Will try this for my roses this year: A tonic for black spot and powdery mildew on roses Roses, while beautiful, are often plagued with black spot or powdery mildew. I mix these ingredients into a tonic, which I spray on my roses: 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or Murphy's oil soap in 2 quarts of water. The tonic protects the roses for months.
Squirrel Deterrent: Murphy's Oil Soap can be found with cleaning products and is a natural soap that will deter squirrels when mixed with an element like hot pepper. In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of Murphy's oil soap and a few spoonfuls of cayenne pepper chili pepper or something similar. Spray around the attic; repeat when needed if squirrels reappear.