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Tip: Garlic as an organic pest repellent

To repel aphids and bugs before they get prolific, peel a garlic bulb and put it in boiling water and simmer 5 minutes. When cooled, spray the mixture on leaves. Apply every few days and after it rains. Store leftover solution in refrigerator.