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Safe insecticide: Olive Oil, Dish Soap, Water

13 years ago

I'm going to try a safe insecticide first before going to any extremes. I just mixed up some olive oil, dish soap and water in a spray bottle and will try it tonight.

I had a case of mealybugs on my broccoli .. on one plant they were thickly encrusted on the stem! My poor broccoli! Anyway, I tried a 50/50 mix of 70% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and water liberally sprayed directly on the crusting. It didn't seem to help.

I'll let you know what happens with the oil/soap/water mix.

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