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Non-toxic Insect Sprays and Repellents

Spray against insects without using poisons

Non-toxic insect sprays

Here are a few ways to deal with insects such as aphids on roses

Aphids are soft bodied insects that feed on the soft young shoots of plants.  Eventually these shoots can be permanently damaged.

Spray for Aphids

Put into your blender 1 clove of garlic, a small onion, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.  Blend well.  Then add two pints or 4 cups of water. Add a tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap.  Let this stand overnight. Strain and use as a spray on the aphid infested plants.

Alternatively you can also remove a heavy infestation of aphids by spraying them with a hard jet of water from the hose pipe.

General Insect spray

Blend in your liquidiser: a few hot chillies, a clove of garlic and a few drops of liquid detergent.  Add a pint of water and let it stand for a day, Strain and use in a spray bottle or garden pump spray.

Dissolve some soap in water and spray on insects.

Garlic Spray

Blend 10 cloves of garlic with a pint of water.  Let it stand for a day, strain and use as an insecticide spray.


A  book of non-poisonous sprays for insects

Here is a veritable encyclopaedia of non-poisonous insect sprays:

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