Many home plant pest problems can be easily solved by using a little insecticidal soap.  It is easy and inexpensive to mix up your own organic insect killer at home.  You will be saving money on pesticides and won’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals on your food.

This recipe works best on soft-bodied pests like aphids, thrips, white flies and spider mites.  These are among the most common garden pests.  Insecticidal soaps kill insects by entering the pest’s respiratory system and breaking down internal cell membranes.  It is only effective when it is wet, so aim well.  After it is dry it will not harm your beneficial insects.  For heavy insect infestations, it is best to spray your plants again in a few days.

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Source by Laura Zinkan