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Harmless bug repellent for pest control

How to make harmless pest control and control bugs. Harmless bug repellent has been around since the beginning of time, along with pest control. Most are beneficial and fill niches that support other living things. Insects perform services to other organisms, such as the pollination of plants, are part of the food chain, and perform other jobs that keep nature in balance certain types of pest control can interfere with the balance.

However, when insects decide to take up residence in our home, we find it annoying and wish to do away with them you need pest control. The best way to keep bugs at a distance and outdoors is to prevent or discourage them from entering in the first place homemade bug repellent and pest control may be the answer. It is safe for anyone in your family.

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Mosquito Repellent for Your Home

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RECIPE

15 drops of lavender oil

31/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of lemon juice

Pour all of the ingredients into a small spray bottle. Shake until completely mixed. Spray around entry doorways, windows, thresholds and other spot mosquitoes may access your home. DO NOT use this spray on yourself or your family.

This is strictly a repellent to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house.

Homemade Pest Control

Mosquito Trap - Easy to Make

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Build a mosquito trap from a 1-liter soda bottle and three simple ingredients.

Ingredients

1-liter soda bottle

3/4 cups of warm water

1/4 cup white sugar

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1/2 teaspoon active yeast

1. Cut a 1-liter soda bottle in half, creating a top and bottom half.

2, Mix sugar and warm water together until the sugar dissolves

3. Pour into the bottom portion of the cut soda bottle

4. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and sugar solution DO NOT mix; just let it sit on the solution's surface.

5. Turn the top portion of the soda bottle and set it into the bottle portion. Make sure the pouring spout of the bottle is face down toward the mixture.

6. Set the trap outside, or anywhere mosquitoes are a problem. Soon you will see mosquitos trapped inside the bottle. If you have a large space to treat, make several traps and set them close to where you are.

Commercial Repellents

Mosquito Repellent for Skin

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I prefer to use olive oil as a medium for suspending my repelling ingredients, you may also use alcohol. There are several different ways to repel mosquitos to prevent bites. Here are a few good recipes.

Recipes

40 drops of one of the following essential oils-cinnamon, lemon grass, lavender, mint, citronella, or eucalyptus.

1/2 cup Olive Oil, alcohol, or witch hazel

Mix ingredients together and pour into a spray or squeeze bottle. Spread evenly on affected areas of your skin to repel mosquitos. Reapply if necessary.

For other biting insects:

fleas-use orange oil

ticks and lice-rose geranium

any biting insect-citronella

castor oil mosquitoes

ticks and lice- lemon eucalyptus

ticks and lice-regular eucalyptus

gnats-baby oil on affected areas

Pests

Safe Insecticide for Your Plants

Safe is the what we all want for out families, this soap-based insecticide keeps everyone safe.

Cockroaches

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Most regions of the country are affected by various types of cockroaches. However, if you live in a warm region, you may have more than your fair share of these unwanted guests. As we all know, cockroaches carry diseases, can trigger allergies, and are dirty places they inhabit. Treating them is often difficult and can be very frustrating. There are over 4000 varieties of cockroaches in the world, but only a few types live in homes. Most live in areas underground in forests and are not considered pests but contributing partners in their niche.

Facts About Cockroaches

1. They eat starch, pieces of bread, wallpaper paste, and other starchy substances.

2. They love coffee grounds, especially used ones.

3. They move quickly and are difficult to catch or STOMP!

4. They transfer germs and diseases from one place to another.

5. They can live for over one month without food.

6. They can live for up to 1 week without a head.

7. Some cockroaches stay pregnant for life.

8. They live without air for almost 1 hour.

9, They can run up to 3 mph

10. They can enter your home without you seeing them. You may bring them in bags, purses, or boxes, they may enter through cracks and crevices, through vents, drain pipes, sink drains, and sewers.

Treating for Cockroaches

!. When cleaning countertops leave a residue of soap behind. Cockroaches hate soap!

2. Boric Acid in the form of tablets or powder can be used under sinks, stoves, refrigerators, or other places you may see them. SUPER SIZED treatment- moisten cracker and sprinkle with boric acid. Since cockroaches love starch, they will take it back to their nests to share.

3. If you have used a commercial spray to kill them, it may take weeks before it take effect. You will know it is effective when you see dead ones in clear view.

4. Bay leaves can be used to keep cockroaches away. Simply place leaves in areas where cockroaches have been seen. Bay leaves have been used to prevent the infestations of mealy bugs in grain products in restaurants and grocery stores for years. Simply place several in storage containers with flour, rice, and other grain products.

5. Diatomaceous Earth is a white powder often used in swimming pool filters. It can also be used to treat cockroaches. Simply place it in areas where cockroaches visit. It is has a microscopically sharp crystal which injures the cockroach's body and causes dehydration.

6. Cedar is a natural product that prevents the infestations of many pests. A natural product called Cedarcide crystal can be sprinkled in areas under sinks and appliances to protect against cockroaches.

7. Lastly, keep your home clean!

The Dreaded Bed Bug

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Bed bugs have long been a problem for many people. During the early 1900s, many wood headboards were burned to treat for bed bugs. This headboard was replaced with cast iron, brass, and other metal ones since bed bugs can hide in wood. Since bed bugs are so small, they can nest almost invisibly. Therefore, they are usually only recognized when a person wakes with reddened bites and minor blood stains on their linens.

Steps to Treating Bed Bug Infested Areas

1. Wash all bed linens and pillows in hot water with chlorine bleach. Dry in a hot dryer. Hang outside in strong sunlight. Or dispose of them in a sealed plastic bag.

2. Vacuum all affected areas into a disposable bag cleaner, immediately remove and place in a plastic bag, tie closed and dispose immediately outside the house.

3. Steam clean mattresses, box springs, carpets, rugs, and other fabrics that can not be machine washed.

4. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth or Boric Acid on un-washable fabrics and materials.

5. Use plastic or bed bug-free covers on pillows, mattresses, and box springs.

If your problem is severe, contact a professional exterminator, and discuss your options.

After treatment is complete, regularly place the mattress, box spring, rugs, and pillows outside in direct sunlight. This is a perfect treatment for all furniture infestations—especially wood headboards.

Have you ever made insect repellent for your family?

ScentsWithBling on August 25, 2013:

I have made repellents for myself and my furkids. Love them and they work really well

Rob Hemphill from Ireland on May 20, 2013:

Thank goodness we're a bit cold most of the year for mosquitoes to be a problem.

SteveKaye on May 16, 2013:

We have very few pests in Southern California. Amazing. I think the birds eat them as fast as they appear.

anonymous on May 10, 2013:

No i havent, it would be great to use in the summertime

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