How to Get Rid of Ants & Flies on Squash Plants

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If you notice ants and flies on your squash plants, take action before the squash suffers major damage. While there are many chemical-based insecticides available in gardening stores, you can make a simple repellent that is organic and extremely inexpensive. Treat the squash plant with a homemade garlic spray to keep insects away that could damage to your squash plants, including ants and flies.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tbsp. mineral oil
  • Food processor
  • Garden sprayer
  • Add 6 cloves of peeled fresh garlic to a food processor along with 2 tbsp. mineral oil. Press "Puree" and slowly add water as needed to create a thin, smooth mixture.

  • Transfer the garlic water to a garden sprayer and add water to fill the container. Attach the lid and shake to mix.

  • Spray all parts of your squash plant thoroughly with the garlic water mixture. Respray after watering the plant and after rainfall.

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