, 12:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

AHHH you've triggered a piece of info lost in my brain,,, people have been having problems with ants in their AP systems ,, trigger BANG ,, I remember , normal mint is fantatstic against ants ( they hate it) .

Author:  Mike Hutzler [ May 28th, '08, 12:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

He buys peppermint oil from his local hardware store and dilutes it with water. I'm not sure what ratio he uses I'll check with him.

Author:  Hamish [ May 28th, '08, 21:04 ]
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Mike Hutzler wrote:
He buys peppermint oil from his local hardware store and dilutes it with water. I'm not sure what ratio he uses I'll check with him.

Hardwarestores selling essential oils! Cant imagine buying pepermint oil at Bunnings! But would love to know the ratio and brand of oil he uses. I wonder what eucalyptus oil does to bugs? Plenty of that in Australia!

Author:  dthawk [ May 29th, '08, 04:58 ]
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I would love to have more info on this.....I have a bunch of caterpillars to get rid of on my AP passion fruit.

Author:  Mike Hutzler [ May 30th, '08, 19:56 ]
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I will find out the brand and ratio.

Author:  Outbackozzie [ May 31st, '08, 11:03 ]
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I posted in another thread about the toxicity of PO to fish.

Dead fish dont smell minty fresh :(

Dipel works, why try to reinvent the wheel.

Author:  Mike Hutzler [ Jun 1st, '08, 02:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

Outbackozzie wrote:
I posted in another thread about the toxicity of PO to fish.

Dead fish dont smell minty fresh :(

Dipel works, why try to reinvent the wheel.

OO I did a search for that thread and couldn't find it could you give me a bit of help.

Author:  TCLynx [ Jun 1st, '08, 07:18 ]
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I thought Dipel was for use against leave chewing caterpillars so I don't see how that would be better against ants?

Author:  Outbackozzie [ Jun 1st, '08, 12:33 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

Peppermint Oil Toxicity

http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/msds/md100305.html

Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.


Eucalyptus Oil is bad too.

http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/msds/md100290.html

I was replying more to DThawk, TCL :P

Author:  jazzplayermark [ Jun 1st, '08, 18:33 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

I have noticed a few ants in my GB's over the last week. I do have mint in one of my barrels. I'll try to pay close attention and see if there are ants in that one. Chappo is dead on about the mint taking over. It grows runners under the gravel and then comes up in the middle of your kale :)

Author:  delnas22 [ Jul 7th, '18, 20:41 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

Hi,

Can anyone suggest me how to apply peppermint oil for pest control?? How much quantity is required?? On which plants to apply it??

Thanks

Author:  Shaunohara11 [ Oct 4th, '18, 22:58 ]
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i am trying with rosemary, thyme , oregano and lavander oils

Enviado desde mi SM-G920F mediante Tapatalk

Author:  puja joshi [ Oct 10th, '18, 18:21 ]
Post subject:  Re: Pepperment Oil for pest control

delnas22 wrote:
Hi,

Can anyone suggest me how to apply peppermint oil for pest control?? How much quantity is required?? On which plants to apply it??

Thanks


Add peppermint oil and water to spray bottle, shake well. Spray in bathrooms and bedrooms after cleaning. Spray near doorways, windows corners. If you want to spray on the plants, then only add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil to per gallon o water.

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