Monday, August 12, 2013

DIY Pest Control

Looking to get rid of bugs in the garden?

Several easy-to-make concoctions use ingredients from your kitchen and are just as effective as store-bought pest solutions.

Not only are they economical, but they are also safe to use around pets and children because they’re made from natural ingredients.

•First,
here’s a recipe for an easy soap solution for pest control. This solution kills bugs as well as fungus, so the benefits are twofold.

  • 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 gallon warm water
Mix all ingredients together and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Label the bottle for easy identification, and use as often as you need. Spray it directly on your plants or anywhere you see fungus and pests.

•Next,
try this simple oil spray. It not only kills bugs on contact, but it can also prevent bugs from returning to problem spots.

  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
  • 2 cups of water
Combine oil and dishwashing liquid in a bottle. Cap it and shake well before use. Spray wherever pests seem to be a problem, and reapply after one to two weeks or as needed. Ideally, you should reapply it after a heavy rain.

Recipes adapted from www.green-and-simple-living.com.
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