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Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Keeping your house bug-free is challenging and even more so during the summer. Mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus. Other insects like ticks and fleas can be pests as well. Commercial repellents and bug sprays can be […]

by July 25, 2013
Scorpion repellents

Scorpion repellents

Scorpions are frightening little creatures. Trying natural repellents is the way to go. What to do: They do not like lavender and cedar oil. 1. Cedar oil spray: Mix 25 drops of cedar essential oil in a cup of water and spray on window holes, cracks and around doors 2. Diatomaceous Earth: Sprinkle around the […]

by June 26, 2013
Snake repellents

Snake repellents

Snakes are beautifully frightening, yet they are gentle creatures. Trying natural repellents is the way to go. What to do: Snakes do not like cinnamon and garlic 1. Cinnamon sticks: Place cinnamon sticks strategically on window seals and near doors. 2. Garlic cloves: Place peeled garlic cloves strategically on window seals and near doors. 3. […]

by June 21, 2013
Humming bird nectar

Humming bird nectar

Summer is here and it is getting hot. Our little humming birds need more nectar. Making them a natural nectar is the way to go. Please avoid the commercial red nectar that is sold everywhere. It is said that the red dye may be harmful to them. It is better to […]

by June 15, 2013
Flea repellent

Flea repellent

Fleas can be a problem. It is getting hot and they are everywhere. Fleas lay 60 eggs per day and multiply quickly. The majority of the fleas are in your pet’s bedding and the carpet. Trying natural repellents is the way to go. It will be best for your pets’ health and […]

by June 2, 2013
Moth repellents

Moth repellents

It is important to use natural bug repellents and not conventional mothballs, to avoid harmful and toxic chemicals. Conventional mothballs are made of 1,4-dichlorobenzene, deodorant and may also contain camphor. They can trigger respiratory problems and serious health issues. If you have used them, their smell is hard to get rid off. Before […]

by May 31, 2013
Fly repellent

Fly repellent

Flies are bothered by the smell of mint, bay leaves, rosemary and lavender. THEY HATE PEPPERMINT OIL! Here are some natural and toxic-free tips to keep them away from your home: Directions: 1. Mix 1 cup of water and 25 drops of peppermint essential oil and put in spray bottle. Spray around […]

by May 19, 2013
Best natural DIY lime and clove mosquito repellent

Best natural DIY lime and clove mosquito repellent

The heat is on and with it comes friendly bugs and not so friendly ones like spiders, centipedes and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes hate the smell of cloves and anything that is citrusy. Here is one of the simplest mosquito repellent recipe to help you enjoy the outdoors: Slice 3 limes Press […]

by May 10, 2013