Q: Dear Steve, I enjoy your part of the magazine so much. Please tell me how to make insecticidal soap to spray on my daylilies that have tiny tiny white bugs. Thanks.
A: Dear Perry,
You are obviously a highly intelligent individual. Here’s a formula for homemade insecticidal soap that’s always worked for me. Put about 5-6 drops of liquid detergent into a quart spray bottle and fill with water. This mixture kills spider mites, aphids, and lots of other pests, so it will probably do a number on “tiny, white bugs.” It’s also nontoxic to people and it’s really cheap to make, just like the pasta my family enjoys ever Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.