‘Save them from destruction’ - how to get rid of insects on your plants without pesticide

Brush away small bugs with soapy water

Soapy water can be applied directly to plants to stop small bugs like aphids or scales from damaging the crop.

Scales look like flat or domed shells which attach themselves to plant stems or the underside of leaves.

These miniature bugs are commonly found around the main veins of the leaf, which is where the soapy water should be applied.

Fill a small bowl with water and add a few drops of dish soap to create a bubbly liquid.

Dip a soft brush into the water and apply it directly onto the plant, brushing away the bugs from the twigs and leaves as you go.

Larger infestations can be sprayed with this soapy solution, just decant it into an empty spray bottle and spritz generously over the plant.

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