Natural Insect and Rodent Repellent and Remover
Natural Insect Repellents and Control
If you are in search of a natural way to remove insects and bugs from your home and garden with out the toxic chemicals, here are some natural insect repellents that will be alot healthier than toxic chemicals.
Sprinkle salt onto your shelves to keep ants away. I don't recommend this where you may have any damp getting in, or where the salt is likely to spill onto the floor.
Repel fleas by washing your dog's bed in salkty water.
Weeds and Slugs:
Use salt for killing weeds inyour lawn or slugs and snails in your garden.
Sprinkle salt between bricks or paving slabs where you don't want grass ( or any plants to grow).
If you want to keep fleas at bay, mix the juice of 4 lemons with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water and wash your floors with it. Watch the fleas hop away; they simply hate the smell of lemons.
Dab a little lemon juice onto the infected area to help reduce swelling and stop the itching.
Cleaning Out a Fish Tank:
Having removed fish, water, and other contents, use a thick paste of baking soda and white vinegar to remove stains and smells. Rinse thoroughly before reintroducing the fish.
Clearing Up Something the Cat Brought In:
Using baking soda in water is a great way to wipe over surfaces where the cat has parked his lunch or left his calling card. As with carpet cleaning and other floor surfaces, it removes the stain and takes the smell away too.
Luckily, I've never had to deal with these, but apparently mixing equal parts of baking soda with sugar and spreading where they lurk, such as dark, dank, undersink areas and behind baseboards, will keep them away.