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Organic Bug Spray

What's buggin you?

It's that time of year to be prepared to take on the pests that will want to invade your garden. Here is an organic, earth friendly spray to brew up yourself and have on hand.

Organic Bug Spray

1 unpeeled onion
1 unpeeled head of garlic
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
3 pints water

1. Chop onion and garlic and combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer 20 minutes.
2. Cool, add 1 tablespoon of dish soap and store in a jar in the refrigerator for 6 weeks. (edited: This can be used after it cools, throw out any solution left after 6weeks and make a new batch)

To use: Strain soulution and place in a spray bottle to mist plants.

Red pepper spray is a good general insect spray and is effective against caterpillars.


  1. Sounds like a good start to a Cajun shrimp recipe, too. LOL!

  2. Thanks for the tip! I was wondering how to keep bugs away from my tomatoes this summer without chemicals.

  3. Will it not be as effective if you use right away? I guess i'll have to use chemicals for 6 weeks until its ready but thanks for the idea!

  4. annie cajun shrimp sounds good! lol

    jenny this really works as long as it's not raining every other day adn washing it away.

    Amiyrah the 6 weeks means it keeps for up to 6 weeks in refrig. You can use it as soon as it cools off.

  5. This is AWESOME!! thank you!!

  6. Thanks for this wonderful recipe, Lisa! I will be saving this for future reference. What is bugging me is on my blog today: A Few Minutes of Research can save you a fortune!

  7. This should work on snails too, I hope... off to try this!