Garden pests are tough! Get rid of them with my DIY garden pest control ideas and tricks. Learn about garden pest control with me, an use some of my garden pest control ideas and tips. What DIY garden pest control methods do you swear by? Comment below!
If you’re having a problem with squash bugs, aphids, or other small but annoying insects, then try peppermint . Put one drop of the essential oil for every ounce of water in a spray bottle and then spray your plants down well.
Rosemary is really good at repelling flies, fleas, and mosquitoes. You can put this into a spray bottle and spray around your garden or yard, or you can burn rosemary on a fire to diffuse it into the air. It just depends on what you’re trying to repel.
Use some thyme to get rid of spiders and other crawling nasty insects. If you put it in a spray bottle to dowse your plants, then make sure you apply it after rainfall, since it will get washed away.
For aphids, lice, moths, and slugs, use some cedarwood. While the spray bottle seems to be best, you can also apply some to a damp cloth and rub the edge of the garden down, but this works best to get rid of slugs.
Lavender not only smells really good, but it can help get rid of lice, silverfish, and moths. Again, this is one you can spray or, if you have actual lavender or sticks dowsed in it, you can burn over an open fire.
Lemongrass is another nice smelling essential oil that helps repel pests. What I like to do is add lemongrass to my tiki torch oil so that, as my torches burn, they also help repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitos.
Any essential oil that is a citrus works well as a DIY insect repellent. I like orange or lemon, but any citrus one you find should work. Use it to repel ants, roaches, and fleas from your yard, home, and garden.