Dishwashing Soap Against Small Garden Insects

You already have dishwashing for your everyday kitchen activities, and as luck would have it, it also acts as an effective insect repellent. Although not much has been proven as to exactly why soap gets rid of insects the way it does, a lot of gardeners prefer using this technique compared to synthetic alternatives. The prevailing hypothesis is that soap washes away the protective waxy coating on the insect’s body, which causes it to lose its moisture and to eventually dry out and perish. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and two tablespoons of unscented dish soap and spray liberally over the affected area. Soap in this diluted form won't injure your plants, but rather kill the pests and leave the plant free to grow.

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