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Deter Insects With An All Natural Spray

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Bart Everson/Flickr
Bart Everson/Flickr

If annoying insects keep gnawing away at your plants, there is an all-natural way to eliminate them using items found in your kitchen! Put two heads of garlic and three cups of mint leaves in a food processor, then boil that mixture with 12 cups of water and two teaspoons of dry cayenne pepper.

After letting the concoction sit overnight, strain it into spray bottles and add a couple squirts of biodegradable dishwashing liquid. When you spray this on your plants, the scent will deter insects that like to feast on your garden. If they come into direct contact with the spray, they might die.