Homemade Pest Repellants
Take a stroll down the pest control aisle at your local hardware store, and you are bound to see shelves and shelves filled with chemical-laden solutions “guaranteed” to kill any 6 or 8 legged critter that walks. Now, while their effects may be disputed, one thing is for certain—these sprays can leave chemicals everywhere, and some can cause harm in pets and little ones. Take a break from the chemicals and opt for a all-natural repellents, like the ones that we are about to list in today’s blog!
A super easy, super effective, and all-natural pest repellent can be made by mixing together vinegar and essential oils into a spray bottle. All you need to do is to fill a spray bottle halfway with vinegar (any kind of your choosing), add about 15 drops of any essential oils, and top off with water. While you can choose any essential oil out there, we highly recommend peppermint, as it smells wonderful and is super effective against ants. The smell can block their sensory organs, which they use to hunt for food in the kitchen.
Looking for an all-natural pest repellent but can’t stand the smell of vinegar? Try the soothing scents of citrus instead! Mix together water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice into a spray bottle, and shake well. You can spray this mixture everywhere to act as both a deodorizer and as a pest repellent, especially with spiders. So long as you wipe down your countertops, doorways, and windowsills with this mixture fairly regular, you can keep the spiders at bay.
Finally, if you’re looking to have a good night out or keep pests away, vodka could be your best friend. Fill a spray bottle with vodka and add about 20 drops of essential oils to create an all-natural pest repellent that will keep pests out, and will kill pests on contact, all without the use of nasty chemicals.
Pest control does not have to be synonymous with harsh chemicals and adverse side effects—you can defend your home while staying healthy, no need to compromise one for the other. So what do you say? Give all-natural pest control a try today!
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