For insect control
You can kill any bug in your house with a mixture of water (40%), alcohol (40%) and dish soap (20%). No need to ever use pesticides inside your home or business.
If you have a specific pest, here are some recommendations
Cockroaches (beer and duct tape)
Ants (Terro Bait works for most small ants)
Silverfish (baby food jars and flour)
Paper wasps (brown paper bags, Avon Skin so Soft)
Bed bugs (alcohol, water & dish soap, hair dryer)
Head lice (salt water, hair dryer)
Fungus gnats (aquarium gravel)
Fruit flies (vinegar)
Carpet beetles (dirty socks and cheese)
Spiders (peppermint essential oil)
Here is a recipe for a very good mosquito repellent that you can make yourself.
Combine in a 16 oz. bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp. of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water. Shake. Ready to use.
For weed control
Mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/4 cup of liquid dish soap and 1 cup of salt in a garden sprayer. Spray weeds generously, wait a couple days, they’re dead. No reason to use Roundup or other toxic herbicides
If you have any pest questions, I will help you to the best of my ability and there is no charge for my consultations. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no reason to spray pesticides in or around your home in most circumstances.
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