How to Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap for Plants tablespoons soap to 1 gallon of water OR 1 heavy tablespoon soap to 1 quart of water-(add vinegar for downy mildew) for controlling aphids, whiteflies, spider mites and mealybugs on my container herbs.
Try this homemade mixture from the Almanac to control and deter whiteflies: 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water, and 1 tablespoon liquid soap. Spray the mixture on the foliage of garden plants that are susceptible to these pests.
Organic Pest Eradication
I am not a fan of pesticides, but sometimes the aphids or whitefly get too overwhelming. In that instance I reach for a batch of neem oil and garlic spray.
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