Have you tried many commercial insecticides that promise to keep those nasty bugs away?
Well, while most of them are expensive, some don’t do the job! Did you know that you can find safer, cheaper, and natural alternatives in keeping those bugs away?
Here are 45 DIY easy ways to repel bugs away, don’t forget to give us your feedback!
Did you know that bay leaves aren’t just excellent with sauces and soups? They are also very good at repelling insects!
When you sprinkle dried bay leaves around your home, they can be as potent in repelling insects like cockroaches, ants, and even fleas!
2)Use clear plates and cups
3)Place dryer sheets in your pockets
4)Build a bat house
5)Use borax to get rid of fleas
6)Remove standing water
7)Use a lemon balm plant to deter mosquitoes
8)Use salt to get rid of fleas
9)Bring utensils inside when finished with them
10)Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
11)Seal and isolate your garbage cans
12)Use onions to deter pests
13)Use baby powder to get rid of ants
14)Avoid wearing dark colors
15)Coconut oil is also very good in repelling bugs
We all know that coconut oil is already considered a superfood, but did you know that current studies show that it’s also a very potent insect repellent?
According to studies, several specific fatty acids present in coconut oil can make it a very strong repellent vs. DEET.
It can repel common insects like mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, bed bugs, and even biting flies.
16)Use Diatomaceous earth to get rid of ants
17)Wild and fragrant Bergamot
Who loves Bergamot?
It’s one of the many favorites when it comes to oils, and they have a valid reason. Aside from being a natural insect repellent, it also gives you a mood boosting lift! Just make sure to keep it out of the sun!
18)Use borax to get rid of ants
19)Avoid wearing scents outdoors
20)Use vinegar to get rid of ants
21)Use cinnamon to get rid of ants
22)Use peppermint to get rid of ants
23)Rinse food and drink garbage before throwing it away
24)Plant a citronella plant to repel mosquitoes
25)Plant a Basil plant to deter mosquitoes
26)Keep a Peppermint plant nearby to keep away mosquitoes
27)Clean up messes promptly
28)Plant a Lavender plant to keep away mosquitoes
29)Use Catnip to keep mosquitoes at bay
30)The grand wormwood
Artemisia absinthium or also known as the grand wormwood, is a bitter plant. It was used as a way to wean kids from nursing.
You can craft a tea out of the grand wormwood leaves and use it as a repellent. Many also use it as a spray form to drive back flies and fleas inside your house. It’s beneficial to your garden plants as well.
31)Use red wine to get rid of fruit flies
32)Use a mixture of milk, pepper, and sugar to get rid of fruit flies
33)Use overripe food in your trap to get rid of fruit flies
34)Repair any holes in screens
35)Use a bag of water with pennies inside to deter flies
36)Use citrus to repel spiders
37)Use a fake wasp nest to drive away wasps
38)Plan your outdoor activities to account for pests
39)Use mint leaves to repel moths
40)Place sliced cucumber to get rid of ants and flies
41)Use cinnamon to deter pests
42)Rosemary isn’t just for cooking
Who doesn’t love Rosemary?
This gorgeous flowering plant is often being used for enhancing flavors in steaks, lambs, etc. Did you know that it’s also a natural mosquito repellent?
So go ahead and add Rosemary in your garden and see how effective it is in keeping bugs away; plus, you can always have this fragrant herb in your recipes.