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Get Rid Of Garden Pests With This DIY Hot Pepper Spray

They are easy to produce, efficient, low cost and highly effective!

Hot peppers have a compound in them
called capsaicin. Insects are sensitive to
capsaicin, and the compound registers on their
taste buds as “hot” and serves as an irritant.
This spray is considered to be effective for such
garden animal pests as squirrels and insects.

Step 1
Take 950ml of water and one-half cup of dried
hot peppers and put them in the pot. Bring
the pot of water and peppers to just barely
boiling. Then turn off the heat and let it cool
to room temperature. Strain out the peppers
and throw them away. (See picture 1 & 2)

Step 2
Put the liquid into a spray bottle. Label it so
that anyone coming across it knows what the
contents are; it’s also a good idea to add the
date to it.

For added sticking power, add a few drops
of pure dish soap to the liquid. Spray it on
the plants you want to protect. Always wear
gloves and eye protection before using this
spray; it can burn your skin and eyes if it
touches them and it’s painful.

Take Note
1. Use the spray early morning or evening. If sprayed in the heat of the day, it may burn the plants.

2. If you are not sure how sensitive plants will cope, test on a small area first. Wait four days and if
   the plant doesn’t react, then using the spray on it should be okay.

3. Do not spray this on windy days. The back spray may hit you. Spray the entire plant every week
    for maximum benefit. It will also need to be reapplied after rain.

This tip is provided by Ms Selva.
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