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Grab This Item From Your Fridge To Banish Unwanted Garden Pests
Pest invasions can put a damper on your garden by damaging your delicate plants and negatively affecting its appearance. Luckily, milk can be used to maintain a pest-free garden.
According to seasoned gardeners like Kia Jade via TikTok, the fat in milk helps coat soft-bodied insects like aphids, thrips, and spider mites, effectively suffocating them.
Plus, milk won’t harm your plants. In fact, it provides nutritional value, as it contains protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other beneficial minerals.
To use milk as a natural pesticide in your garden, all you need is whole milk, water, and a spray bottle. Start by filling your spray bottle with 50% water and 50% milk.
Simply take the time to spray the mixture directly onto the aphids or mites every day until you notice the bugs are no longer inhabiting the plants.
Remember to store your spray bottle of the milk mixture in the refrigerator. Repeat the process any time you notice more than a few insects on a plant at once.