5+ Natural & Homemade Insecticides for Vegetable Garden

Farmers have been producing vegetables even when the harmful chemical pesticides were not invented. So, how did they do it? The answer is easy and simple.They used natural and homemade insecticide to wipe away the pests, insects, and weeds. These natural and homemade insecticides are easy to make, inexpensive, effective and do not cause any health issue.


The following list of for natural and homemade insecticides the vegetable garden will offer some of the most favourite, easy to make and organic methods to control the pests in your favorite garden to get a bumper production of healthy and delicious vegetable-


Neem Spray

It is treated as one of the most powerful natural insecticides according to ancient Indians. If you want to make Neem oil spray, add half a teaspoon of mild liquid soap with half an ounce of organic neem oil and mix it with two-quarter of water. Then put it in a sprayer and use immediately.

Mineral Water

Are you wondering how it works? Take one liter of mineral water, mix it with 10-30 ml of high-grade edible oil and spray it over your vegetables and see the magic.  It works wonderfully to dehydrate insecticides and their eggs.

Garlic Spray

Garlic has an extremely strong scent keeping insecticides away from your vegetables. To make garlic spray, add two quarts of water with 10-15 garlic cloves. Then blend it well and allow the mixture to settle for 24 hours. After that add a cup of edible oil with it and keep it for 24 hours more. Whenever you want to use it, add one gallon of water with ½ cup of this mixture and spray it.

Red Pepper Spray

Although known for its ability to add spice and flavor in foods, it is a strong insecticide. To make it, at first mix one gallon of water along with 6 drops of dishwashing soap and 1 tablespoon of red pepper powder. Then use it over your vegetables with a sprayer.

Oil Spray

It is effective against whiteflies, spider mites, and aphids. Mix one cup of cooking oil with a tablespoon of dishwashing soap. Then add one gallon of water with four tablespoons of the oil mixture and spray it in your vegetable garden.


Orange Citrus Oil, Soap and Water

It is easy to make a natural pesticide. Firstly, simply mix one ounce of orange citrus oil with three tablespoons of liquid organic soap, add one gallon of fresh water with it and shake. It has a strong effect on slugs, ants, and roaches.


All in One Spray

Both these are strong contain strong pest control scent. Mix one medium clove of garlic with a medium sized onion and mince them. Then add one quart of water and wait for about an hour. Then mix one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and liquid soap each and stir the mixture well. If kept in a refrigerator, it will work effectively for a week.


We would recommend you to taste a leaf of a plant before applying the insecticide to the entire plant. It is also helpful to spray in the morning. We would like to hear from you about the output of our suggested natural and homemade insecticides.

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