Good insects naturally occurring in your garden and farms can be invaluable for control of pests. Knowing how to protect them, promote them, and make them more effective can assist in establishing a very successful and strong integrated pest management practice.
There is an increasing trend towards organic and natural products – from food, cosmetics, and even down to the choice in pesticides. It’s not uncommon for people to lean towards or prefer a pesticide that is ‘natural’. After all, an unnatural pesticide will be more harmful, right? However, there’s a discrepancy between perceived safety of ‘natural’ and the reality. For starters, there seems to be no regulation on the word “natural”. As the FDA puts it,