If you’re like me and have some plants inside of your home, it can be hard to know how to keep pests away from your plants without spraying chemicals everywhere. Some of those pest control products can even be dangerous to children and pets. Luckily there is another way. Instructables user iPodGuy made this amazing how-to to create an organic pest control product at home. It’s as easy as making a soup!
To make this pesticide, you will need:
- an empty & clean gallon jug (such as a milk jug)
- a spray bottle with spray nozzle
- a funnel
- a piece of cloth such as a shirt or bandanna
- a pot that can hold 1 gallon
- 4 small onions
- a jalapeno pepper
- a clove of garlic
- 3 tablespoons of dish soap
To start, put one gallon of water in a pot and start to warm it up. From there, chop up the onions, garlic and jalapeno until it is a paste.
Then add them to your water and allow it to seep for 10 to 20 minutes. The water doesn’t need to be boiling, just warm/simmering.
Once the concoction is beginning to emit a strong odor—you should be able to smell it from the next room—take your cloth and strain the watery paste into the gallon jug, as pictured below.
Finally, add your dish soap to the gallon jug and voila! You have some pest control spray that will keep bugs away from your precious indoor plants.
Have you ever made something like this to keep your plants safe from bugs? How well did it work for you? What secrets do you try? Let us know in the comments below, we love to hear your feedback.