Birch tar: pest control without chemicals

Wood resin (tar) contains a huge amount of nutrients that help to resist various diseases and pests. Birch tar is a unique natural gift that has long proven itself positively.

It is used in the manufacture of many cosmetics and beauty treatments. Traditional medicine knows birch tar as a remedy against microbes and bacteria, various parasites and fungal diseases. And of course, this substance occupies a large place in horticulture and vegetable growing.

This natural remedy is able to resist various pests. It will protect any land plot no worse, and most likely better than the most modern insecticidal preparations.

To deal with each representative, it is recommended to use an individual recipe.

Birch tar from pests

Colorado beetle

This particularly persistent pest destroys not only potatoes on its way, but also other vegetable crops - sweet peppers, eggplants. Spraying with a special solution will get rid of the beetle and will not harm the vegetable plantations.

The solution contains water (10 liters), birch tar (10 grams) and ordinary laundry soap (about 50 grams).

Onion fly

Better to start with prevention. Before planting onions in the beds, it must be treated with tar. To do this, put the onion in a strong plastic bag, pour a little tar into it and mix thoroughly for half an hour. One kilogram of onions will require a tablespoon of birch tar.

Already planted onions, which have not been processed in advance, can be poured with a solution that includes water (ten liters), household soap (about 20 grams) and tar (1 tablespoon). Such watering is recommended to be carried out twice with an interval of fifteen days.

Cabbage butterfly

All types of cabbage suffer from this beautiful and delicate insect. Its larvae are capable of destroying the entire crop. It is necessary to fight the butterfly on time - before the larvae start to lay. The smell of birch tar will keep this pest away from cabbage beds.

To combat cabbage, you will need ordinary small wooden pegs, unnecessary pieces of fabric and tar. The fabric is soaked in tar and wound around each peg. The pegs prepared in this way must be evenly distributed over all the beds.


To rid root crops of this pest, it is necessary to process the holes or directly the tubers (potatoes) before planting the seeds. Add 1 tablespoon of tar to a large ten-liter bucket of water, let it stand for 1 hour, and then spray the seed planting site. Potato tubers are completely dipped in the solution before planting.

Apple moth

You can protect apple trees by spraying. Add 10 grams of tar and 30 grams of soap to a bucket of water (ten liters). With this solution, it is necessary to process not only flowering trees, but also the soil near the trunk.

Carrot fly

Twice during the summer (at the beginning and at the end), watering is carried out with a special solution prepared from water (10 liters), grated soap (about 20 grams) and birch tar (1 tablespoon).

Plum moth

To combat it, spraying (at the end of spring) with a solution consisting of 10 grams of tar, 50 grams of soap and 10 liters of water will be required.

Sprout fly

It is recommended to water all pumpkin seeds immediately after germination. Add a tablespoon of birch tar to a ten-liter bucket of water.


These rodents are capable of destroying not only root crops, but can also spoil fruit trees. It is recommended to mulch tree trunks with sawdust, which has been soaked in a water-tar solution (water - 10 liters, tar - 1 tablespoon).


The smell of birch resin will scare away these voracious rodents - pests. In the fall, it is necessary to treat each tree trunk with a specially prepared mixture.

The composition of the mixture: birch tar (50 grams), dry chalk (1 kg), mullein (1 large bucket) and water. The mixture should be medium thick.

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Please tell us how to use such a natural material as tar to protect the garden and vegetable garden.

Olga Vadimovna GUSAK

Tar is a liquid product of dry distillation of wood. Raw materials obtained from birch bark can be used as a reliable protector of the garden and vegetable garden. It does not cause addiction (resistance) and is effective against new generations of pests. The tar effect is long - at least 20-30 days, which allows you to use this tool just a few times per season.

Another advantage is its availability (available in every pharmacy) and low cost. A unique feature of tar when protecting a plot is the ability to use it non-contact: it impregnates sawdust laid out near plants, rags, and trapping belts placed on trees. Below are specific examples of the use of tar against various pests.

