Homemade Natural PesticideTo make a pesticide, combine 1 head of peeled garlic and 2 cups water in a blender and blend on high until garlic is finely pureed. Store covered for one day and strain out pulp.
Pencil Shavings in Plant SoilNext time you empty your pencil sharpener, toss the shavings around any any plants that might have bugs. Mix the shavings into the soil at the base of the plant. Most pencils are made from cedar, and the bugs don't like the smell.
Repel or Prevent Pest Infestations Without KillingIt concerns me to see posts about killing insects and animals when it is just as effective and less poisonous to repel or prevent infestation.