DIY Homemade Bug Spray for Plants

3 Materials
20 Minutes

Try these recipes for homemade bug spray for plants and keep your garden free from pesky little critters who will try to eat your fruits and veggies before you do! Try this recipe to get rid of aphids off your roses and other plants

DIY Homemade Bug Spray for Plants

Watch the video for full instructions and then try the steps below

Mix the oil and soap

Mix one cup of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of soap in a jar. Put the lid on the mixture and shake it up. This will be your aphid spray concentrate. You only need a couple tablespoons of this mixture to make a whole spray bottle. You can place the extra in your pantry for when you need it.

Put the mixture in the spray bottle

Add two table spoons of the mixture into the spray bottle using a funnel.

Add water

Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with approx 4 cups or 1 quart of water.

Shake the bottle and use

Give the bottle a gentle shake right before you use it and spray it directly onto the plant. Focus on any areas that you see aphids or bugs.

Spray on plants

You can spray this directly on the bugs. It will not harm the plants at all but the insects body will get coated with the oil and suffocate them. Sounds kind of mean, but we are talking about pests here, and at least it’s natural!

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  • Richard King Richard King on Sep 05, 2020

    First: THANK YOU

    Second: My headache are the “white flies” and are so hard to kill..... this year they ate the whole grapes vine.

    • Angela Usher Angela Usher on Feb 26, 2023

      I hear ya.

      Yellow paper spread with petroleum jelly is said to do the trick. They're supposed to be attracted to the yellow then they stick to the petroleum jelly on the paper and die.

      I'm too much of a soft touch to do it myself so said white flies survive and thrive : (

  • Susan Grekso Susan Grekso on Sep 05, 2020

    Thanks a million