How to Make Your Own Homemade Pesticide?
We don’t want to see our plants getting destroyed by those nasty pests, right? Nobody does. That’s why you look out for different solutions, and the most common one is to use pesticide spray.
Do you want to have those chemicals on your food? Definitely Not! Not every company uses eco-friendly pesticides that are safe for humans as well as pets. There are only a handful of pest control companies that use eco-friendly pesticides, insecticides, and more.
So if the infestation is not that big and you think you can deal with it, why not make your pesticide at home using much safer ingredients?
If you have noticed the ingredients of the homemade pesticide, you’d be surprised because most of the components manufacturers use in their products can be found at your home. In fact, some of them are 99% Canola Oil! Can you believe it? Well, That’s the reason why there won’t be any difficulty in making them by yourself.
Moreover, the chemicals present in the pesticides are harmful to you, your family, and your pets. So, why take a risk?
Making homemade pesticides would be much more effective and save money as it is not expensive to make them.
In this article, we will guide you to the best recipes for making a homemade pesticide.
Let’s get started!
Mint, garlic, and Pepper spray
You need to mix garlic and mint in the food processor. Boil 10 cups of water and then add the mint, garlic, and pepper to it. Now, it’s ready, and you can add the mixture to the plastic spray bottle.
This is one of the easiest homemade recipes to make. You don’t need to worry about its application as it Is safe to use, and you can apply it to those plants you eat as well. Ideally, wait for few days after you have sprayed the plants with this pesticide because harvesting on the same day when you have applied the pesticide isn’t a good idea as the taste lingers. Although, it wouldn’t taste that bad since it’s mint, garlic, and pepper.
Oil Based Pesticide
Oil-based pesticide is not difficult to make either. Create a mixture of soap and oil in a bowl. Now, add three tablespoons of this mixture to the spray bottle and add one cup of water. Oil-based pesticide is ready!
Oil-based pesticide comes in handy when you have an infestation and want to eliminate those nasty pests. It works by sticking to the body of the pest. Keep in mind that you need to clear out the eggs from that place, and also targetting the young ones would be wise as the older pests will die and won’t get replaced.
Making a homemade pesticide is much better and safer than the regular pesticide from the market as it contains chemicals that are not good for the health of humans nor pets.
Whenever you spray these pesticides, you’d find out that there are pulps. You have to get the pulp buried in the garden, especially in places with pest infestation.
Another secret of keeping your plants safe from pests is to keep all of your plants watered as the pests usually attack dry and weak plants.