How to Make Caterpillar Repellent
Theses nasty little buggers have eaten my plants to tatters – not even my succulents are safe! I found this very easy recipe on eHow, take a look…
Caterpillars dislike the smell of orange. Public DomainButterflies are beautiful but long before they turn into those lighter than air nectar eaters, they are caterpillars. In order for those lovely butterflies to come around come spring time, they need to eat and more often than not it’s your vegetable garden they want to dine on. Just follow this quick easy guideline to make an organic caterpillar repellent that not only repels little squirmers but has a pleasant orange smell.
Things You’ll Need:
- 1 cup of chopped orange peels
- ¼ cup of boiling water
- Mist sprayer
Put the orange peels in a blender or food processor. Actually any citrus fruit will work because the caterpillar is repelled by the scent and it has the add advantage of having a pleasant aroma for humans
- Pour the boiling water over the Orange peels. The boiling water will help to extract the important citrus oils.
- Liquefy the entire mixture and allow it to sit overnight at room temperature. Cover the mixture to help control evaporation.
Strain the mixture through cheesecloth and pour the liquid into a hand held mist sprayer.
Fill the remaining space in the sprayer with warm water.
- Spray your plants. Start at the bottom and enjoy the scent.