Organic Pest Oil for Bronze Orange Bug And Other Citrus Pests

A home made recipe for organic pest oil is given which is good for getting rid off bronze orange bug and other citrus  problems such as aphids, scales, sooty mould, leaf curling and also for roses to prevent aphids.

Citrus trees like lemons, limes, oranges, etc. get attacked by some pests and diseases. The common problems on citrus trees are Aphids, Scales, Sooty mould, Citrus leaf curl, Bronze Orange Bug, etc.

Organic Pest Oil for Citrus Pests

Bronze Orange Citrus Bugs on Lime Tree
Bronze Orange Citrus Bugs 
on Lime Tree

You may see& bronze orange citrus bug bronze orange bugs sitting on young shoots of citrus trees in early summer. They suck sap from young shoots of the plants, resulting in wilting and darkening and ultimately causing shoots to die. This results in decrease in plant growth. The bronze orange bugs crawl very slowly on leaves. They are famous in producing stinking secretion.

I tried to get rid of bronze orange pests by removing them by hand using a long plier and throwing them away. But even after doing it for a  week, they visit my tree daily in morning and evening damaging the tree.  I do not like to kill them either.

Continuing my battle against these bugs, I formulated some sprays and experimented with them. I am successful in deterring these bronze orange bugs using the following recipe. I am glad that my plant is free from these bugs now.

Recipe For Organic Pest Oil For Citrus Trees

  1. Take about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil. Take 3-4 large cloves of garlic, and put them in a muslin cloth and make a small bag. Beat the muslin bag to crush the garlics and put it in the oil. Give a good shake to the bottle and leave it overnight.
  2. Put one teaspoon of this oil in about 1 liter of water in a spray bottle.
  3. Spray on the citrus tree when there is sun on the leaves so that the liquid dries in about 2 hours.

This spray will not kill the bronze bugs, but the smell of garlic will deter them and they will leave your tree. Also the bugs will find difficult to crawl on the oily leaves.

I used Canola oil for making the organic pest oil as above and sprayed on my lime tree and also on bugs for 2 consecutive days. The bugs have left my tree!

This oil recipe is also good for other citrus problems such as aphids, scales, sooty mould, leaf curling, etc.

I am also using this spray on my roses to prevent aphids.

This home-made organic pest oil has proved to be a wonderful spray.

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