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This is probably the easiest and simplest tip there is. The number 1 biggest organic pest control is: Soapy water! I am often surprised how few people know this simple fact. The soapy water disrupts cell membranes on some insects and dissolve the protective wax coating on others. Insects may die from asphyxiation or from water loss. What is even better though is unlike pesticides the soapy water doesn't get into the drinking water, harm humans, other animals, or even cause long term harm to the insect population. It is a very effective form of pest control. Happy Spraying!