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Battling Pests with Homemade Organic Pesticides

Updated on August 20, 2011

Ever wonder why you keep on buying those commercial pesticides when you have the option to save and get a better result? Probably you knew the option; you just don’t know how to do it. Well, to help you get rid of all those irritating settlers in your garden, you have to learn about the homemade organic pesticides. You won’t spend much, you can look for the materials inside your home and pronto, you’ll have your organic insect killer ready.

Garlic Pesticide Spray

You do have a lot of options for a homemade organic insecticide.  First is the garlic pesticide spray.  First, you have to prepare 85.05g-113.4g of chopped garlic bulbs.  Then, submerge these in a container with 2 tablespoons of mineral oil.  Leave it for one day.  Second, prepare at least 16 ounces of water then defront 1 teaspoon of fish emulsion.  After that, you can already add it into your first solution.  Make sure that everything is perfectly mixed.  Then, you can separate the mixture and place it in a non-metal container.  The last step is to have a dilution ratio of 1:20 (that is a part of the mixture vs. every 20 parts of the water).  This would be very effective in battling against mosquitoes, onion flies and pesky aphids.

Insecticidal Soap

The second option that you have is the insecticidal soap. This homemade organic insect control spray is actually one of the most known organic pesticides in the field of home gardening. Aside from the fact that it is very doable, it is also durable. Meaning, it can last and it can still be useful even with the whole time of gardening season.

Now here’s how you can have a glimpse of how it works. All you need to do is mix the three materials. You should have room temperature water (about 1 gallon), dish detergent which is around 2 tablespoon. Be reminded that dish detergent is different from dishwater detergent and the third material is olive oil (1 to 2 drops). After combining and mixing these 3, you can already place it in a spray bottle and the homemade insecticide is already ready for consumption. This one would be efficient in getting rid of insects such as caterpillars, aphids, fleas, chinch bugs, earwigs, leafhoppers, mites, sowbugs and other kinds of pests that can threaten your garden’s productivity.

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