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Make Tobacco Spray for Insect Pests

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We all know the risks of nicotine by smoking, but the same is true for bugs by eating. Rid your garden of pests by way of nicotine.

Get a can of chewing tobacco, flavored or not color. Strain through a coffee filter. Pour into spray bottle 50/50 with water. Spray on leaves. Reapply after rain or watering, that washes the spray off the leaves.

By Julesthered from Yakima, WA

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By Deanj 917 05/13/2009 Flag

You can do the same thing with some cigarettes soaked in a spray bottle of water.

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By PENNY K 14 564 05/13/2009 Flag

You have to be careful about this solution though; nicotine is poisonous, and don't spray on tomato family, which would include potatoes, since tobacco can carry a virus which is a problem for those plants.

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By Deanj 917 05/13/2009 Flag

"You have to be careful about this solution though; nicotine is poisonous, and don't spray on tomato family, which would include potatoes, since tobacco can carry a virus which is a problem for those plants. "

By the time the harvested tobacco is turned in to cigarettes and other products there is no virus on the finished product otherwise every tobacco user would have virus issues.

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