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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 Deanj05/13/2009

"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.

By PENNY K [15]05/13/2009

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 Deanj05/13/2009

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

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