Tips to Use Black Pepper as a Pesticide
Who would have thought that black pepper could be used to reduce and bring control to garden insect pests population, this herb or seasoning that’s all natural has proven that it’s not only great as an added flavor to our food recipes but can also act as a natural pesticide or repellent for insect control. The demand for natural ways or means to take care of garden plants is on the rise especially edible gardens to safeguard against food contamination along with decreasing air population that’s damaging to our environment and our eco-system.
If you’re looking for natural ways to bring control to garden insect pests then look no further black pepper can be used as an organic pesticide to bring the results you’re looking for so continue reading to find out how to use black pepper to your advantage to reduce garden insect population.
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How to Mix Black Pepper Pesticide and Repellent for Garden Insect Pests?
To make this potent mixture add half a tablespoon of black pepper to a gallon of water followed by thoroughly shaking or mixing, next and to a 32 oz spray bottle and you’re set to go.
How to use Black Pepper as a Pesticide?
When spraying garden plants make sure and get total coverage of both the surface and the undersides of the plant leaves. The reason for this is insect pests don’t only use garden plants as a food source but also to lay their eggs on the leave’s undersides to hide from the elements or harsh weather conditions and to hide from birds and predator insects (beneficial Insects) that use them as a food source. The granule or pellet form of black pepper can be around plants by broadcasting with your hand or the use of a fertilizer spreader, especially for larger garden areas.
How does Black Pepper Work?
After the water dries or evaporates off the plant leaves the odor from the black pepper remains which garden pest finds to be very offensive.
Can Black Pepper Spray Solution Harm Beneficial Insects
Unfortunately, this spray solution can also have a negative impact on beneficial insects, but to limit the number of beneficial insects that might be lost through this spray application apply during the early morning hours when beneficial insects are less active.
What Pests Do Black Pepper Repels?
- Pine Sawflies
- Eastern tent caterpillar
- The larva of insects
- Other flying insects
What Mammals Do Black Pepper Repels?
Black Pepper has Antibacterial Properties
Black pepper has antibacterial properties that discourage the spread of disease, black pepper contains piperine, this antibacterial (piperine) chemical fight against or discourages the growth of bacteria and molds in garden plants. It’s believed through research that black pepper may bring control to leaf spot, stem canker, and bacterial blight.
When black pepper is mixed into the soil it degrades or breaks down into different nutrients boosting the nutrients of plants while protecting them because of their (black pepper) antibacterial effect.
The Benefits of Black Pepper
- It’s natural
- It’s cheap
- Black pepper is safe to use on edible plants
The final word on how to use black pepper as a pesticide
The use of black pepper in the garden has its benefits, this herb/spice has the effect to deliver a power punch to garden insect pests and can be used as a repellant to keep both dogs, cats, and other mammals a bay. If you’re looking for an all-natural spray that’s safe and easy on your garden plants while bringing control to garden insect pests then reach for this spice that has proven to work wonders and see for yourself as black pepper goes to work for your garden plants.
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he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
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