How’s your garden growing? Got any insect problem? Control pests organically by using insecticidal soap! Did you know that soap has been used for centuries as an all-purpose pesticide? It disrupts insects’ cell membranes and kills pests by dehydration. The key is not to use too much soap, or you’ll also kill the vegetation near the pests.
I take the following steps to make my own insecticidal soap:
- Buy a liquid soap such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap at a health store.
- In a bucket, combine 1-2 tablespoons liquid soap with 1 quart water.
- Transfer to a spray bottle.
Make sure that you buy a liquid soap, not a detergent. There is a difference! My favorite is Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap. It smells great for me, but the bugs hate it!
If you’ve been spraying chemicals, stop immediately! Control pests naturally with an insecticidal soap!