Alcohol Sprays are a wonderful addition to
any organic lineup. They help control aphids, thrips, scales, Flea
Beatles and whiteflies. Works great for pest control on house plants
with a good waxy coating on their leaves.
When using alcohol
sprays be sure to test on a few leaves first. Many plants can be damaged
by this spray, especially those without a good covering of natural wax
and those with tender leaves.
1.5 cups of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
1 quart of water.
Making the Dormant Oil:
Mix the alcohol with the water. Adding
a drop of soap will help as well. Place mixture into the spray
How to use
Do not use while it is hot and the sun
is shining. Late afternoon is best.
Shake Alcohol mixture. Spray on a small
(test) area and wait for a few days to check for damage to plant. If
the plant passes the test spray the plant from top to bottom. Make
sure the plant receives plenty of water during treatment.
For scale you can use the 70% Isopropyl
Alcohol at full strength. Use cotton balls to disperse by dabbing
the plant in infected areas.
70% Isopropyl Alcohol Can also replace
~1/4th - 1/2 the water in most other recipes to add more power...
Just remember to follow all precautions.