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5 Natural Pest Repellents
Safe alternatives to commercial pesticides
I Know each crearure here on earth has a purpose and I don't deny them their space...I just don't like bugs in my house...or in my food...or on Me ! So I have found this list of natural repellents and they do work..Although I haven't had to try them all...so a report would be nice :o)
ANTS..Sprinkle cinnamon, bay leaves, cayenne pepper or baby powder in problem areas and along baseboards and windowsills
COCKROACHES..Sprinkle equal parts baking soda and confectioners' sugar in problem area.
MICE..Place cotton dipped in peppermint oil near problem areas. Used kitty litter is another repellent.
MOSQUITOES.. Mix 2 teas. of apple vinegar in a glass of water placed on your deck or balcony or dab lavender oil on your wrists and elbows.
FLIES..Small sachets of crushed mint placed around the home will discourage flies. So will a potted sweet basil plant..--Sid Kirchheimer