How to Make Organic Pesticide

Overview

Home gardeners are increasingly aware of the chemicals in commercial pesticides. Not only are these chemicals hazardous to handle, but they can also be potentially hazardous to pets. Many gardeners are looking for effective organic alternatives to commercial pesticides. You can make your own organic pesticides and get rid of unwanted pests in your garden without worry. Organic pesticides are good for the environment and for your garden plants.

Step 1

Cut the skin off the onions and remove the skin from the garlic cloves. Place the onions on a cutting board and cut them in half with the knife. Cut each half of the onions into quarters and place the equivalent of one onion into the blender. Pour the two cups of water into the blender.

Step 2

Cover the blender with the lid and puree on high for two minutes. Add the remaining onion into the blender and puree for two more minutes.

Step 3

Mince the garlic glove with the knife and add to the blender. Mince the jalapeno pepper, and add the pepper to the blender, seeds and all. Wash your hands before proceeding. The jalapeno pepper juice will burn your eyes if you accidentally rub your eyes with the pepper juice on your hands.

Step 4

Puree the mixture in the blender on high for three minutes. Take the cover off the top of the blender. Place a cheesecloth over the top of the blender. Put a rubber band around the cheesecloth to secure the cheesecloth to the blender.

Step 5

Set the gallon milk jug in the sink and fill it half way with warm tap water. Place the funnel in the jug opening and pour the contents of the blender into the jug. Add ¼-cup of white vinegar to the gallon jug and top off the jug with tap water.

Step 6

Place the cap on the milk jug and shake well. Allow the mixture to sit for 24 hours. Shake the jug well again and pour some mixture into a spray bottle.

Step 7

Spray the mixture on the soil at the base of your plants and around the pots or garden edge.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 small onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cups of water
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber band
  • Gallon milk jug with a top
  • Funnel
  • ¼-cup white vinegar
  • Spray bottle

References

  • Gardeningvolunteers.org : Recipes For Organic Pesticides
  • Motherearthnews.com : Organic Pesticides
  • Worldagroforestry.org : Natural Pesticide Recipes
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About this Author

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with over 10 years of writing experience. Ken has written over 350 Home Improvement articles for Demand Studios. He has also been published by The American Chronicle. Kenneth holds an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Commonwealth College in Richmond, Va.