It is amazing how home remedies and products one finds in the cupboard of a kitchen or even in the refrigerator can be used to keep pests away from your lawn and garden. Lawneq.com has been identifying these solutions over the years. Here are a few more.
One home remedy that appears to work against garden pests like deer is a solution that includes:
· 2 cups of hot water
· 2 beaten eggs
· 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
· 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper
Combine the ingredients in a lidded bowl and let it sit for two to three days. Put into a clean spray bottle and spray your plants all over the yard with the concoction.
The deer will hate the smell and won’t come back to your property to chow down on your plants.
Another home remedy that seems to work against deer is Mylar. Tie strips of Mylar to tree branches. They will discourage the deer from even entering your yard.
A number of items you probably have in the bathroom medicine cabinet or in the kitchen cupboard or refrigerator has proven to be ideal to rid your property of garden pests like rabbits. For example:
· Sprinkle talcum powder onto the top of your plants
· Distribute a ring of red pepper powder around the perimeter of your garden.
· Use a knife to shave off pieces of Irish Spring Soap, put them into tiny pouches of pantyhose and place around your garden.
· Plant onions around the perimeter of your garden.
Again, there are a number of products that can be used to combat garden pests like slugs. They include:· Apply sawdust, gravel or coarse dirt around the perimeter of your garden.
· Apply sawdust, gravel or coarse dirt around the perimeter of your garden.
· Spray a mist of vinegar onto your plants.
· Dust Epsom Salt onto the soil around your plants.
Chasing Off Bugs
Hot sauce is another kitchen remedy that works against garden pests like bugs. A homemade hot sauce spray that seems to work quite well includes:
· 2 tablespoons of hot sauce that includes cayenne, jalapeno, or habanero peppers
· 3 to 4 drops of mild dish soap (no dyes or perfumes)
· 1 clove of garlic
· 1 quart of water
Blend the ingredients in a blender set on low until they are well combined. Leave the concoction alone overnight, pour into a plastic spray bottle, re-cap the bottle and shake the mixture to reincorporate the different elements.
Spray the formula directly onto the insects. Start at the top of a plant and work your way down. Make sure that you spray the mixture onto the back of the leaves as well as the front.
Shake the spray bottle periodically and continue to spay the solution onto the plants until the insects fall off. Re-apply if you see additional insects start to gather on the plant.
Dip cotton balls into the hot sauce and then place them in the garden. You can also place one ball on the soil of a potted plant.