How to Use Sulphur as an Insecticide



Soap for the dishes!!-!! Spray bottle!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!! Sulfur in powdered form!!-!!!!-!! Flour sifter

Spray composed of lime and sulphur, or wettable sulphur!!-!! If you do not have access to powdered sulphur, you may use the spray on its own. Because liquid pesticides may occasionally run off of plants and sink into the soil, where they have little impact on some insects, you might need to apply the spray two days in a row in order to get rid of the problem.

Insects in a garden may be difficult to manage without resorting to the use of chemical pesticides. Those who opt to cultivate their gardens using organic methods are now faced with a difficult choice: either risk losing their plants or treat their soil with chemicals. Even for the most tenacious garden pests, there are, thankfully, organic alternatives available that may be used in place of conventional pesticides. Sulfur is a naturally occurring material that may be used as an effective pesticide and does not harm the plants or the soil where it is applied.

Put some water and a drop of dish soap in a spray bottle and shake well. To create bubbles, forcefully shake the container until they appear.

Spray the water containing the soap on your plants. Be careful to grab the stems as well as the tops and bottoms of the leaves in addition to the leaves themselves. The soapy water will assist in the sulphur sticking to the plants, which will be beneficial.


Sift powdered sulphur through a flour sifter until it is full. To give the plants a light coating of sulphur, hold the sifter 1 to 2 feet above them and shake it over the plants as you go. The layer of sulphur should be thick enough so that it can be seen clearly, but it should also be thin enough so that the colour of the leaves that are below it can still be seen.

Any portion of the plant that is not coated in dust should have a spray made of lime-sulphur or wettable sulphur applied to it. A fine spray applied to the bare patches is all that is necessary to finish the process. Advantage a lime-sulfur combination spray instead of wettable sulphur since it is much more effective; thus, you should make use of the combination if it is available in your region.

  1. Examine your plants regularly. In the event that you find that the insects have reappeared, you should reapply the sulphur.

  2. Spray your plants with the soapy water. Be sure to get the tops and bottoms of the leaves as well as the stems. The soapy water will help the sulphur stick to the plants.

  3. Fill a flour sifter with powdered sulphur. Hold the sifter 1 to 2 feet above the plants, and sift the sulphur over them to give them a light dusting. The coat of sulphur should be heavy enough that it is easily visible but still light enough that you can see the color of the leaves beneath it.

  4. Spray a lime-sulphur or wettable sulphur spray on any part of the plant that isn’t covered with dust. A light mist on the bare spots is enough to get the job done. Combination lime-sulphur spray is much more effective than wettable sulphur, so use the combination if it is available in your area.

  5. Examine your plants daily. If you notice that the insects have come back, reapply the sulphur.