How to Make Insect Spray for a Lawn


Insecticides are used to keep insects away from your lawn, plants or vegetables. You can make your own insecticide at home out of all-natural ingredients. Your children and pets will then be able to play out in the yard without being bothered by pesky insects.

General Insecticide

Step 1

Place your dish soap and vegetable oil in a small bowl and mix them together.

Step 2

Place 2 1/2 tsp. of the dish soap/oil mixture in to an empty spray bottle.

Step 3

Add water and combine. Spray over the lawn wherever you want to get rid of insects.

Onion Insect Repellent

Step 1

Take 1 cup of onion peels and place them in a gallon of water.

Step 2

Set the onion water in a sunny location and let it sit for one week.

Step 3

Remove the onion peels from the water and pour the water into an empty spray bottle.

Step 4

Spray your lawn with the onion water to get rid of insects.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. dish soap
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Onion peels


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Keywords: insect repellent, insect spray, healthy lawn

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