Birch tar from pests

Birch tar has a lot of useful properties: antiseptic, antiparasitic and antimicrobial. Due to this, it is widely used in medicine and cosmetology. But today we'll talk about why Birch tar- an irreplaceable assistant for every gardener and gardener.

In fact, it is a biological repellant and insecticide that affects many pests in the garden and vegetable garden. Let's find out which ones.

  1. Colorado beetle
    Birch tar has a very specific aroma, it is thanks to the smell that it repels most insects. The annoying, gluttonous Colorado potato beetle is also afraid of him. To get rid of it, dissolve half a bar of laundry soap in 10 liters of water, and then add 2 tsp to the soap solution. tar. With this solution you need to moisten the potato leaves, as well as the soil between the rows. You can also treat the potatoes with tar before planting: just dip the potatoes into a container with a solution of tar (1 tablespoon per 10 liters of water). The same solution can be poured over the wells to protect the tubers from the wireworm.

© DepositPhotos Cabbage fly
This parasite is familiar to every gardener. Despite the name, cabbage fly harms not only cabbage, but also other crops: radish, turnip, radish, horseradish. The larvae of this insect are a real attack for vegetables. But tar will help here too. To protect the plants from the parasite and prevent it from laying eggs, cover the soil in the cabbage garden with sawdust soaked in a tar solution (1 tbsp. L. Per 10 l of water). The procedure must be carried out in the spring, and then repeated at the beginning of August.

Cabbage fly, cabbage butterflies, and cruciferous fleas will not annoy cabbage when sprinkled with a solution of tar. Watering needs to be repeated several times.

© DepositPhotos Aphid
Perhaps the most voracious creature that gardeners have ever encountered. Any weather is good for her, all gardeners know how quickly she turns healthy shoots into something completely ugly. But this glutton has one weak point - she hates the smell of tar. To get rid of aphids, you can use the tar itself or tar soap. Grind 50 g of tar soap, pour the shavings with a liter of boiling water, stirring the liquid. After the flakes are completely dissolved, add 5 ml of tar. Dissolve the resulting mixture in 20 liters of water. Mix the mass, pour it into a spray bottle. Treat the leaves, branches and trunks of trees and bushes with it. Carry out the treatment twice with a break a month. The solution is suitable for both trees and cucumbers, raspberries and cabbage.

© DepositPhotos Ants
Ants in a summer cottage are an unpleasant phenomenon. To discourage them from settling on your site, wrap the trunks of trees and the bases of shrubs with rags soaked in clean tar. The ants that live in the garden can be dispelled by dripping a few drops of tar directly onto the anthill. They cannot stand this smell, so they will soon leave the site.

© DepositPhotos Apple moth
Another gardener's nightmare. The fruit moth destroys crops and spoils the beautiful juicy fruits. Processing with birch tar will help save apples from misfortune! To protect your plantings, you can spray the trees with an odorous solution. It is prepared from 10 liters of water, 2 tsp. tar and 1/3 of a bar of laundry soap. Processing should be carried out when the tree is budding and immediately after flowering. You can also hang containers with tar solution in the crown of trees shortly before flowering. For this solution, mix 1 tsp. tar with 5 liters of water. Thus, you can protect your harvest, and not only apple trees, but also other fruit trees.

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All these methods have long been tested by many gardeners. Tar has proven to be effective in pest control and is used universally. Thanks to such a simple tool, you can get rid of annoying parasites and get a great harvest without the addition of chemicals. Have a good harvest!

Have you used birch tar in pest control? Tell us in the comments!


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This wonderful one hundred percent natural remedy repels a whole galaxy of pests, including such stubborn ones as the wireworm and the Colorado potato beetle. Show in full.

You can buy birch tar at the pharmacy, shop and start scaring away harmful insects and rodents.

COLORADIAN BEETLE (potato, eggplant, cucumber)
Preparation of a solution for spraying: add 10 g of birch tar and 50 g of laundry soap to 10 liters of water.

