Make Your Own Natural Insecticide

Written by Amy Gordon (last updated February 5, 2024)


Insects are extremely difficult to deal with, since they are small and tenacious, and many love to eat your plants. It is extremely difficult to get rid of insects without using insecticides, but many insecticides can be hazardous to your plants' health or your own. Depending on the types of insects you are dealing with, there are various ways to get rid of them. One more way is found here. It is a natural, homemade insecticide that can kill insects but is not as harmful as using most manufactured insecticides.

If you want to make your own natural insecticide for both house and garden, all you need is two tablespoons of liquid soap and one quart of water. Just mix the little bit of soap with the water. You can try to sprinkle the mixture on the plants directly, but it will probably be easier to put the mixture in a spray bottle. If you use the spray bottle, you should be sure to spray the plants evenly. If you see any bugs, aim directly at the pests to get the best results.

Liquid soap with water should work well, but if you want to use something a little stronger, look to these great solutions. For this natural-based alternative, all you will need is a couple of ingredients you can get at any grocery store. The list of ingredients is as follows:

  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap
  • 1 quart water

All you need to do to make this environmentally friendly insecticide is first, finely chop the onion and the garlic, and then mix them with the tap water. Add the cayenne pepper and, after letting the mixture sit for one hour, mix in the soap. Finally, mix well.

When the foam subsides, strain the mixture into your spray bottle. You can store the mixture for one to two weeks if you keep it refrigerated.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...


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2015-07-21 05:36:01

Lani Hazel Newcrest

This works great, When I used it on my rose plants, pests are gone and it can be stored for long! GREAT JOB!


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