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Natural Bug and Pest Repellents

All homeowners face the battle of the pests. If you don’t see bugs in someone’s home, it’s probably because they spend a lot of money on regular pest control. This type pest control is chemical-based and can be toxic to your health and that of your pets. You may not feel the effects of the pesticide immediately; however, no one knows for certain if regular pest control causes long-term health problems.

The best way to avoid long term health complications from pesticides and save money at the same time is through natural repellents. There are many different ways to keep ants, roaches, fleas, and other pests from invading your home. Choose the ones you want to try and stop poisoning your home.


Ants seem to appear from nowhere. One day you are ant free and the next day your countertop is covered. They were probably attracted by bread crumbs or something sweet. If you have an ant problem, you can use some simple tips to keep these pesky little creatures on the other side of your wall where they belong.


Cockroaches are nasty little pests. The best way to prevent them is to keep your house and kitchen clean; however, this does not guarantee that you won’t have cockroaches. If you do see cockroaches, use these tips to help eliminate them.

These tips should help you keep cockroaches away from your house and family. If you continue to have problems, you can buy boric acid and place it on top of your upper cabinets. Roaches like high places. They will carry the boric acid back to their nests and die.

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Mosquitoes are more than pests; they can carry West Nile virus and make you and your family very sick. During mosquito season, keep window and doors closed to prevent easy access to your house. You should also make sure you keep buckets, kiddy pools, and other sources of standing water empty. Standing water is the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Finally, if you want to keep your yard mosquito free, install electronic mosquito traps. These traps have no chemicals and are not harmful to humans or pets.


Flies are like ants: they seem to appear from nowhere. If you don’t kill them, you will have many flies in a short time. You can keep flies from coming in your house with these easy to follow tips.

You can also buy fly paper and hang it; it is non-toxic and won’t harm your family or pets; however, it is unsightly and may not be what you want in your house.

Battling pests using the tips indicated here is easy and inexpensive. Additionally, these tips are completely safe. Many of the tips for one pest will prevent many other pests. For example, diatomaceous earth works to deter earwigs and ants in addition to cockroaches.

If you have pests in your home, put these tips to work for you. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars every year on pest control—simply open your spice cabinet and put nature to work for you.

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