Scale insects are among the most common and damaging pests for plants. They invade our plants, suck their sap with their beaks, weakening or even killing them, depending on the plant species and the quantity of scale insects.

As if that weren’t enough, scale insects also secrete a sticky substance that encourages the growth of a black mold, causing leaves to dry up and fall off. If you’ve noticed the presence of scale insects on your plants, you’ll be pleased to know that you can eliminate them with entirely natural pesticides.

1. Tobacco:

  • An excellent natural insecticide, it can eliminate scale insects for good. Mix a liter of water with the contents of 6 cigarettes and let it rest for 24 hours.
  • Strain the solution and spray it on the plants. Alternatively, you can use a cotton ball soaked in the solution directly on the leaves.

2. Baking Soda:

  • Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a liter of water and two tablespoons of grated Marseille soap.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray directly on the plants every 7 days for at least 4 months.

3. Garlic Alcohol:

  • Blend 6 garlic cloves with half a liter of alcohol and half a liter of water.
  • Filter the mixture to obtain a liquid solution, then spray it on the plants and the soil.

4. Garlic and Laundry Detergent:

  • Grind 150 grams of garlic and mix it with 1 liter of water. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent and continue to stir.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and apply it directly to the plants.

5. “Express” Repellent:

  • Mix a liter of hot water with half a teaspoon of liquid dish soap and 1 tablespoon of alcohol.
  • Spray it on plants affected by scale insects.

These natural pesticides provide effective and eco-friendly solutions to eliminate scale insects and protect your plants from further damage. Apply these remedies regularly for a pest-free garden.