Homemade Bug Killer for Beetles & June Bugs

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Things You'll Need

  • Minced garlic

  • Mineral oil

  • Fish emulsion

  • Water

  • Castile soap

  • Sealed glass or plastic container

  • Hydrated lime

  • Spray bottle

You can get rid of June beetles without using harsh pesticides.

June bugs -- also called June beetles -- are most common during the month of June in North America. They are about 1 inch long and feed on leaves and plants. If you are having problems with June bugs and would like to get rid of them you can mix your own repellent without resorting to pesticides.


Use garlic spray as a homemade bug-repellent.

Step 1

Measure 3 ounces of minced garlic and 1 ounce of mineral oil. Combine them together.

Step 2

Soak the minced garlic with mineral oil for 24 hours or more. Strain the garlic bits out and put the oil in a plastic container. Set the garlic oil aside.

Step 3

Measure 1 teaspoon of fish emulsion and 16 ounces of water. Mix them together. Measure 1 tablespoon of castile soap and mix it with the fish emulsion and water mixture.


Step 4

Mix the garlic oil with the fish emulsion water.

Step 5

Make a garlic spray by taking 2 tablespoons of garlic oil from the sealed container. Mix the garlic oil with 1 pint of water and spray it on areas where bugs and beetles reside. Do not spray when the temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Use lime spray as a homemade bug-killer.

Step 1

Measure 1 ounce of hydrated lime, 32 ounces of water, and 1 teaspoon of castile soap.


Step 2

Mix the materials together in a container.

Step 3

Spray it twice a week in areas where you are having bug problems.


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Palmer Owyoung

Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.