HOW TO KEEP SPIDERS AWAY FROM YOUR HOUSE
Homemade Natural Spider Solution
You will need:
2 oz spray bottle
Fill the spray bottle with water and add peppermint oil. Shake it well before using.
Spray this spider “juice” around window frames, doors (inside and out), small cracks in the ceilings, walls, bathrooms. I even spray it on the outside porch.
I usually do this once a week (twice during summer), it takes just few minutes and it works as a natural home spray that smells really really good.
Since I started using my “spider spray” I haven’t seen any eight leg creatures. I am happy they are alive outside, but away from my house.
How to Keep Hornets & Wasps Away
Fill a clean, empty spray bottle with ½ oz. citronella oil, 1/8 oz. pennyroyal oil, ¼ oz. lavender oil, 1/8 oz. tea tree oil and 1/8 oz. jojoba oil. These essential oils can be purchased at most health food stores or pharmacies.
Shake the bottle well to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
Spray the mixture around the yard, on outdoor furniture, and even on clothing to deter hornets and wasps.
Hornet and Wasp Trap
Thoroughly rinse out an empty 2-liter soda bottle with plain water.
Cut the top off of the bottle. Use a sharp knife and make the cut carefully at the point where the sides of the bottle begin to even out with the width of the bottle. On most 2-liter soda bottles, this point is just above the label.
Place bait in the bottom of the bottle. Beer, sugary soda, fruit juice, and wine are some examples of good wasp and hornet bait. Place about 2 inches of bait into the bottom of the bottle.
Situate the top part of the bottle that you cut off upside down into the bottom part of the bottle (without the cap). Make sure the two pieces fit snugly with one another. Apply a few pieces of duct tape along the edges if the pieces are not snug.
Place the trap in places you've seen wasps. The idea is for the wasps and hornets to fly down into the funnel of the trap to get to the bait and drown before they can get out.
Empty the trap and refill it with new bait every few days, or as you begin to see dead insects in the bottle. Place the trap in a large bucket of water for about 30 minutes before emptying it to make sure all the wasps and hornets are dead before you clean it out.
Ways to Keep Stink Bugs Away!
Use Essential Oil
Kill two birds with one stone by making your house smell great even as you are banishing stink bugs. Mix 10 drops of mint essential oil with 16 ounces of water and spray at interior entry zones like windows and doors.
This plant-based natural insecticide may take a week or so to work since it interferes with bugs' instinctual behaviors. Combine 32 ounces water and two teaspoons neem oil and spray at stink bug entry points like windowsills.
Spread Diatomaceous Earth
This earth-friendly pesticide powder made from natural rock can be placed at entryways like doors and windows both inside and outside and breaks down the stink bug’s protective exoskeleton so they eventually die of dehydration.
Combine two cups water and four teaspoons of garlic powder or a handful of garlic cloves and spray on indoor windowsills where stink bugs are likely to enter your home.
Dryer sheet odor offends stink bugs, so rubbing dryer sheets on window screens or at home entry points can be a great way to keep bugs at bay.
How To Get Rid of Ants!
DIY Ant Spray
What you need:
- Mouth wash, any brand
- Dawn dish soap
- Hydrogen Peroxide
How to make it:
- Mix equal parts of all ingredients in a spray bottle and mix well. No not add water.
Once all the ants are dead, you will want to sweep and mop them up. This ant spray can leave your floor a little sticky if you don’t mop it up. But I’m sure you’ll want to mop up those dead ants anyways.
DIY Ant Repellent
- Put 1-2 tablespoon of lemon juice into a spray bottle.
- Add water until it half way to three-fourths full.
- Spray the areas were ants have been present in your home.
We are still testing this out, so I can’t say with confidence on how great it is working. But so far, so good.
Are ants invaded your home? What are you doing to get rid or them?