Make Your Own Organic Pesticide
February 26, 2014
By Sano Mag staff
Make Your Own Organic Pesticide
Growing your own garden is difficult enough without pests. If you're trying to grow organic fruit, herbs or vegetables, then you'll understand what a challenge this can be.

Keeping your garden chemical free means avoiding your traditional pesticides, and going for an organic pesticide instead.

But what if we told you that you could make your own organic pesticide at home relatively simply and using everyday ingredients?

With that said, here are a couple of organic pesticide recipes to rid your garden of pests once and for all and have your own homegrown organic produce.

Organic Pesticide

Ingredients
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 5 chillies, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of soap flakes
  • Boiling water
Directions
Place all of the ingredients into a glass jar. Leave for a day before using it.

Strain the mixture and pour it into a spray bottle. Make sure the bottle is clearly labelled "organic pesticide".

Spray your affected plants liberally and repeat after a few days.

Try to use the organic pesticide spray within 2 weeks.

Make sure you always wash your organic fruit, vegetables and herbs before eating them.

Organic Ant Rid

Ingredients
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • Water
Directions
Pour water into a spray bottle and add the peppermint oil.

Rather than spraying the organic ant rid directly onto the plants, spray a line near the plants where you don't want the ants to cross.

Avoid using this method if you have a cat as this organic pesticide can be harmful to cats.

Organic Aphid Spray

Ingredients
  • Water
  • Organic dishwashing liquid
Directions
To make an organic soap spray, add a small squirt of organic dishwashing liquid to water in a spray bottle.

Spray the aphids directly with this organic pesticide. The soap can then be washed off the plant with water. Repeat every few days if your plants are infested with aphids.

Alternatively, get rid of the aphids with a strong blast of water or squeeze them off using your fingers.
"Keep your garden organic and free of pests by making your own organic pesticide at home simply and using household ingredients."