TAG: Bugs

Try These All Natural DIY Potions To Ban Pests

Try These All Natural DIY Potions To Ban Pests

When the weather is nice outside, there is usually one thing that isn’t very pleasing – insects. They are annoying and can be worrisome. Keeping them out of your yard and off of your skin can be done without using ingredients that may be questionable. Keep outdoor pests away naturally with these DIY mixtures. Mosquitoes can sometimes be harmful and are definitely always irritating. Many over the counter chemical applications include the ingredient N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or DEET. Though effective for keeping mosquitoes away and approved for use by the U.S. Envrionmental Protection Agency, there are specific application recommendations and it has many concerns when applied… read more

Nature’s Repellents – Part 1

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Getting pests out of your home can be difficult. Keeping them out often proves to be even harder. This is especially true for ant infestations, as you may find your house occupied with a militia of them crawling out of every crevice, appearing only to multiply double the rate at which they are vanquished. Commercial repellents exist, but they are often costly, contain hazardous chemicals (harming the ants and yourself), and usually don’t prevent new infestations from taking place – companies do need customers to keep buying more product(s), after all. Focusing on ants, there is a great deal you… read more

Natural Pesticides

Natural insect repellent

Instead of using chemically laden sprays and lotions try going the all natural route. Chemicals can be harmful to you and your children. Here are a few household items to put to the test. Recently mosquitoes have been found in larger numbers to have the West Nile Virus. Although it might smell, bad onions rubbed on the skin will deter mosquitoes.  An increase in garlic consumption during the spring and summer months also helps to keep mosquitoes away. For another quick and inexpensive option, mist your skin with an apple cider vinegar and water mixture. Eucalyptus oil will also help ward… read more

A Bug-Free Home

Keeping your home bug free

Although some bugs can be helpful – and harmless left to their own devices – you still don’t want them running amuck in your home. Certain bugs, such as spiders, whose venom can act as pesticide alternative, are beneficial to humans. However, other bugs like ticks and mosquitoes, cause diseases. Some bugs may be difficult to spot. This is why it’s best to keep bugs from entering your house altogether. To prevent ants from entering your house, sprinkle some cinnamon in a line along your doorway. You can be more generous in the amount of cinnamon you use.  You may… read more