ONION FLY (onion)
30 minutes before disembarkation, 1 kg of onion sets are poured into a tight bag, 1 tbsp is poured on top. l. tar, then mix everything for a long time. If the onion is already growing, and did not have time to process the set in advance, when the feather is 10 cm in height, pour the onion with a solution: for 10 liters of water 1 tbsp. l. tar and 20 g of soap. Repeat watering after 2 weeks.

Cabbage butterflies (cabbage)
Rags are wound on the pegs, which are then dipped in birch tar. The pegs are placed on the cabbage bed. The smell of tar scares away butterflies; they do not sit on cabbage and do not lay larvae.

WIRE (potatoes, carrots and other root crops)
Preparation of the solution: add 1 tbsp for 10 liters of water. l. tar, insist an hour. In this solution, potato tubers are moistened before planting, or holes or grooves are sprayed from a sprayer before planting seeds.

Cabbage FLY (cruciferous)
Preparation of the solution: add 1 tbsp for 10 liters of water. l. tar. Pour sawdust with this solution, which then mulch the beds with cruciferous plants.

Pale-legged gooseberry sawfly (gooseberry, red and white currant)
In one liter of boiling water, dissolve 100 g of grated laundry soap, a pinch of ash and 2 tbsp. l. tar. Dilute the mixture with 5 liters of warm water. Spray the bushes several times throughout the season.

APPLE PLANT (apple tree)
Add 10 g of birch tar and 30 g of soap to 10 liters of water - spray the trees and the soil under them with this solution during flowering. Also inside the crown of the tree, hang the bubbles about a third filled with tar.

Twice a season (in June and August), water the carrots with the following solution: for 10 liters of water, 1 tbsp. l. birch tar and 20 grams of laundry soap shavings.

Gooseberry fire (gooseberries and all types of currants)
For 10 liters of water 2 tbsp. l. tar and 30 g of shavings from laundry soap - spray the bushes with this solution before flowering. Then, containers with tar are hung inside the bush.

Before the buds appear, the bushes are treated with a solution of birch tar: for 10 liters of water, 2 tbsp. l. tar.

When blooming young leaves, cherries are sprayed with a tar solution (1 tablespoon of tar and 30 g of laundry soap per 10 liters of water). After 7 days, spraying is repeated.

In May, plants are sprayed with a solution of birch tar at the rate of 10 g of tar and 50 g of laundry soap per 10 liters of water.

SPRING FLY (pumpkin: cucumbers, pumpkins, zucchini, squash)
Vegetable seedlings are spilled with a solution: 1 tbsp. l. tar per 10 liters of water.

SEA BUCKTHORN FLY (sea buckthorn)
Containers with birch tar are hung inside the bush.

MOUSE (root vegetables, potatoes, fruit trees and bushes)
To protect trees and shrubs in winter, with the onset of the first cold weather before snow falls, the trunks of trees and bushes are mulched with sawdust soaked in a solution of tar: 1 tbsp. l. 10 liters of water.

HARES (young fruit trees and bushes)
A whitewash is prepared for the trunks: 1 bucket of mullein, 1 kg of finished whitewash, 50 g of birch tar is diluted with water to the consistency of thick sour cream. This mixture is coated with trunks to protect against hares.

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It is known that in any business, just like a medal, there are 2 sides. Tar, in addition to useful, also has negative properties.

For example, its ability to repel pests extends to beneficial insects.

Store unpacked tar away from food and biological protection, in a heated room, protected from sunlight.

You should not use this odorous remedy on the fruits and parts of the crops used - at least an unpleasant odor will appear, and at high dosages, also a disgusting taste.

Due to the smell, it will not be possible to apply tar products on indoor plants - along with the pests, the owners will also have to leave the room.

Due to the low water solubility, the process of preparing the tar suspension is stretched over time, and if you do not use the product immediately, it will most likely stratify and the liquid will have to be stirred again for a long time.

