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How to Make Organic Pepper Spray for Plants

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Overview

There are a number of plants that attract deer, squirrels and rabbits. These animals will munch on your plants until there is nothing left. Your plants also have other predators that are interested in feasting on them. They include aphids and mites. There is a solution that will both repel the animals and kill the insects at the same time: An organic pepper spray acts as both a repellent and an insecticide.

Step 1

Place 1/2 cup of jalapeno peppers in a blender.

Step 2

Pour two cups of water in the blender and use the puree setting on the blender to combine the two ingredients.

Step 3

Set the pepper water aside for 24 hours.

Step 4

Strain any pepper pieces out of the water using a cheesecloth.

Step 5

Pour the strained pepper water in an empty spray bottle.

Step 6

Add five drops of liquid castile soap to the pepper water. The soap helps the pepper water stick to the plants so that it can do its job.

Step 7

Spray on your plants.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid spraying your plants when the temperatures is above 80 degrees F. First thing in the morning, or late at night is best.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups water
  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spray bottle
  • 5 drops of liquid castile soap

References

  • Gardeners Net: Hot Pepper Spray
  • GHO Organics: Pepper Spray
Keywords: organic pepper spray, pepper based repellent, homemade pepper insecticide

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.