Garlic Insecticide kills Lady bugs

by Olivia
(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Hello,
You have posted this, "ORGANIC PESTICIDES AND NATURAL INSECTICIDES FOR A HOMEMADE GARLIC SPRAY This organic pest control is useful against sucking insects and some caterpillars."

But Garlic also kills beneficial insects such as Lady bugs.

Sincerely,
Olivia

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Hi Olivia

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We know that garlic oil kills soft-bodied insects including aphids that are of course eaten by the ladybugs, but were not aware that garlic oil kills ladybugs, but can act as a repellant.

Can anyone out there verify that garlic oil actually kills ladybugs? As this is a beneficial insect in the garden we certainly shouldn't be killing them off.

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