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How To Prepare Organic Pesticide at Home

How To Prepare Organic Pesticide at Home

How To Prepare Organic Pesticide at Home

know how to prepare organic pesticide at home with organic products available in your home . You can prepare organic pesticide and insecticides and use them for controlling the insects and diseases affects your plants .

The focus of home and terrace gardeners is to grow their vegetables without using harmful chemicals for removing pests or insects. We have given list of DIY organic home made pesticides, insecticides and fungicide for home and terrace gardening.

Insects and pests destroy all our vegetables and flowers in garden, removing all the pests or insects manually is time consuming. To overcome this problem, we have discussed easy to make, inexpensive, natural and organic methods to make pesticides, insecticides and fungicide in your home for your garden.

How To Prepare Organic Pesticide at Home

 

Organic Oil Insecticide Spray

It is easy to make and can me made only with 2 ingredients that are available at your home. It is a natural insecticide that won’t harm your garden and will devastate insects like aphids, thrips and mites.

Organic oil insecticide spray

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mineral oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp of soap

Method

Add 1 cup of white mineral oil or vegetable oil and 1 tbsp of soap, mix it well. Before applying it on the insects we must dilute this solution with water. Take 500ml of water and add 3 to 4 tsp of Organic insecticide spray shake these ingredients well, Spay it directly on the effected area.

You can also use essential oils or horticultural oils and mild dish soap as ingredients. Use this mixture once a week till the problem resolves. Peppermint essential oil is highly preferred oil due to its effectiveness. This spray wrap the insects bodies by blocking them to breathe. This organic pesticide also works well for dehydrating insects and their eggs.

Store the rest of the concentrate (without water) in a airtight bottle for approximately three months, and use it again when needed. Apply this at night, spraying it during hot day burns the leaves.

Neem Oil Pesticide Spray

Neem oil spay is a traditionally used insecticide. Neem oil is extracted from neem tree. Neem oil is used to control many pests, including white fly, aphids, Japanese beetles, moth larvae, scale, and spider mites. Neem oil is one the most powerful natural pesticide and insecticide.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Neem oil
  • 1 tsp liquid soap
  • 1 Liter Water

Method

Add the above mentioned ingredients in a spray bottle and shake the bottle well. Spray the solution on the pests and insects. Use it once or twice until you notice a vast improvement. One or two treatments are sufficient to get rid of insects from your garden.

Some pests and insects will repel with its strong smell. It also kills pests after they have eaten leaves sprayed with this neem oil spray. It destroys the insect’s life cycle like the egg, larvae and adult stages. It is highly effective against pests, including fungus.

Garlic Pesticide Spray

You can prepare garlic pesticide spray at home easily. Garlic Pesticide spray is an excellent agent for pest control, including ants, aphids, apple maggots, caterpillars, chinch bugs, codling moths, cutworms, earwigs, sowbugs, flies, grasshoppers, grubs, Japanese Beetles, leafhoppers, leafminers, loopers, mealybugs, mite, pysillids, scale, slug, snails, thrips, whiteflies, termites, borers and army-worms.

Garlic Pesticide Spray

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp liquid soap
  • 1 Liter Water

Method

Make garlic cloves paste and add it to 1 liter of water to create the solution, Keep the solution overnight. Strain the solution, add vegetable oil and liquid soap. It is a concentrated liquid. To use it add 1 cup of liquid to 500 ml of water to the spray bottle, shake it well before spraying on the pests or insects.

It is safe to use as often, although just one spray is enough to deter most garden pests. Garlic pesticide spray is a natural solution that is perfectly safe and healthy and it won’t penetrate into your vegetables.

With its natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, garlic is an excellent pesticide. The purpose of oil and soap is to retain the mixture on leaves.

Onion Garlic Chilli Pesticide Spray

If you need a more powerful homemade pesticide or insecticide then choose this onion garlic chilli pesticide spray. Garlic and chilli pepper are natural insect repellent. Cabbage loopers, leafhoppers, Japanese beetles, aphids, slugs, , borers and many other insects and pests will repeal by this spray

Onion Garlic Chilli Pesticide Spray

Ingredients

  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp liquid soap
  • 1 Liter Water

Method

Mince 1 garlic bulb and 1 onion, Add it to 1 liter of water. Wait an hour and add 1 teaspoon of chilli powder and 1 tablespoon of liquid Castile soap to the mix. Pour the liquid in the spray bottle and use that mix as needed. This organic spray will hold its potency for one week if stored in the refrigerator.

Bugs don’t like the smell of garlic and red pepper as they contain certain substances that irritate insects.

Organic Fungicide Spray

Powdery mildew is easily recognizable as it looks like someone has used a flour or powder across the leaves of affected plants. When this fungus goes unchecked, Powdery mildew can pop up on other garden plants, too. Organic Fungicide Spray helps to relieve fungus from the effected plants.

