Home Remedies for Your Garden Pests
All of us wish to have a neat and beautiful garden. However, infection by pests is common for any garden plants. Generally, many chemical pesticides are used to get away from garden pests. But, there are some home-made remedies for garden pests in order to avoid making the plants taste bad. Have a look on some of them.
Mix a tablespoon of hot peppers, six cloves of garlic, a minced onion and a teaspoon of soap in a gallon of hot water. Keep it aside for a few days. Then, drain the liquid out into a spray bottle. Spray it regularly to plants to avoid pests. The smell of the solution itself keeps the harmful pests away from the plants. Even, smaller animals like rabbits and mice can be deterred by it. Remember that you should apply it after raining as the solution gets washed off from the plants.
Various types of insects including leaf-hoppers and cucumber beetles infect broccoli, cabbage and other related vegetables. The best home remedy for this is to spray a mixture of two table spoons of hot red pepper powder, six drops of liquid soap and one gallon of water weekly. Equal parts of soy sauce and canola oil are to be mixed in an empty sardine can or any other low-sided container. Destructive bugs and earwigs get attracted to it. The traps can be set out at night and can be thrown away in the morning. White baking soda and milk are the best remedies for fungal infections. Try these home-made remedies instead of chemical pesticides for controlling pests and make your garden safe and healthy.