This is my organic pesticide: I pay my boys a penny for each rose sawfly larva they remove from our roses. They understand that this is necessary. The younger one loves to make rose petal tea (“even though it’s pink”), so they know we can’t spray these roses with anything. But if the worms are given free range, we won’t have any tea anyway. They wouldn’t mind if the rhubarb and garlic under the roses were rendered inedible, though. They also don’t mind making a few pennies, and they love playing with slimy garden creatures. Yes, they are also on slug patrol. So I manage to have my organic garden roses and teach my boys about the environment, gardening, herb tea, money, and doing their part in the family chores, all while having them barefoot in the great outdoors exploring the urban backyard ecosystem. So much to lose when you choose chemical pesticides.