Organic Fungicide Spray

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of mild soap
  • 1 gallon of water

Method

Mix baking soda, mild dish soap preferably without phosphates and water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray all leaves thoroughly, until the solution begins to run off. Spray the top and bottom of affected leaves, you can also spray it on small new leaves, even if they don’t appear so that the fungus won’t attack new leaves.

Powdery mildew can spring up during dry conditions, especially when you have hot, dry days and cool nights. Make sure that they are getting regular water during summer hot streaks.

Garlic Mint Garden Spray

Garlic Mint Garden Spray is used both as a insecticide and pesticide. This homemade garlic mint Garden spray works well by using in one or two applications. It is very easy to make and it is also safe to your plants. The combination of garlic cloves, mint leaves and cayenne pepper will get rid of bugs in your garden and it also helps to repair the damaged plants that are already affected by insects.

Garlic Mint Garden Spray

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 3 cups mint leaves and stems
  • 2 teaspoons dry chilli
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 tbsp biodegradable dish washing liquid

Method

Grind garlic and mint to paste. Transfer mixture to a large pot filled with water and add dry chilli, boil the mixture and let it sit overnight. Strain into a Garden sprayer bottle and add the two small squirts of dish soap.

Shake the solution well before each use. Spray it on the effected leaves preferably on a cloudy day or at evening so that the plants won’t burn. Wait a few days to see the affect and then apply more if needed. This spray works mainly  by repelling bugs. This solution kills insects and pests.

Castile Soap Insecticidal Spray

The basic insecticidal soap is actually a 2% soap solution. It is easy to make insecticide spay made with only two ingredients. This spray is highly effective for mealy-bugs, earwigs, aphids, scales, thrips, chiggers, fleas, and mites. On the other hand, it is ineffective on beetles and caterpillars.

Castile Soap Insecticidal Spray

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp soap flakes or Castile soap
  • 1 Liter Water

Method

Make the solution by mixing the above mentioned ingredients and occasionally spray your plants. If you add a tbsp of cooking oil into the mixture, it will cling better to leaves. With a few drops of lemon or orange essential oil, this natural insecticide will be particularly effective against ants.

It is the solutions that won’t harm your plants or cause chemicals to build up on the foods that they produce. Castile soap is perfect because it is safe to use on plants and effective on bugs.

Epsom Salt Pesticide Spray

Epsom salt is nothing but Magnesium sulfate. It is widely used for plants to get rid of bugs. If you want to treat plants infected with spider mites then mix 2 tablespoons of Himalayan crystal salt into 1 gallon of warm water and spray on infected areas. If your plants attacked by pests, especially beetles and slugs then use epsom salt.

Epsom Salt Pesticide Spray

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Epsom Salt
  • 1 Liter Water

Method

You can sprinkle epsom salt around your herbs. If you want to use it as a sprayer then mix 1 tsp of epsom salt in 1 liter of water, mix the solution well. Spray it on the effected plants.

 

Tobacco Pesticide Spray

Tobacco is a traditional insecticide as it contains nicotine that is deadly toxic to all insects. It is commonly used pesticide for killing pests, caterpillars and aphids.

Tobacco Pesticide Spray

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cigarette butts or 4 tsp of tobacco powder.
  • 1 Liter Water.

Method

Gather 1/4 cup of cigarette butts or 4 tsp of organic tobacco and mix it into 1 Liter of water. Let the solution mix sit for 24 hours. The mix should have a light brown color, If it is very dark then add more water. Strain the water and add it to the sprayer.

This mix can be used on most plants, except those in the solanaceous family of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, Datura, Petunias, or Nicotiana flowers.

Diatomaceous Earth for Plants

Diatomaceous Earth is used for plants as it is a sedimentary rock consisted of Diatoms (fossilized algae). Among other things, it is used as an insecticide. This insecticide absorbs the lipids from an exoskeleton of the insects. Consequently, it dehydrates bugs to death.

Diatomaceous Earth for Plants

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Diatomaceous Earth
  • 2 tsp of Dry chillies into a fine powder
  • 2 Liters Water.

Method

You can use Diatomaceous Earth for plants by sprinkling on the foliage or dusting the soil around your plants. To get a full effect, reapply it after every rain or sprinkle it after watering the plants. This will help the powder stick to plant surfaces.

If you want to use it as a sprayer then take 2 tsp of dry chill powder and mix it with one cup of diatomaceous earth. Now add it to 2 liters of water and let it sit overnight. Pour it in the sprayer and shake it well before applying.

It is a non-toxic way to control pests in the garden. Those pests or insects that crawl on plants will contact with the powder is extremely dehydrating, where as dehydration lead pests and insects to death.

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