23 Do It Yourself Pest Control Tips

There are a variety of home remedies for pest control, some for general use and some specifically used for particular pests.

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There are a variety of home remedies for pest control, some for general use and some specifically used for particular pests.  A great all-purpose bug spray can be made with 2 tablespoons of peppermint Castile’s soap and a gallon of water.  This remedy can be sprayed pretty much all around the house and does a great job of creating a repelling barrier that discourages pests.  Pay special attention to any areas around openings such as windows and doors.

Essential oils mixed with grain alcohol create a custom designed solution for an array of pests.

Mosquitoes are repelled by citronella, lemon eucalyptus, tea tree and geranium.  Flies have an aversion to lemon grass and geranium.  Patchouli is an effective deterrent for gnats while rosemary is good against fleas and ticks.  Even peppermint can be used for spiders and ants.  A variety of plants can be used for effective pest control such as citronella, marigolds, basil, horse mint and rosemary.

Easily available products that are non-toxic and effective for pests include coffee for repelling ants, borax with sugar to lure ants and kill them, vinegar and water for spiders sprayed around entrances and apple cider vinegar for fruit flies.

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