Make Your Own Natural Insecticide - Video

 

Summary: Insecticides are way too expensive, and they don't even work that well. I'm going to show you how to make your own insecticide.

The following is the transcript of the video:

One great way is liquid soap. You take one part liquid soap, and one part water and you put it on your plant. This will keep most bugs away.

If the soap doesn't work, I have another way:

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

Mix all the food ingredients and water. Then let it sit for about an hour, and then add the soap.

Once all the foam goes away, you can put it in a spray bottle. It's good for about two weeks if you put it in the refrigerator. This is a great natural, inexpensive insecticide and it works just as good as the store bought insecticide.

For a longer tip related to this subject, see Make Your Own Natural Insecticide

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