Using Lemon Juice to Kill Bugs on Houseplants

By Timmy 1

Is it OK that I sprayed a mixture of lemon juice and water on a houseplant to kill bugs? Will the plant die?

Timmy from Thermopolis, WY

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By Louise B. 6 2,509 Flag

December 3, 2008

I don't think it will hurt the plant, but I doubt that it will kill any bugs.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

December 4, 2008

A mixture that does work and you can buy at the store uses cayenne pepper diluted with water and has a little dish soap so it sticks to the leaves. It will kill spider mites and scale and mealy bugs to name a few. It is non toxic and inexpensive.

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By Diane 1 8 Flag

December 4, 2008

Try using Alcohol and Water spray instead....that'll get the bugs

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