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An easy way to make neem insecticide at home; Know how



Neem is widely used and known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties. In addition to all this, it offers features that help reduce the threat of pests.








Neem oil extract made from organic ingredients repels insect pests due to its strong bitter flavor and strong odor and it is completely safe for pets.





Even if you are a perfect gardener or farmer, you will be confronted from time to time with parasites and small insects which attack your plant. Before you know it, the plant is already dead. But don’t worry, we have a great solution for you…












Make an organic insecticide at home

Neem is widely used and known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties. In addition to all this, it offers features that help reduce the threat of pests.

Neem oil extract made from organic ingredients repels insect pests due to its strong bitter flavor and strong odor and it is completely safe for pets. Neem oil can be sprayed into plants after being mixed with a few drops of liquid soap and lukewarm water in the amount of 10-15ml. According to Greeshma Reddy, plant doctor at Bengaluru-based organic farm “My Dream Garden”, the effect is known to last for more than a week.

A Hyderabad-based microbiologist who has maintained a haven of greenery on her terrace, she is also a strong proponent of using neem and its products for pest control. She cultivates a green setting on her terrace.












She advised to “keep an eye out and identify the type of pests attacking your plants”. To get rid of the pests, I usually choose to remove the affected plant components like the leaf or stem. However, it is advisable to remove a plant if the attack continues and you think there is no chance. To prevent parasites, I also apply neem oil every ten days.

Materials Required to Make Neem Insecticide at Home

Spray

Gloves

Cloves of garlic

Green pepper

Neem oil extract

boiled rice water

Mortar and pestle












Method:

  • Green chili and garlic cloves should be added to the mortar and pounded well with a pestle.

  • Once this is well mixed, add the paste to the boiled rice water.

  • Give this combination plenty of time to ferment. It could be set aside for a few days or at the very least overnight.

  • The spices must be well infused in the water (garlic and green chilli).

  • Once the food is fermented, strain the water to remove the garlic and chili skins.

  • Two to three teaspoons of neem oil extract should be added to freshly extracted water.

  • Mix well.












  • Before applying this solution to the affected plant or leaves, pour this combination into a spray bottle and dilute it.

  • Spray diseased areas every other day until you notice the bugs or infection are gone.

  • For best effects, keep doing it for at least a week.











First published: Sep 04, 2022, 11:40 a.m. IST



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