Here's a perfect example
Here's a perfect example of something that would send many gardeners screaming for the pesticides. These critters are simply devouring a containerized rose.
I picked up the watering hose and with the strongest jet I could conjur up - blew 'em all off the rose. I have no idea where they wound up but they haven't climbed back onto the rose. And nearby plants don't seem to be suffering any at this point.
It's 5 days after the hosing and the point is well made.
No chemicals. No fuss. No muss. Just blow the pests off the plants with a strong jet of water.
What could possibly be easier?
And why would you ever decide to take the time to mix noxious crap - and then spread it around the garden when all it takes is a jet of water?
It's beyond me.