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Seven Good Uses for Tobacco

 


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Surprisingly, or maybe not such a surprise, tobacco has good uses as a remedy for getting rid of some garden bugs and other critters. Be cautious and use wisely.

Here are seven ways that you can use tobacco and nicotine as a remedy for garden and yard pests.

1) Put a cigarette in a quart of water and let it stand overnight. The nicotine will release a poison into the water that you can use to spray and kill insects with.

2) Prepare a mixture of one half cup of powdered garlic with one cup of compost. Add one cup of tobacco (a good use of cigarette butts) or use organic tobacco. Blend this mixture into the soil around the base of your aphid infested plants.

3) Use a mixture of tobacco dust and pyrethrum powder to make a solution to spray on an infestation of obliquebanded leafroller. This critter is a greenish larvae that rolls and ties the leaves of many vegetable plants, flowering plants, shrubs and fruit trees to make their home.

4) Scatter tobacco dust around the base of a peach tree to discourage peach tree borers.

5) If you have symphylan bugs in your garden, commonly called the garden centipede, drench the soil with a mixture of water, garlic and tobacco. This little critter is a voracious eater of young plants so you do not want them in your garden.

6) If you have a problem with moles or gophers, shred a package of cigarettes (the non filtered variety). and drop the shredded pieces down their holes.

7) Drop a package of chewing tobacco into a gallon of boiling water. Take off the heat, and let it cool down. After it has cooled, strain the solution. Pour a cup of the solution and a half cup of lemon scented liquid soap into a sprayer. Spray the solution around your yard and outside of your house to get rid of spiders.

Caution: Since nicotine is a poison, be sure to keep it away from areas where children play and where pets roam. Also, keep it away from fish and roses. It will make roses turn black.

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