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DIY Mice Control | How to Repel Mice with Irish Spring Soap

Irish Spring Soap box with cheese grater and pile of grated soap
Ah, Irish Spring Soap, the age-old pest control hack. DIYers swear by it, but does Irish Spring Soap really repel mice? The jury is still out on whether this pest control hack works every time. Many people report seeing mice bites in their soap, and continued infestation, suggesting the soap... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Keep Mosquitoes Away with Tiki Wine Bottles

Here is a way to combat mosquitoes, in a pretty stylish way, Wine Bottle Tiki Torches Materials Needed to Make a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch Repurposed Wine Bottle: Not only is it free, having a glass of your favorite vino while making your tiki torches may make it more fun. Ceramic wine bottle... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Patriotic Bug-Away Candle holders

Along with creating a festive Fourth of July table, these patriotic candle holders are scented with smells that keep bugs away from your guests and food. And most of the materials needed for this can be found at the dollar store for only a few bucks. So set the table, light the candles, and get... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Essential Oil Bug Spray

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are emerging from the ground. Unfortunately this weather also can cause some nuisance pests while outside enjoying the lovely spring weather. There is nothing worse than going for a walk by the lake or a hike up into the mountains and... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Repellent for Spiders

Repel spiders naturally:  1 cup of vinegar 1 cup of cayenne pepper powder 1 teaspoon of oil 1 liquid soap Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spay along the outside of your door and along windows; be sure to refresh after it rains or... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | DIY Pest Control

It's January, and that means that mice, rats, cockroaches, and spiders are at their prime time for infesting. You can whip up a home made all-purpose spray to prep your house for winter infestations. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid peppermint soap with a gallon of water and spray the outside... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Do-It-Yourself Ant Repellent

Want to give it a try and get rid of ants yourself, here is a quick tip you can help and ants don’t like citrus. So mixed a little bit of lemon juice about a tablespoon or two into a spray bottle of water and spray it around the baseboards and doors in the areas you are having problems. DIY Ant... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer fun! This all-natural Mason Jar Mosquito Repellent will keep you bug-free at all your picnics, BBQs, parties and family get-togethers. The addition of the lemon eucalyptus oil is what will keep the bugs at bay...meaning you won't end up breathing in any weird... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Homemade Wasp Trap

This is a good use for those plastic soda bottles, plastic milk jugs, or any other plastic container that has a cone-shaped top. Supplies plastic soda bottle scissors string for hanging tape bait (balsamic vinegar, flat soda, fruit, beer, wine, or fruit juice) a few drops of dish... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Marigolds Repel Mosquitoes

Commonly grown as ornamental border plants, marigolds are hardy annual plants which have a distinctive smell which mosquitoes, and some gardeners, find particularly offensive. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, a compound used in many insect repellents. Marigolds prefer full sunlight and reasonably... more
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