DIY Aphid Bug Spray With Vinegar

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Things You'll Need

  • Castile soap

  • White vinegar

  • Garden sprayer

Vinegar can be used for so much more than cooking.

Aphids are small insects that can frequent gardens and yards. Even though multiple insect sprays are available in gardening stores and online, you can create a simple homemade spray with vinegar that costs you much less while still delivering effective results. The DIY aphid spray works by coating the aphid body and clogging the holes used to breathe. Even though aphids react to being sprayed by water alone, using the soap-and-vinegar formula ensures they don't come back.


Step 1

Mix 1 tbsp. of Castile soap with 1 gallon of water in a bucket.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp. of white vinegar to the mixture and mix well.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a garden sprayer.

Step 4

Spray the aphids directly with the garden sprayer.

Step 5

Thoroughly spray the leaves of all affected plants, including the undersides.


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Amy Lukavics

Amy Lukavics is an Arizona resident who has been a professional writer since 2009. She contributes to the blog Hello, Moon and her writing interests include cooking, crafts, pregnancy, health and beauty.