Monday, May 03, 2010

Household Pest Control: 5 Natural Bug Repellents | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles

Household Pest Control: 5 Natural Bug Repellents | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles

5 Natural Household Bug Repellents:
Essential Oils: Using essential oils such as lemon, orange, clove, peppermint, and mint around the home will deter most bugs as they are turned off by strong odors.
Garlic and Pepper Powder: Most bugs avoid both garlic and pepper; therefore, sprinkling the powder around the key areas in the home helps keep the bugs at bay.
Cucumber Slices and Ants: As summer approaches, ants flock to kitchens on the hunt for food crumbs. Ants are appalled by cucumbers; therefore, the cucumber slices work best when placed near cracks or other areas where ants may enter the home.
Crushed Mint and Flies: Small packets of crushed mint helps to repel flies.
Lemon Peels and Moths: We love the fresh, citrus smell of lemons and prefer it to using cedar blocks in the closet to keep moths from destroying our clothes.

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