How to make pepper spray for plant pests
If your plants are being attacked by pests, one option is to spray your garden with pepper spray. You can buy it already made but it can be expensive. Here's how to make your own pepper spray using habaneros peppers. Remember, spray on the part of the plants your don't intend to eat as it is difficult to remove the "hot" (unless you like hot!)
Pepper spray supplies
Here is the list of items you'll need to make your spray:
Hot pepper spray is approved by the EPA as a natural pest deterrent and is an effective alternative to poison. It's available commercially, but it's not that hard to do. Consider making your own to save money.
Pepper Spray for naturally safe pest control
A tried and true method of natural pest control is pepper spray. You can mix up your own economically using peppers from the capsicum variety. The EPA has approved capsicum, the compound in peppers that make them "hot", as a biochemical method of pest repellent and killer. There are a few caveats, though, to consider when you use it on your plants:
Habanero is A good, cheap variety of hot pepper, available at grocery stores.
Insects avoid plants treated with pepper spray. So, next time reach for the "hot sauce" instead of harmful pesticides to keep your plants pest free, naturally.
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