Pesticides contain chemicals in them that are toxic. For that, if you want to grow your own vegetables or fruit, it is better to use natural pesticides to repel pests.
Fruits and vegetables are one of the foods that you should not miss. This type of food has many vitamins that are useful for body health. In fact, fruits and vegetables can grow fresh because they are free of pests. This certainly cannot be separated from the role of pesticides as a pest and disease repellent for plants.
The benefits of fruits and vegetables sometimes have to be reduced due to the use of chemical pesticides. Though chemical pesticides have a number of dangers to the body. Pesticides are usually chemical substances that function to eradicate pests in the form of insects, plants, and other types of pests that often damage fruit and vegetable crops.
The mosquito repellent products that you use at home are also pesticides. Although it is useful to repel pests, the use of pesticides is very harmful to the health of the body. The danger of these pesticides is because they contain a number of chemical substances that are toxic, and of all the harmful pesticides, organophosphates are the most dangerous.
Yellow lice and caterpillars that often perch at the base of the leaves do not like the smell of tomato leaves. Tomato plants contain alkaloids, which can precisely control aphids and other insects. For that, you can use tomato leaves as a pesticide by extracting the leaves into powder.
Chop the tomato leaves until smooth and then soak in clean water for 24 hours. After that time, you can use the soaked water as a pesticide. In addition, you can make tomato leaf spray. Cut 2 containers of fresh tomato leaves (which can be taken from the bottom of the plant) then mix them with 1 liter of water, and let them work overnight. Strain the plant material and spray onto the plant’s foliage.
Garlic soaking water is also known to work effectively to control nematodes by sprinkling it on the ground. The liquid will then be absorbed by plant roots to repel pests such as Japanese beetles, moths, carrot flies, and root maggots. It is also very effective at keeping deer and rabbits away from flowers in the garden.
How to make it is also easy. You just take a clove of garlic and grind it. Put it in a bottle then add two glasses of clean water. Shake the mixture and let stand for one night. Organic pesticides from garlic are ready to be used the next day.
Similar to garlic spray, chili spray is a great homemade natural insect repellent that can be used for a variety of different pests. In addition to using fresh chili, you can also use chili powder. To make chili spray and pepper powder, mix 1 tablespoon of chili powder with 1 liter of water and a few drops of mild liquid soap. This mixture can be used on the leaves of plants affected by pests.
To make chili spray from fresh chilies, simply puree 1/2 cup of chili with 1 cup of water, then add 1 liter of water and bring to a boil. Let stand until cool, then strain the chili ingredients, add a few drops of liquid soap to it and spray as desired. Please be aware that this chili spray can also be harmful to humans, so be sure to wear gloves when handling it. Also keep the spray to protect the eyes, nose and mouth.
Eggs in addition to having good nutritional content for the body, you can also use egg shells to repel pests. Egg shells have properties to repel ant pests, mealybugs, and sooty dew that often damage plant roots and inhibit their growth.
The method of application is quite easy, you only need to roast the eggshell until it is black, then mash the eggshell until smooth, then sprinkle it on the plants that are attacked by ants.
Mint prefers well-drained but moist soil, is shade-tolerant, and requires minimal maintenance. Mint has a strong aroma. Some animal pests can not stand the smell of mint, such as ants, mosquitoes, snails, and mice. You can plant it to repel the animals.
This plant will help you fight most of the pest problems at home. If you can’t find mint leaves, you can try using essential oils. Mix 10-15 drops of mint essential oil with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray in crevices or wherever ants or other pests are visible.
Tobacco left over from cigarette butts at home also turns out to be of some use. Based on information from the Agricultural Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, has succeeded in converting tobacco stems into pesticides. Tobacco stem waste turned out to have the same quality as artificial chemical insecticides in eradicating vegetable plant pests.
You can make powerul natural pesticides from the waste. Collect some cigarette butts, take the tobacco up to about a handful. Boil one liter of water, pour it into a container, then put the remaining tobacco into it. Let the mixture ferment for one day. After that, use it as needed. Tobacco and water fermentation is effective in eliminating pests such as red ants and also preventing stem rot