Homemade Bug Repellents
By: Ethan Statzer
Homemade Bug Repellents
This site gives you the knowledge on how to repel those nasty creatures with simple and cost effective steps. These steps allow you to take care of these bugs without loading up on the chemicals. These are healthy and toxic free solutions to your bug infestations. The links within the paragraphs allow you to go to the website and retrieve even more helpful information about keeping these bugs away from you and your family.
Bugs are a problem all over the world, from flies, to mosquitos, to bees. Then you have those nasty spiders and those terrible bees. These bugs always cause problems for people and homeowners. Houses get infested with termites, people get stung by bees and wasps, and little kids get bitten by spiders. We all know that these bugs are out there, but what do you do when you realize you are not the only ones living in your house, or even sleeping in your own bed? People always wonder how to get rid of bugs, but they never know how to do it. Well, if you are looking for an easy and wallet friendly homemade bug repellent then keep reading to learn about various homemade bug repellents. These bugs do have their weaknesses. You only have to figure out what they are, because when you do all these annoying pests and bugs will vanish. These ways are reliable and they are known to work. So go ahead, Fight Bugs!
Homemade Mosquito Repellent
Have you always wanted to enjoy a nice evening outside but you always have mosquito problems and come in itching all over? You don’t want to spray bug repellent that is loaded with deet, all over your body and clothes. You want a homemade bug repellent! Well you’re in luck. If you want to avoid deet and use a homemade remedy for mosquito bites, then try these simple but effective remedies. Choose any essential oil, like tea tree, lemon, lemon grass, citronella, lavender, rosemary, or even peppermint, and mix with witch hazel, distilled or boiled water, and vegetable glycerin. This mixture will keep those nasty pests away for good. Another way to repel these pests is to mix apple cider vinegar and water and put it in a cup on your patio or outdoor sitting area. The smell repels the pests and causes them to leave you alone for good.
Homemade Bed Bug Repellent
Waking up with small red bumps all over that itch like crazy? Don’t know where they came from? They are probably bed bugs. There is an easy step to ridding your bed of these nasty little things! Homemade bug repellents are very easy and cost effective. Just boil mint leaves in hot water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Then spray this liquid around the area where the bugs are located. This could include the sides of your bed, bedposts, sheets, headboards, wallpaper, shelves all of your clothes, and especially your pillow. But be careful not let the spray get anywhere close to your eyes. With this spray, you will be able to sleep peacefully and without the itchy irritation. If you can actually see the bugs, then there is another simple step to ridding yourself of these pesky little guys. You can spray rubbing alcohol on them. This will cause them to run away and never want to come back. After you have treated your house for bed bugs, you need to wash everything. This includes pillows, sheets, blankets, and anything that could have come into contact with the bugs. Once you think you have cleaned everything, you should probably clean it again. Use a stiff brush to scrub all counter tops and bedposts just be sure that all of the bed bugs are gone for good. If you are still having problems with these bugs, then you need to call a professional, because these bugs are more numberable than you think.
Homemade Bee Repellent
We all know that feeling when you are outside having a good time with your kids, gardening in your backyard, or having a cup of coffee outside, and then it hits. You don’t know where it came from, but it hurt. Really hurt. So what do you do when you or your child gets stung by a bee? Here are a few quick and easy steps to get rid of the pain from a nasty bee sting: Place a penny on the sting and hold it there with pressure. If you feel as though you have bee problems, such as nest building or swarming, just place cucumber peels wherever you feel the targeted area is. If a bee enters your home, don’t just go after it trying to kill it. This will anger the bee and likely cause it to come after you. And no one wants to be chased around their own home by a bee. Just mix some washing detergent and water and spray it on the bee. This will drive the bee away, with no chasing involved. If this does not work, then you can plant peppermint plants. Even if it is just a small one in a pot outside your door, bees hate the smell of the peppermint plants and they will leave you for good.
Homemade Ant Repellent
We all know about ants. Always finding a way into your house no matter how much you try to keep them away. Well keep them away for good by sprinkling cinnamon or baby powder wherever the ants seem to be getting in. Also, you can sprinkle bay leaves or cayenne pepper around the affected area. Ants are attracted to food-laden rooms. So if you clean up after your meals you should be able to control your ant problem. It is impossible to clean up every single crumb in your entire household though. So what do you do if you are still having ant issues? After you are done cooking, it is always a good idea to wipe down the area you cooked on. But it is especially helpful when trying to keep away ants, to wipe it down with water mixed with vinegar or cider vinegar. This mixture cleans the area extremely well and ants will not even know there was ever a trace of food there. But, if these ant problems keep persisting, then it is time to call a professional.
Is your house home to many unwanted pests? Do you want to be able to walk through your kitchen without looking down and seeing a trail of ants going after that piece of toast you had for breakfast this morning? I think we all do. But somehow those annoying little things always find a way into your house, no matter how much you try to keep them out. There is always the easy solution of cleaning up after yourself. But if you aren’t someone who does not like to clean then here’s a solution, dust boric acid, which is non-toxic to humans, around cracks and crevices. Anywhere you think these pests are getting in, dust the area with boric acid. Under doorways, windowsills, or even around your baseboards are some of the most important areas to dust with boric acid. This will keep those annoying pests away for good. Traps are a good way to keep bugs away, and they are also quick and easy. Just buy some traps from any shopping center, and the bugs will seem to disappear without a trace.
Call of Professional
When bugs enter people’s houses, homeowners think homemade bug repellents can always handle the pests. Most of the time they can. That is usually true when it comes to ants, flies, and other easily controlled pests. But when you have bugs that you just can’t seem to get rid of, like termites or other wood boring insects, then it is time to call a professional. These insects can be extremely hard and costly to get rid of if left unattended for too long of a time. These animals bore into the wood in your house and can cause damage that can be detrimental to the support of your house. Also, homeowner’s insurance policies do not usually cover these damages. In addition to termites, wasps and stinging insects should be left to the professionals if they keep coming back, or they have built many nests around your house that you cannot get rid of. These stinging insects send many people to the hospital every year. Leaving these pests to a professional is advised for your safety. Professionals can come in and clean up any pest problems that you have and leave you feeling safe in your own home.
These homemade bug repellents allow you to live a bug free lifestyle! Enjoy your life at home without those unwanted intruders. Be able to sleep in peace, and be able to wake up in the morning without those nasty bites all over your body. Be able to sit on your patio and enjoy the evening without having mosquitos bite you. But remember that if these methods do not seem to work, seek professional help so you can get on the track of an easier and bug free lifestyle.