Asked by: Joellen Igothome and garden landscaping
How do I keep bugs off my plants naturally?
Last Updated: 9th February, 2020
- Soapy water. Mix 5 tablespoons of dish soap with 4 cups of water in a bottle and spray plants with the solution.
- Neem oil spray.
- Pyrethrum spray.
- Pepper spray.
- Herbal water spray.
- Alcohol spray.
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Also question is, how do I keep bugs off my plants?
A dish soap and water solution sprayed over your plants is the perfect way to keep aphids away. In a clean spray bottle mix 1 part dish soap to 10 parts water. Spray it over your plants, and the aphids will go find their lunches elsewhere. A small amount of dish soap will not harm your plants or anyone who eats them.
Similarly, what can I spray on my houseplants to kill bugs? The cooking oil sitting in your kitchen pantry will control spider mites, aphids, whiteflies, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects attacking your indoor plants. Mix 1 cup of cooking oil with 1 tablespoon of gentle dish soap produces a concentrated solution that you can store in a cool, dark area until you need it.
Moreover, does vinegar kill bugs on plants?
White vinegar blasts bugs on plants as an ingredient in a homemade soap spray. Mix a 3 cups water, 1 cup vinegar in a spray bottle and add 1 teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on plants, including trees and shrubs, to get rid of pests. Direct the spray at the underside of the leaves to make contact with whitefly eggs.
Is Dawn dish soap safe for plants?
Dawn liquid dish detergent in approximately a 2 percent concentration is a fairly safe alternative to commercial insecticidal soaps formulated to kill insects such as aphids, mites and scale on plants and keep them away.