Using two tablespoons of red pepper, six drops of washing up liquid and a gallon of water in a spray bottle can repel pests like spider mites.
Spray small amounts of the solution all over plants to keep pests at bay.
Black pepper, chilli pepper, dill, ginger or paprika can also work because they contain capsaicin which repels certain pests.
Neem oil spray
Neem oil is an age-old trick that’s made of neem trees which are native to India.
The oil deters aphids, mites, scale and other small, soft-bodied insects from living on plants.