Homemade insecticide recipe using neem


Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind that is linked to cancerous cellular activity), farmers and householders came up with multiple remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants.

The following list will offer some of our favorite, all-natural, inexpensive, organic methods for making bug-busting pesticides for your home garden.

Ancient Indians highly revered neem oil as a powerful, all-natural plant for warding off pests. In fact, neem juice is the most powerful natural pesticide on the planet, holding over 50 natural insecticides. You can use this extremely bitter tree leaf to make a natural pesticidal spray.

Whiteflies commonly attack vegetable and landscape plants and can be difficult to control. They attack plants by feeding on the sap, causing yellowing, or even death of the plant if it is heavily infested. Whiteflies congregate on the undersides of leaves, where they also lay their eggs. They multiply quickly, so it is essential to get them under control as fast as possible. A homemade insecticide for whiteflies can be helpful to get them under control and out of your garden.

You can mix up a simple recipe for an insecticide spray for whiteflies right in your kitchen. First, make a base mixture with 1 tablespoon of regular dish soap (not one with added bleach or an antibacterial soap) and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Pour it into a bottle that can be sealed, and shake well to mix. Note: This recipe must be diluted before using it on your plants.

Now that you have your base, you can mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of it into a cup of water. Mix this in a spray bottle, and shake it well. Oil and water do not mix, so it needs to be shaken often as you are using it.

Ants in your garden are more of an annoyance than a harmful pest. Some ants bite and sting, while others can indirectly harm plants because they farm and protect aphids for their sweet secretions. Spraying insecticides is one way to kill ants, but many chemical sprays contain chemicals that are toxic to humans and animals, especially if they’re applied to food plants. To kill ants in your garden, you need to give the ants poison they will take back to their nests, and get rid of the aphids that attract them.

Spray aphids with a homemade insecticide that won’t harm people or your plants. In a spray bottle, mix a spoonful of vegetable oil, two spoonfuls of baking soda, 5 to 10 drops of dishwashing liquid, and 10 drops of peppermint oil. Spray this onto the aphids to kill them. The peppermint oil in the mixture will help keep ants from coming back because they don’t like the smell.

Make a homemade ant hotel with borax and sugar. Poke holes in some small plastic containers with lids. The holes need to be just large enough for ants to get into and out of the container. Put the holes along the sides of the container near the top and a few in the lid.

One simple step you can take to ensure that your produce is clean and chemical-free is to wash them before eating and cooking with them. It's really simple to make your own homemade fruit and vegetable wash solution with just two household ingredients. Keep it close to your sink for ease of use.

Castile soap is a vegetable oil based soap that is great for naturally cleaning fruits, vegetables and so much more without the use of harmful chemicals.

Use a dish scrubber to remove dirt and debris from harder skinned fruits and vegetables like citrus fruits, melons and potatoes.

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Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind that is linked to cancerous cellular activity), farmers and householders came up with multiple remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants.

The following list will offer some of our favorite, all-natural, inexpensive, organic methods for making bug-busting pesticides for your home garden.

Ancient Indians highly revered neem oil as a powerful, all-natural plant for warding off pests. In fact, neem juice is the most powerful natural pesticide on the planet, holding over 50 natural insecticides. You can use this extremely bitter tree leaf to make a natural pesticidal spray.

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