How to Use Tobacco Juice to Control Pests in the Garden


Most gardens, whether they be fruit, vegetable, herb or flower, are susceptible to pest problems. Gardens aren't the only areas with pest problems as some insects infest trees and grass. Pesticides are available, but they can be expensive or contain unnatural chemicals. A simple solution is to make your own pesticide with tobacco. The chemicals in tobacco are an effective repellent to most insects, caterpillars and aphids.

Step 1

Fill a 1-gallon container with water.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of tobacco to the water. The tobacco can be in any form, whether it be pure tobacco leaves, cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours, or until the water turns light brown.

Step 3

Pour the water into a spray bottle. Spray the water on areas with pest problems once per week.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup tobacco
  • Spray bottle


  • Tobacco Insect Repellent
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