Asked on Oct 20, 2017

Is it dish soap you use to get rid of bugs on plants?



8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 20, 2017

    I use horticultural oil instead of dish soap it is more effective
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Dish soap in a spray bottle usually does it for bugs on plants, yes
  • Amanda
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Hi Judith. Yes you mix dish soap and water to spray on the plants. 1 quart of water to 1 tsp of soap. Just a few drops does the trick.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 20, 2017

    A soapy solution with dish soap works on most bugs on many plants.
  • Gaby
    on Oct 20, 2017

    i use a mixture of dishsoap and epson salts desolved in a spray bottle . spray only in evening or a cool day morning will work best

  • Mau31218944
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Vinegar and water.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Water with some dish soap can repel some bugs and kill the larva of others if it is sprayed on the stems, tops and bottoms of leaves, and on the ground surrounding plants. But too much will deprive the leaves from processing sun, water and air and will kill the plant. Best wishes 😇💖
  • Marietta
    on Oct 20, 2017

    yes. Use Dawn (blue) just a few drops in a spray bottle of water will do the trick. Just don't spray the beneficial bugs, bees, lady bugs, dragon flys etc.
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