Ants in the kitchen: To prevent
ant from returning, place a few pieces of mint gum around point
of infestation. They can't stand the mint!
-Ordinary table salt sprinkled
around most frequented areas acts as a good deterrent.
- ground cinnamon is a good
non toxic ant deterrent.
-an equal mixture of baking
soda and sugar sprinkled in the frequented areas will kill the
-borax and sugar mixed in equal
parts will kill the ants. *Caution keep away from children and
To keep ants off your bigger
flowers and shrub put tape around the trunk, sticky side out.
Hot Tabasco sauce on plants
will keep rabbits out of the garden.
Human hair will keep rabbits
out of your garden!! Collect hair from your brushes and spread
it around your garden!
Mosquito Remedy! Mix oil of
citronella with Vaseline and apply to exposed areas.
When Japanese beetles invade
your garden, you can fight back with homemade traps. Use a plastic
gallon jug with the top portion cut off as a container and fill
it with the following bait: 2 cups of water, 1 mashed banana,
1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup wine, 1/4 tsp. baking yeast. Allow this
mixture to ferment in a warm place and them put it in the garden.
Beetles will find it irresistible.
General Insect Repellents
Spray plants with a solution
of dishwashing soap and water to keep bugs off them. It is best
to spray at night or early morning.
Insect repellent - Make a solution
of mint oil and rubbing alcohol, place in a spray bottle and
spray yourself before any outings, the mint acts as a natural
deterrent for most insects.
Fleas indoors: Sprinkle Household
Borax on your carpet and let sit for awhile. Vacuum up.
Insect and Roach Exterminator!
Mix the following: Borax, one pound; powdered sugar, 60 oz.;
add one oz. cocoa powder and two oz. sodium fluoride. Mix well
and sprinkle around places pests are known to frequent. Keep
out of reach of children!