A growing number of homeowners are uncomfortable using traditional pesticides for a variety of reasons, including health and environmental concerns.  If you’re among them, here are some natural ways to deal with insects int he home:

  • A mixture of unsweetened lemon juice and water can deter spiders.  Spray the solution near doorways and window sills where these arachnoids can enter.
  • An equal mixture of vinegar and water is an effective deterrent for a variety of crawling insects, particularly ants.  Spray the solution on floors and countertops that are close to these creatures’ food sources.
  • Believe it or not, a fake wasp nest (which you can purchase at your local home improvement store) can deter real wasps from building a nest on your property.
  • You can control slugs in the garden by placing bottle caps of beer, buried so that the top is even with the ground.  The slugs are attracted to the scent, so they crawl in and the alcohol kills them.

Experts recommend that you test any surface spray you plan to use to make sure it doesn’t stain or otherwise harm the surface.

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