Homemade organic pest control
Why use natural organic pest control in your garden? The answer is quite simple, the materials are readily available, the same ingredients are always economical, eco friendly, trouble-free to make and use and most imperative of all they don’t damage the vegetables.
Below are widespread organic pest control recipes you can easily come up with.
Hot pepper spray is one of the most effective and safest methods to control mites in your garden. This spray is easily made by combining a few drop of soap detergent, one part of water and hot pepper sauce. For effective and lasting results the mixture should be left to stay overnight.
For the other insects like aphids white flies and spider mites, a concoction made from cooking oil and water is the best. This concentrated mixture should be stored in a cool dark place under room temperature until you are ready to use it. The water to oil ratio must be 4:1 respectively. Apply the mixture on your vegetables every once a week for best results.
The strong whiffs of garlic discourage some pests from evading your plants and vegetables. Blend about 12 cloves of garlic and mix with water, allow for the mixture to settle for at least a day then add a cup of cooking oil. For effective results addition of cayenne pepper is essential.
The soap spray. Adding a table spoon of dish washing soap to a gallon of water and spraying in your garden helps keep termites, aphids and thrips at bay.
If you have a trouble with mildew in your garden you ought to try baking soda spray. It is simple to make. Simple combine a table spoon of baking powder to a table spoon of vegetable cooking oil and another table spoon of soap detergent to one gallon of water and spray directly onto your vegetables on weekly basis.
The milky water spray is also recommended if you have persistent problems of mildew. Two pints of milk and two pints of water mixed thoroughly and sprayed onto the infected plants three times a week helps control the mildew.
A table spoon of baby shampoo mixed with a gallon of water can be used to control regular garden pests such as spider mites and aphids. It’s important to note that after spraying your vegetable is advisable to rinse them after a few hours with lots of water.
Applications of mineral oil on the skins of corn deter earthworm’s infestation. This routine should be repeated every five to six days a week.
For snugs and snails, beer filled in saucers where the snails can crawl up and drown. The snails are attracted to the yeast that is in the beer.
Oranges and lemons rind can be used to get rid of the snails and the slugs.