If your plants have been munched, crunched, chomped, rasped or ripped, the most important thing to do is make sure you have correctly identified the culprit. Knowing what you’re up against is essential to know what you need to do to treat the problem.

SGA are big fans of non-chemical pest control and prevention, such as monitoring your garden for early outbreaks, ensuring good air circulation between plants and alternative home remedies such as garlic sprays. If you choose to use a chemical, use one of the highest 6 Star-rated products from the SGA Garden Product Guide – Safe for You ‘n’ Nature – your garden, and the planet will thank you for it.

Currently we are only listing 6 Star products until we can provide accurate ratings of other products.  You will notice that there are not many products that have achieved a 6 Star rating.  Many more have a 5 Star rating with relatively low safety and environmental impacts. These and the full list of garden product ratings will be available in a few months as a Web App with details of their active constituents, soil mobility, persistence and bioaccumulation along with information on their toxicity for humans, aquatic organisms and bees.

Watch this space!

6 Star-rated Repellents and Deterrents – before you have a problem

Animal deterrents

Multicrop Skedaddle Granules
Show Master Stay Off Dog and Cat Repellent Granules
Quassia Chips
Richgro Beat-A-Bug Poss Off
Dalson  Slugga Snail and Slug Copper
Dalson  Snail and Slug Trap

Biological Controls

OCP Gracey (Green Lacewing)
OCP Pete (Predatory Mite)
OCP Linda (Ladybeetle)
OCP Luke (Ladybeetle)
OCP Walter (Wasp)

Insect traps

HTC Insectrap
Insense Codling Moth Duo Lure
Insense Queensland Fruit Fly Trap
Searles Fruit Fly Trap
Searles Fruit Fly Wick

Predatory insect attractor

Insense Ladybird & Lacewing Attractant
Insense Predalure

Insecticides – if you have a problem

Combined Pesticide Fungicide

David Grays Sulphur Fungicide & Miticide Spray
Kendon Sulphur Fungicide and Miticide


Naturapetics Neem Green Garden Spray
Naturapetics Neem Green Organic Garden Dust
Naturapetics Neem Green Garden Concentrate
Naturapetics Neem Green Bloomin Rose Spray
St Gabriel Organics Milky Spore Powder
Richgro Beat-A-Bug Happy Roses
OCP HELICOVEX NPV Bio-insecticide

Some assistance with understanding chemical terms is found here.