Tar must not be used in tank mixtures, as it covers the leaves with a resinous film and prevents the penetration of drugs.However, this does not apply to mineral foliar dressing, which can be combined.

When using highly concentrated solutions, the spray nozzles become clogged.

Once on the clothes, tar impregnates it with a smell for a long time, therefore, when working with it, use clothes designed only for this type of treatment.

In its pure form, tar is harmful, therefore, when using it, you must observe the same precautions as when working with pesticides: use raincoats, hats, rubber gloves, and a respirator protecting the respiratory system. During cooking and processing, do not smoke, allow tar to get on open skin areas - in this case, wash it off with plenty of water and wipe the place of contact with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.

However, this does not mean that you need to give up the tar to protect against pests. After all, this is a natural material, and its use allows you to grow environmentally friendly products.

Birch tar

With the arrival of spring, the number of visitors to the Club who want to purchase a safe but effective drug against pests has increased significantly.

Considering that bioinsecticides known and popular among the Club Members, such as Aktofit, Bitoxibacillin (BTB), Lepidocide, are effective only at an air temperature of + 18 ° C, the question arose: what drug can help in the garden and in the garden at low temperatures and not harm our health and ecology? Therefore, we decided to offer old, time-tested remedies.

Our ancestors also had a "garden first aid kit", but it consisted mainly of natural, organic means, and one of the means that occupy a worthy place in it and protect plants from diseases and pests was Birch tar.

Antiseptic, antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties of birch tar have been known since ancient times. It is successfully used in folk medicine, cosmetology and gardening, of course.

This is an exclusively natural remedy: birch tar can cope with many diseases and pests of the garden and vegetable garden, without accumulating in plant tissues and without harming humans.

The use of birch tar in horticulture

- Before flowering, it is necessary to make a saturated tar solution (at least 13-15 g per 10 l of water) with laundry soap (50-100 g) and thoroughly spray the bushes. There is one more nuance. Practicing the use of birch tar in horticulture, many specialists coat the trunks of currants, gooseberries, and raspberries with pure tar mixed with a small amount of wood ash. This prevents the development of many bacterial and viral infections that can leave you completely harvestless. - Most often, the apple glass bowl, of course the moth and hawthorn, brings troubles to gardeners. The moth is most dangerous, because in a particularly "successful" year, its caterpillars can actually eat almost half of the entire crop. And at this moment birch tar comes to the rescue. Application in horticulture allows you to reliably protect apple trees from the moth. This requires not only the tar itself, but also water and soap, of which a special solution must be made (10 g of tar, 50 g of laundry or tar soap per 10 liters of water). This solution is used to treat tree trunks, branches and the ground around trees, where pests hide. - A protective belt can be made from ants that carry aphids through the trees. To do this, 10 ml of tar is diluted in 5 liters of water and the fabric is soaked in the solution, which is wrapped around the trunks of trees and bushes. In addition to ants, the smell of tar will scare away other pests. Over time, the impregnation is restored. - Rodents can be discouraged if the trunks of trees and bushes are mulched with sawdust soaked in a tar solution (1 tbsp. Spoon per 10 liters of water). - Hares in the winter season will be scared away from young trees and bushes by the cunning composition of whitewash: mullein and clay (1: 1), chalk (1 kg), dilute 50 g of tar with water until the consistency of sour cream. - What to do if dark spots with concentric circles in the form of white dots are noticed on the fruits? After all, this is how a dangerous fungal disease manifests itself - scab. And here birch tar will help. Application in horticulture in this case is completely similar to all situations described above, with the exception of one point. The active ingredient (that is, tar) for 10 liters of water should be taken not 10, but about 15 g. Just do not overdo it! The fact is that birch tar contains enough acidic substances, which, if used excessively, can even burn the leaves.

