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How To Get Rid Of Pesky Pests

Updated on September 19, 2014
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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Unwanted Pest

It seems like every year there are the unwanted pest that you just can do with out. Last year for me was the wasp and bees. I had such a hard time getting rid of them. They would get in my barbecue, my shed above the house trim. It was easy for me to get rid of those with my handy dandy tool (stick or broom). But they got smart and decided to get into my bush. Now that was a real challenge not as easy as before.

I have two bushes in the front of my yard where the pesky wasp decided to make their hive, deep within one of them. With many efforts it was a hard thing to do. Sticking my stick down there was just a waste of my time,

So my boyfriend came over all wrapped from his head to his toes looking like a martian one day, to attempt to get rid of that annoying hive that hid itself deep within my bush. I wondered why he went to the extreme of covering up and even taping the areas that were not closed tight. I just had to laugh at the sight of him being so serious.

When I just get along stick and throw that sucker off my self but in this case the hive was no where to be found, very cleaver of them wouldn't you say? lol.. I saw the biggest wasp that I ever seen since my stay here in Colorado and then when my daughter got stung two times by a bee I thought that this is getting ridiculous to say the least.

Having my daughter being afraid to go out in her front yard only to feel threatened by those bees and wasp. Enough is enough something had to be done. If they didn't go away with my boyfriend spraying all these chemicals to rid these pesky pest, not only that it killed more of the bush then it did the wasp. I just had to come up with something not as toxic and also a way to just get rid of those pesky pest once and for all.

So my boyfriend bought me this container to hang in the front of my yard to catch those annoying bees and wasp that stung my daughter. After I ran out of the liquid that you pour into the container that attract those bees. I found a house hold remedy to get rid of those suckers once and for all.

You fill a container:

1. vinegar

2. sugar

3. salt

This attracts them right into the container and hooray they are gone. What an easy cheap solution to keep those wasp away from your yard. Cool huh?

Ulta Violet Pest Control

Electronic hanging divice that can get rid of flying bugs and insects anything such as mosquitoes, moths and anything that flies. It is child safe and prevents from clogging. Another option to get rid of those pesky pest.

Pesty Ants - Indoor and Outdoors


Problem Two: I was recently having problems with those pesky ants, but not only outdoors but indoors too.

I noticed them all over my dogs food bowl and no matter how hard I tried to get rid of them they just wouldn't go away.

Then I read somewhere that you can pour baking soda on the areas that you are having problems with. You can do this out doors too. So I sprinkled alittle powder in the areas of my laundry room where they were gathering and under my dogs eating bowl.

Much to my amazement I haven't had another problem with the ants. But I know what to do if they come back.

I told my girlfriend about it and she did the same thing where her garden is growing. There was a pile of ants right there where she didn't need them to be at and it helped her get rid of those ants too.

Way to easy not as complicated as I thought.

Insect repellent

Here is a all natural dust repellent to get rid of those nasty pest. It is safe around your pets it can even be rubbed into their fur and would not harm them. It gets rid of fleas, ants, cockroaches, bedbugs, carpet beetles, silverfish, tomato worms tick control you name it, it is good for a lot of pesty pest indoors or outdoors.

Wild Cats - can become pesty too


Problem 3:

I feel sorry for the cats that don't have homes. There seems to be more and more of them wandering around my neighbor hood. But what makes them really pesty is when they pooped in your mulch designed landscape that is when it becomes a nuisance.

I can't fault them for that they are naturally clean animals and they think of it as a litter box. But I don't want them doing that in my yard. Unfortunately they have more often then not and I don't really care for it.

A lady told me that I can use moth balls, but I thought it would be simpler and less messy to use pepper or hot pepper they really don't like sniffing it and it gets in their nostrils poor things but it worked because now I don't see it in my yard like I use too.

Pepper the cat

I love cats I just don't like it when they poop in my yard but they make great pets because they are clean animals that is why they mistake your mulch for a litter box. They are also cute soft stuffed animals. Meet Ty Beanie, she is such an adorable beanie.

PetSafe ScoopFree Original Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic with Disposable Litter Tray and Blue Crystal Cat Litter, 2 Color Options
PetSafe ScoopFree Original Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic with Disposable Litter Tray and Blue Crystal Cat Litter, 2 Color Options

When I had Savor our pet cat I looked everywhere to find the right self cleaning litter box so that I wouldn't have to hassle with keeping it clean, scoop free self cleaning litter box did the job.


Not if I can help it:

Did you know that lemons aren't only good for eating and putting in a drink? They are also good to keep spiders away. Yep that is true!

You can use a citrus spray all you would need to do is have a spray bottle handy and mix it with water and lemon or lime juice.

Wipe your counter tops with the spray using it on windowsills where spiders tend to go. I find that in my shower down stairs they like to make their web there. So spray down your showers and bathtubs. Do your door ways too. It not only keeps spiders away but it leaves a nice clean smell to the areas.

In the garden area you can put lemon, orange or lime peelings. That tends to keep those pesty spiders away.

Meantime make yourself a nice cold drink of water with a little lemon to the taste. Did you know that doing that is actually cleaning your system out because of the natural alkaline but that is a whole other thread to talk about lol :)

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      5 years ago

      Wow!! Good techniques. Tell me about some tips for lizards. Thanks.

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Great remedies! I would freak out if I saw some of these in my house:)

    • lisln profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      @Oneshotvariety LM: Thanks Joey it pleases me that you like this lens :)

    • Oneshotvariety LM profile image

      Oneshotvariety LM 

      5 years ago

      Excellent post! I had a friend that needed tips to get rid of these pesky unwanted pests. Bookmarked and shared! :]


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