Natural Insecticides to Keep your Garden Healthy

Insects are really annoying and always manage to ruin your hard work by living and feeding on your plants. Sometimes, they can do some really serious damages to your precious garden. Thankfully, there are many ways to naturally get rid off of them. Whether it is indoor or outdoor, you get to get rid of them without the help of chemical pesticides.

Most of the things that we need in order to create our own insecticides are normally found in our kitchen. While growing up, you must have witnessed your grandparents using natural insecticides to protect their garden. If you wonder how to make those, we are here to help you out.

1. Water

Did you know that a heavy downpour around your plants can help you keep bugs from your plants? Be smart and have a strong spray of water from your house and see all the insects staying away from your garden.

2. Soapy water

Soap is known to dehydrate aphids and spider mites. You might want to use this ingredient in your favor to keep your garden healthy. All you need to do is add 5 tables of dish soap to 4 cups of water and spray the mixture on your plants.

3. Nicotine

Leaf chewing insects are repelled by the smell of nicotine. Make good use of this information by making nicotine tea. In order to make that concoction, you need to soak 1 cup of dried and crushed tobacco leaves in 1 gallon of warm water along with one- fourth teaspoon of dish soap. You can spray the tea directly on the leaves. It will not harm your plants.

4. Neem oil spray

Neem is an ingredient which is mostly found in India but can be found in every part of the world nowadays. It is known to be an old aged natural insecticide and anti-fungicide which repels aphids, mites, scale, and all other small insects.

5. Beer

Beet does not only get you drunk but also keep snails and slugs away from your plants. Pour some beer in a saucer and keep it near your garden. You will notice that the insects will more likely to feast on the beer than on the leaves of your plants. If you don’t like the smell of beer, you can use grape juice or orange rinds as traps.

I hope that those tricks are going to work for you as they did for me.

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