Bug spray for house is a great way to get rid of ants, bees, flies, and pesky spiders. These are insecticides with a high concentration of toxic components that are harmful to humans and animals when used without proper precautions.
This type of spray is normally homemade with organic ingredients that are proven to repel bugs around the home. For the most part, these sprays bring immediate relief from getting bitten by those tiny, annoying bugs we come across on a daily basis.
You can use alcohol for a bug spray. The idea of using alcohol for plants has been around way back then. In fact, this substance can cause Apple trees and African Violets.
This type of spray works best on mealybugs, whiteflies, thrips, scale insects and aphids. You can also use alcohol spray on tropical foliage plans and even on houseplants. When preparing your alcohol spray, you have to use 70% isopropyl alcohol and mix it with a quarter of water.
You may want to add in insecticidal soap spray according to the dilution on the label. Before using the alcohol spray, you can test your spray on the plant first.
Another bug spray that you can prepare is one made of garlic. Organic gardeners are aware of the toxic effect of garlic when used as an insecticide. This insect spray is excellent for aphids, leafhoppers, earwigs, whiteflies, and cabbage loopers.
What’s good about this spray is that it doesn’t appear to harm adult ladybugs. It is also found out that garlic sprays don’t work against grasshopper, sowbugs and red ants.
Another substance you can use is nicotine. This type of spray can be relatively hazardous to lady beetles and bees. This spray works effectively against leaf miners, thrips, immature scales, and aphids.
When preparing your nicotine spray, you would have to brew the nicotine tea by soaking tobacco leaves and cigarette butts in water. Simply soak 1 cup of dried, crushed tobacco leaves in one gallon of warm water with ¼ teaspoon pure soap added.
The solution will keep for several weeks if stored in a closed container. For its use, you simply pour the spray onto the soil in the area of the root zone. The nicotine spray will then be absorbed by the plant leaves and its effects will become visible within several days.
Another substance you can use for a bug spray is pyrethrin. This substance, when used as an insecticide, has a quick knockdown effect on insects and other bugs.
If you spray pyrethrin on insects, they will surely be paralyzed. They can also kill lady beetles but they don’t seem to be harmful to bees.
On the other hand, Pyrethrin can be very toxic to other animals and aquatic insects.
Always keep in mind that when preparing pyrethrin spray, its concentration is at its peak when the flowers are in full bloom. After picking the flowers, you have to hang them in a secluded, dark spot to dry. Once the flowers are already dry, you can now grind them to a fine powder.