Beth Chastain
Beth Chastain
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  • Pismo Beach, CA
Asked on May 13, 2013

What can I use to make insecticide to treat my potted flowering plants

ChrissieMarielle LambertDouglas Hunt

Answered

is there a natural solution to kill insects on my plants?
3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 14, 2013

    Beth, you really should know what the insect is before attempting to treat it. Many insect issues can be treated with no more than a good, commercial insecticidal soap. I don't recommend "home brews" because no one has tested the ingredients or the quantities.

  • Marielle Lambert
    on May 14, 2013

    Up here in Canada we have a gardening guru who has a recipe for a solution of 1 part dish soap to 40 parts water...put in a spray bottle, mist your plants thouroughly (ie under the leaves as well as the top of leaves) let stand for 10 mins & rinse thouroghly. I just had a war with spider mites & it worked like a charm!

  • Chrissie
    on Jun 25, 2015

    As Doug says check out what insects are on your plants as some feed off others but I do not like aphids on my roses so I spray with garlic water just made up of either fresh crushed or powder in boiling water.Leave to stand over night and then spray.

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