Home remedies to combat pests on your plants


With the arrival of good weather, the unwanted insects and parasites that damage our plants also return. Mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, among others that will not hesitate to feed on their sap, weakening them. However, we we can help you to be able to face them.

For this reason, we are going to explain how to make home remedies to combat pests on your plants.

Chamomile remedy


Chamomile will help your plants to strengthen their defense system.

Chamomile activates the microbial population both in the soil and in the compost. These microbes are very beneficial for plants, since help them to have stronger defenses.

To do this remedy you just have to add 50 grams of chamomile in 10 liters of water in a saucepan until it boils. Then strain it, let the water cool down a bit and apply it directly to the plants.

Tansy remedy

The tansytanacetum vulgare) has a high content of pyrethrins, which are a mixture of organic compounds that help prevent and fight pests. In fact, many chemical insecticides contain these compounds.

To do it, you have to make an infusion with 300 grams of tansy and 10 liters of water. Afterwards, let it rest for 10 minutes, strain it, let it cool down, and finally you can apply it to the plants.

Nettle remedy

Urtica dioica

Nettle is a plant that, in addition to being medicinal, has insecticidal properties. Let it grow in a corner of your garden and you can easily combat pests on your plants.

Nettles are plants that we do not usually want to have in the gardens, but surely you change your mind when I tell you that used as an insecticide (it is especially effective against spider mites) and to prevent mildew. And not only that, but it also helps the plant to recover faster after a pest attack.

To make this remedy you will need 2kg of fresh nettle (or 400 grams of dried nettle) and 20l of water, and follow these steps:

  1. The plants are first macerated in the water, putting everything in a non-metallic container for eight days.
  2. Stir every day to mix well.
  3. After that time, it sneaks in.
  4. Then 10% is diluted in 1 liter of water.
  5. And then it is applied by watering the plants.

Do you know any other home remedies?

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  1.   @CARNISQRO said

    Sowing nicotiana tabacum keeps the farm ants that breed aphids at bay since they detest its aroma, the juice of 1 head of garlic dissolved and macerated 24 hours in 1L of water eliminates aphids and fights many kinds of fungi including botrytis and milkweed in aquatic plants

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Thanks for your contribution, @CARNISQRO 🙂

  2.   Irma said

    Hi Monica, does any variety of nettle work for the repellent? It seems to me that there are many species ... greetings.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Irma.
      Yes, there are some varieties of nettle, but they all serve as an insecticide. In any case, the one that is most often used is Urtica dioica.
      A greeting.

  3.   Lorena said

    Good morning !!! I wanted to know the 10% in how much water? I am not clear

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Lorena.

      Yes, sorry, in 1l of water. Now I add it. Thanks!