The use of birch tar in gardening

- The vicious enemies of root crops - wireworm, May beetle, bear and rodents - are scared away in a simple way. 1 tbsp is added to 10 liters of water. fly in the ointment and spill the rows. Before planting, potatoes are “bathed” in this solution. Additionally, you can decompose a small amount of sawdust soaked in tar solution. Rows need to be shed several more times during the growing season to restore the odor. - Against moles and rodents: grease the bottom of the pegs with tar and hammer into the ground. Over time, if necessary, repeat this procedure. - Cabbage plantings are protected from cabbage whites as follows: rags coated with tar are wound on pegs and placed in the beds. The tar smell scares away butterflies. Also, among the cabbage, you can spread sawdust soaked in a solution of tar. Additionally, it will deter other pests as well. - To ward off the Colorado potato beetle from planting potatoes and eggplants, prepare the following spray solution: 10 ml of tar and 50 g of laundry soap for 10 liters of water. - From carrot flies 3 times per season (when sowing, in June and August), shed the beds with a solution of tar (1 tbsp. Spoon per 10 liters of water).

How to dilute birch tar?

Tar Is a mixture of resins and oils, so it does not dissolve in water and requires a soapy solution to work with it. Laundry soap can be used, but tar, solid or liquid soap is better.

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A fly in the ointment can ruin a barrel of honey. But the same tar, which has absorbed all the useful substances of birch bark, can cure many diseases.

Due to its healing properties, tar has been used for a long time in the treatment of skin diseases.

Birch tar has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties, reduces redness, and has a resorbing effect.

In cosmetology and dermatology, tar is used as an adjuvant to improve the condition of the skin of the face and body with inflammatory problems of the skin (abscesses, burns and frostbite, bedsores, itching, rashes, scabies, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, vitiligo, psoriasis, fungus, athlete's foot, as well as to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.In addition, tar is successfully used in cosmetology to treat dry skin, dandruff, acne, etc.

Tar soap - contains birch tar. Possesses bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties.

Mode of application: Apply to damp skin, lather, rinse with water. A tar-soap solution should be prepared a day or two before the day of spraying trees, bushes or vegetables, then the tar will dissolve much better. Rub the required amount of soap as finely as possible, add it to a container (for example, a jar), fill it with water at 45-50 ° C at a temperature for preparing a soap solution. How much soap? Depending on the purpose for which you are using birch tar (see the recommendations for the ratio of soap and tar in the article). Add the required amount of tar, stir from time to time and leave overnight or longer. Tar remains on the surface. Shake it vigorously from time to time. It will not dissolve completely, but just stir it well before spraying. Before spraying, this prepared liquid is poured into the sprayer through a filter. (Attention! This is very important! Be sure to filter!). As a filter, you can, for example, use gauze or nylon stocking. Then add the required amount of water to the sprayer and go out to work.

A few recommendations:

1. to dilute the tar in advance, for example, a day or two before treatment 2. the working solution must be stirred from time to time 3. stir well before spraying 4. be sure to filter the diluted tar before adding to the sprayer. To prevent ants and flower beetles from getting on the trees, you can make a "repelling belt", but if the trees are young, then put a film under the "repelling belt", because concentrated tar can leave burns. It is necessary to process with other biological products (Fitodoctor, Trichodermin, Planriz) 3-5 days after tar treatment. The converse is also true.

In case, an article on protecting a garden in spring, written by organic gardening practitioner Viktor Gurzhiy, will be useful to you. Read here.

Birch tar can already be bought in our Clubs and in our online store. Buy and start scaring off harmful insects and rodents. If your site emits a tarry "odor", pests will bypass it.
We wish you success and big harvests!

Timely and successful treatments, Oksana SOKOLAN, Natalia MATYUSHINA

Tar birch and birch differences

These funds do not differ significantly from each other. Birch bark tar is prepared from the top and dried bark by dry distillation. In addition to bark, birch tar can include branches and logs of other plants. The difference lies in the concentration of aromatic substances. Undoubtedly, the tar obtained from young birch bark, immediately after the trees were cut, is considered the cleanest.

Birch tar is a unique and inexpensive remedy that is used to treat many ailments. It can also be used to treat trees and bushes. This will keep them safe from pests.

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