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Post  Pam Hazelwood on 4/28/2011, 9:37 pm

Has anyone used Fels Naptha as garden pest control?

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Post  jazzymaddy on 4/28/2011, 9:41 pm

I've used it to make laundry soap. Smells so nice. I'd love to know how to make it multi-task! Can't wait to see the replies.
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Post  Pam Hazelwood on 4/28/2011, 9:48 pm

My nephew has used it before and this is what he sent me:

Shave one-quarter bar Fels-Naptha soap (about 1 inch) into 1 quart
heated water and stir until dissolved, This is your concentrate.

Put 1 teaspoon concentrate per quart into sprayer.


Don't spray this in the heat of the day or it may wilt tender
leaves. It works pretty well on aphids, flea beetles, cabbage loopers,
and Japanese beetles. This is usually the first thing I use to see if
it works before I try something else. It's cheap
and non-toxic.

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Post  staf74 on 4/28/2011, 11:00 pm

Works on JAPANESE BEETLES !!!!!!

OMG!!! WHOA........I'm in......those things are sooooo frustrating. They skeletize my landscape plants. Especially the roses and crepe myrtles.

I'm scared to death of when they meet my new Blueberry plants in a few weeks time.
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Post  Glendale-gardener on 4/29/2011, 1:37 am

I watched a YouTube video of the bayou gardener recently and he was making a spray with soap only I. Think he was using ivory.

He scraped the soap with a pocket knife into a jar of hot water, he let it sit for a day or so I think, the he ran it in batched through a blender. Then he took jalepenos and ran those through the blender too. Then he strained it and put the whole mess in a garden sprayer. Might be worth a try with hot peppers that were destined for the compost pile anyway!
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