2 Homemade Recipes For Garden Pest Organic Insecticide

May 19, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Homemade insecticide recipe

When you have garden pests eating your plants, instead of reaching for chemical insecticides you can choose to make your own organic insecticide spray – which is often just as effective.

To help control garden pests, follow any of these homemade garden insecticide recipes:



One of the most effective organic sprays for garden pests is made of garlic, onion, and cayenne pepper (and water).

Add the ingredients and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Let sit overnight to enable the oils to infuse more into the water. Then strain into a spray bottle and/or container by using a cheese-cloth or similar material. Store in the refrigerator for extra longevity.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 peeled onion (small)
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
3 cups water



This simple organic insecticide is effective against soft bodied garden insect pests and is quick and easy to make your own.

Mix 1 quart water with 1 tablespoon liquid soap (not detergents, but liquid soap).

Or simply fill a 1 quart sprayer with water and add 1 tablespoon liquid soap. Shake well.

That’s it! Simple…


Have your own favorite garden pest control recipes or solutions to pest problems?