Thursday, September 10, 2009

Non-Toxic Bug Fighting Tools

Fire ants - knocking out a fire ant mound early in the year with boiling water.

Cinnamon oil - environmentally friendly pesticide that can kill mosquito larvae, repel mosquitoes and prevent their bites.

Fighting flea: Slice about six lemons, and pour boiling water over them. Let the water stand overnight, then strain the liquid into a spray bottle, spray to repel and kill fleas. Check the pet every few days to make sure all fleas are killed and eggs have not hatched.

Wash: 10 drops of tea tree oil and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera to an 8-ounce bottle.

Rinse: 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 pint of water.

Natural powder mixtures to repel bugs - ingredients contain garlic as well as alfalfa, wormwood, yellowdock and pennyroyal.

Cedar oil and quartz crystal will close the pores of all insects and let them suffocate and die.

Combination of Pennyroyal, eucalyptus and citronella oils can also prevent fleas and ticks from landing.

Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes in the Garden

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Toxic-Free Fact Sheets

Toxic-Free Insect repellent

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  1. These non toxic ways are good. I really don't like those aerosol pesticides that I am using currently. Sounds like something tangy and oil are good to use. Thank you and have a great day

  2. Too much toxic stuff in our life, non-toxic will be a good option to avoid bug attacks.

  3. Thanks for sharing... I may consider spraying lemon juice to fight off insects.

  4. Bangchik and Kakdah,

    I try to grow a dwarf lemon tree, so it will be 100% home made insect repellent.


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