Tag: bug spray

Bug Tip Tuesday | Basic Bug Spray Recipe

Bugs are out and busier than ever.  Here is a basic bug spray recipe to make yourself when you are in a pinch. Add the following to a 4oz water spray bottle. 2 oz of witch hazel 2 oz of distilled water essential oil (20-25 drops for kids age 3+ or 40-50 drops for adults and kids age... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Peppermint Keeps Bugs Away

Peppermint has a strong smell that many pests find irritating. The oil from this plant can be used to deter both insect and animal pests from the home. Many people enjoy the scent and have used peppermint oil to not only keep nuisances such as mice, roaches, flies and fleas out of their... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – DIY Bug Spray

You can make your own organic bug spray from kitchen leftovers! Save your onion skins, peels and ends then refrigerate in an empty margarine-sized tub or ziplock bag until the container is full. Once you have enough, place the onion pieces in a pail and fill with warm water. Soak for a few days,... more
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Most Effective Insect Repellent Ingredients

Not everyone is sure what is the best type of insect repellent for their families.  Here are a few tips for the most effective ingredients that will protect your from... more
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Don’t Let Spring Bite

Don’t want your spring to bite? Protect yourself from insect bites during outdoor activities. Be sure to get a bug spray containing DEET. It can repel disease-carrying mosquitoes, and to a lesser degree, ticks. If you’re worried about DEET, don’t be—it is the safest repellent for the most... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!!

Unlike most #mosquito species, Asian Tiger mosquitoes are active and bite during daylight hours. Don’t skip the bug spray during the... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!!

This cleaning liquid can double as a bug killer. If need to kill a bug fast, try reaching for the Formula 409. It will kill bees, wasps, hornets or yellow... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!

Cinnamon oil has been known to perform better than deet. Cinnamon Oil Leaf oil smells great, safe when diluted to 1%, cost effective and easy to apply on skin, plants and clothing. However must be re-applied every 2 hours or so. To use Cinnamon Oil on your skin it must be diluted to 1%. That means... more
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Protection Against Summer Pests

Summer has arrived. While we all love the warm weather, the warm weather also brings the pests of the summer season. Bugs can be a major annoyance if they find an opening into the home or buzz around during your back yard BBQ. There are some common summer pests that can be much more than a... more
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Bugging Questions

Here are a few truths behind some bugging questions: Are some people more attractive to bugs than others due to their scent? This is actually a true statement. One person's sweat may be more tastier to bugs than others. So keeping cool in the summer and sweat free is a big help in keeping the... more
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