Garlic Insecticide kills Lady bugs

Garlic Insecticide kills Lady bugs

by Olivia
(Nova Scotia, Canada)

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.


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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