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Garden centipedes, spiders, peach tree borers and aphids

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Copy and pasted from readynutrition.com


Known Beneficial Uses For Tobacco & Nicotine

Gardening Tobacco is a great insect repellent for the kitchen garden.  By simply soaking as little as a cigarette amount of tobacco in a quart of water and allowing it to soak overnight, the nicotine released in the water will create an all purpose insect repellent. Aphid Control – Aphids are a real nuisance if allowed to thrive on garden plants.  Here’s a handy tip to rid your garden of them for good!

  •  Prepare a mixture of 1 cup. powdered garlic

  • 1 c. compost

  • 1 c. tobacco (organic preferably)

Blend this mixture into the soil around the base of your aphid infested plants.

Peach Tree Borers – Sprinkling tobacco dust around peach trees will deter the dreaded peach tree borer from infesting your tree.

Garden Centipede – These litter guys will eat your young plants up in no time, so get rid of them with this simple solution:

Drench the soil with a mixture of water, garlic and tobacco. Caution: This is a very foul smelling, but potent combination.

Spiders – Although garden spiders are always welcome in my garden, it’s cousins are not allowed!  To rid your yard of spiders:

Boil 1 gallon of water and drop a package of chewing tobacco into the water and allow to cool. Once cooled, strain the solution and use it as a spray around the yard and in the cracks of your home.


Disclaimer: Virginia Enterprises in no way endorses medicinal use of tobacco as referenced online on the full document if researched, in any online/offline documents or herbal remedy websites or books, we promote insecticide and pesticide that is NOT used on edible produce plants and animals at this stage.


This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on August 27th, 2010

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