Natural Pesticides

Your second line of defense for dealing with insects, these natural pesticides have shorter half-lives and less toxicity as commercial chemical spray. Use them when pest infestations are too advanced for immediate non-toxic options. Botanical Insecticides — derived from plants which have insecticidal properties — have fewer harmful side effects and break down more quickly in the environment than synthetic chemicals. However, they are still toxic and should only be used after other least-toxic options have been tried.