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How to Mix Homemade Insecticides Into Soil

Insects are drawn by plants, particularly during the summer months when plants that are edible are developing in their yards. Ground-dwelling insects can be treated with a variety of home insecticides or pesticides applied directly minimizing the amount that goes on other edible or plant parts that were decorative and leaves. Implementing insecticides into the soil is not a procedure, but you need to be careful to follow instructions when doing it for the very first time.

Put on protective eyewear and gloves. Clear the area you will treat of pets and people. Wait for apparent, still weather to apply the insecticide so it will not get washed away by rain or ignored during program.

Dilute homemade insecticide according to the recipe you’re using. If your insecticide is in the desired concentration, skip this step.

Put the insecticide into a spray bottle. Gently wipe the outside of the jar with a rag to get rid of excess insecticide that might irritate eyes or skin. Put the rag right in the washing machine unless the insecticide contains high levels of petroleum, in which case you need to wash it in the sink by hand.

Loosen the soil around the plants you wish to treat using a small trowel. Make sure you turn the ground 3 to 4 inches down, all the way around the plant and out.

Spray start turning it again, and insecticide into the soil that is loosened. Keep turning and spraying, careful to avoid the leaves, stalks and roots of the plants you’re treating, until you have used the amount of insecticide.

Pat the ground back down around the plant. When there’s a insecticide keep it on a shelf. If the jar is empty, then wash it by hand or in the dishwasher, or reserve it for use of the same pesticide.

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