Make Homemade Bug Spray and Natural Repellents
Make Natural Bug Repellent Now!
Our house and backyard have recently become inundated with ants! Nothing commercial seems to work. So I have gone on a quest for natural homemade bug spray ingredients that I can find at home and try to eradicate our bug infestation. Check out this article for more info on natural, homemade ways to take care of bugs.
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Common household products:
Sprinkle baby powder -the scented kind--anywhere you see ants. The smell seems to be a great deterrent. Ants are directed by their scent. This throws them off. You can also sprinkle baby powder on yourself or your kids and the scent seems to repel insects.
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What Homemade Bug Repellent Have you Heard?
Vinegar can be used for so many things!
Vinegar is a great product to use in so many things: cleaning and getting rid of bugs.
Vinegar as a Homemade Bug Repellent
Homemade Bug Spray
Try vinegar! Every household usually has vinegar. If not, get some. Vinegar is an amazing product and can be used in a variety of ways.Fill a squirt bottle with plain old cheap white vinegar, and squirt it anyplace you've seen ants (kitchen counters, windowsills, etc) and let it dry. It's non-toxic, won't harm anything, and the smell will go away in just a couple of minutes. It worked for me! Vinegar changes the ants sense of smell and throws them off their mission. Ants won't cross a line of vinegar.
What are other websites Saying? - Homemade Bug Spray
- The Dollar Stretcher
I love the Dollar Stretcher for its practical info on every subject: this link has info on natural Insect repellents.
- Daily Green
Good Housekeeping's consumer guide to best natural insect repellents.
- Homemade insect Mosquito Repellent
Different oils repel different bugs, so it’s best to use a combination of essential oils to ward off several types of biters
Tips to get rid of pests naturally
Roaches, Mice, Opossums and Raccoons
Baking Soda is a gem for getting rid of all sorts of bugs.
For ants, simply sprinkle baking soda on the trail of the ants. This will work both inside and outside of the house. Cinnamon is a natural repellent of bugs. Sprinkle cinnamon on any doorway and they will not cross the line.
Coffee: Coffee has a very strong aroma and mosquitoes, ants, slugs and maggots are known to not like
acidity in coffee.
Pine oil: Use one drop of pine oil in a quart of water to repel ants. Try any one of these and see which works for you.
Scatter cucumber peelings along windowsills and near doors that open to the outside. When the peels start drying up, discard them and put down new peels. The ants will not cross cucumber peelings.
Soap and water can kill wasps. Wasp breathe through their skin, so a mixture of liquid soap and water will essentially kill any wasp or a nest of wasps without harmful chemicals.
Apple Cider vinegar is a good safe solution to killing bugs.
Mix a few drops of peppermint oil in a bottle with witch hazel.
Use a 50-50 combination of borax to sugar to get rid of bugs the natural way.
For roaches, equal parts of baking soda and powdered sugar spread around the area where roaches are seen is a good roach killer
Mice, opossums and raccoons are allergic to peppermint. Get some peppermint oil, put on cotton balls and place in area of infestation. Or, mix with water and pour into a spray bottle; spray infested areas with this peppermint oil and water.
I think this is the cheapest on Amazon--any peppermint oil should do the trick.
Plant Mint Plants
Another idea to keep away many insects is to consider planting mint plants along your house. Not only it's useful for other things and gives a nice smell, but it t will keep the ants out forever.
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