Step By Step Guide For Homemade Leaf Miner Spray Recipe

Homemade Leaf Miner Spray

Homemade organic pesticides: Homemade leaf miner spray is the best use in the garden because this will keep all the bugs, pest and fungus away from your vegetables. Using chemicals pesticides in the vegetable garden may pass through to your food, it is not a choice. Even though chemical pesticides kill bugs, things the naked eye don’t see is much scarier. Making your own homemade leaf miner spray is really good for your garden even if you are just starting out, because of its cheap easy, and no harm on vegetables.

We have here some recipes for homemade organic pesticides, the ingredients and how to make them. Also, read more on Best Sprays To Get Rid Of Ants Outside Permanently

Homemade Leaf Miner Spray

The garlic or pepper spray organic pesticides


1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid
1 garlic bulb
1 liter of water
1 medium to large onion
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper

First, crush the garlic, chop the onion and add them together, add water and the cayenne pepper, after about 2hrs, add the dish liquid and mix properly. The organic pesticide is set to use. Also, read more about the Neem Insect Spray.

Soap Spray organic pesticides

In case you don’t like garlic or the smell of garlic the best way to get rid of bugs on your plants is to get some water from washing the dishes into a bucket, add 3 tablespoons of organic dishwashing liquid with 3.5 liters of water and spray on and around the plant. The bugs don’t like the taste of soup so they will avoid the plants altogether.

Using nicotine or tobacco spray organic pesticides

Nicotine has been used to kill insects because nicotine is toxic, spraying nicotine on your plants or in the garden with kill different kinds of insects, especially at caterpillars and aphids.


  • Get 3.5 liters of water
  • One cup of tobacco

Allow the mixture you stay all night, by morning you should have a brownish color, dilutes which water if it is dark color then spray on the plants. Avoid spraying on pepper and tomatoes because tobacco can kill them. Also, read more about Home Remedies For Spider Mites.

Salt spray organic pesticides

You can use the salt spray on spider mites.

Get 3.5 Liters of water, 2 tablespoons of salt.

Mix the two together and spray on the plant.

What causes leaf miners?

The leafminers are the larval stage of differnt types of the insect when the adult female insect lay eggs inside or underside of leaves. If these eggs hatch the larvae tunnel into the leaves, there it starts to feed it for about 3 weeks. They feed on the leaves which create the tunnel-like looks on the foliage.

Homemade Leaf Miner Spray

Mineral oil organic pesticides

To make the mineral oil, mix 10 to 30 ml of high-grade oil with one liter of water. Spraying the mixture on your plants. Also, read more on the Natural Pesticides For Garden.

Citrus oil and cayenne pepper organic pesticides

Mix some drops of citrus essential oil with one tablespoon cayenne pepper, and 1 cup of warm water. Mix properly then spray on plants.

Soap, orange, citrus oil, and water organic pesticides

Mix 3 tablespoon of organic castile soap, 1 ounce of orange oil, add in 3.5 liters of water, mix it properly then spray on plants. Check out the Natural Pesticides For Garden.

What plants do leaf miners attack?

The first thing to know is that these leafminers do not affect the plant growth, they feed and destroy the leaves of the vegetables. It seems every plant has got a specific leaf miner allocated to it. The spinach leaf miners feed on tomato, cucumber, celery, spinach, and swiss chard. Another one is the vegetable leafminer, this leafminer feeds on the bean, tomato, squash, potato, watermelon, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, pea, beet and many others like lettuce.

Eucalyptus oil organic pesticides

Spray eucalyptus oil on the plants and all the insects will be gone.

How do you control leaf miners?

You should place a plastic tray under the foliage of the plant, look out for bright yellow leaf miner pupae, you should it often. You can kill any of the leaf miner pupae that you find with hand. But once the pupae is more than 10 appearing on daily bases, apply insecticide.

Homemade Leaf Miner Spray

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