How to Get Rid of Bugs in Plants


If you have a plant you will eventually encounter a pest. Some common pests that are found on plants include aphids and slugs. These pests can harm the plant if they are not removed. You can remove these pests with a pesticide, but all natural methods are just as effective, and much safer for all of the members of your family.

Step 1

Place a bar of soap in a container of water. Do this at night before you go to bed.

Step 2

Remove the bar of soap from the water in the morning when you wake up. Some of the soap will have dissolved in the water.

Step 3

Add the corn oil to the soapy water.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and shake it up.

Step 5

Spray the mixture all over your plants to remove the pests. This will kill the pests without harming the plant.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 bar soap
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • Spray bottle


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Keywords: plant pests, controlling aphids, natural pest removal

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