Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe came from my mom, as I'm having trouble with tomato bugs. She got it out of a gardening magazine. I just tried another homemade bug killer recipe, and will try this and let you know how it does for me, or if anyone would like to try it I'd love to know your results.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons murphy oil soap
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 gallons water


  1. Mix together and spray on plant until it's dripping wet.


Most Helpful

This seems to be working. I sprayed it on hibiscus plants for white flies. They're looking alot better so I will keep applying this.

nemokitty July 14, 2010

This worked well on many different bugs, not only on house plants but on some large leave garden plants. It also makes the leaves shiny.

Montana Heart Song December 12, 2007

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