DIY Garlic – Pepper Bug Spray
1 large onion, coarsely, chopped
1 head garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons (30 ml) dried red pepper flakes
1 cup (240 ml) water
1 teaspoon (5ml) liquid castile soap
If you're looking for a more natural method of pest control in your garden, make this formula part of your arsenal. The combination of volatile oils from the pepper and garlic will render most of your plants inhospitable to cabbage worms, caterpillars, hornworms, aphids, flea beetles, and other insects. Wash your hands thoroughly after use since this is not a formula you want to get anywhere near your face, eyes, or other delicate areas of your body. Place the onion, garlic, and re pepper flakes in a blender or food processor. Combine, then slowly add the water until contents are liquefied. Transfer mixture to a gallon-size (4-1) container (e.g., a clean, empty milk jug) and fill with soap. Refrigerate for several days. To use, pour a cup (240ml) of liquid through a strainer and into a 32-ounce (950-ml) spray bottle. Fill with water and liberally spray the plants you want to protect. Repeat regularly, especially after it rains. Keep refrigerated.