Best Ways To Control Pests

The approach of summer means one of a few things; backyard BBQ’s, pool days, and endless sunny afternoons. What is also might mean is an infestation of bugs. Without fail, bugs somehow find us and are always a nuisance — until today. Repelling your bugs CAN be hard at times, but it’s also very easy at times, too. Here are a few ways to do so.

Ants in a forest on old timber

  • For ants, it’s simple — don’t kill them! There are a ton of ways you can handle this problem without having to end their lives with a sandal. Soak cotton balls in a mixture of borax, warm water, and sugar. While they love sugar, the borax will eventually kill them. By effectively using this method, they’ll bring the food back to the colony, eventually killing all of them.
  • A combination of water, witch hazel and vegetable glycerin is all you need for mosquito repellant. Mixing this concoction into a spray bottle will allow you to use a natural remedy to keep those blood suckers away! As a bonus, you can also add drops of your favorite essential oil into the mixture for a fresh scent!
  • For bees, there are good options to keep them away. One being the old baby shampoo trick. Mixing a cup of this shampoo and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Spraying this on areas where you don’t want bees is exactly what you’ll need to, well, keep them away!

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