Along with the warmer weather comes lots and lots of bugs. Eww! Ouch! If you’re tired of scratching and swatting your way through summer, you’re not alone. Put the fly swatter away and get to work on one of these clever ways to get rid of bugs.
15 Clever Ways to Get Rid of Bugs
Make your own bug spray to keep mosquitoes, ants. and other pesky insects away while you enjoy the outdoors.
Use Epsom salts to deter snails and slugs around your garden plants.
Make an all-natural ant poison in just two minutes using corn syrup and borax. I so need to do this. We get ants every spring!
Keep spiders away from your house with peppermint essential oil. Sounds crazy, but it works!
Is your garden overrun with aphids, ants or mites? Introduce ladybugs into your garden to get them under control.
Add sage to a fire when you’re entertaining to keep bugs away from the party.
Recycle tin cans to make your own citronella candles. It’s easier than you’d think!
Get rid of wasps naturally with peppermint oil, dish soap and water.
Use mason jars and citronella torch fuel to make these lanterns to keep bugs away. They add nice lighting on summer evenings, too!
Here’s another trick for wasps using vinegar, sugar and salt.
Use water, baking soda and honey to create a sticky surface to get rid of silverfish in tight spaces. Here are 5 tricks for getting rid of them.
In a pinch, Cool Mint Listerine can serve as an effective bug spray. You’ll have to reapply it more often than traditional sprays, though.
If you’ve ever suffered through a fruit fly outbreak, you know how hard those suckers are to get rid of. Use vinegar and Dawn dish detergent to create a fruit fly trap.
Cloves and lemon also helps repel fruit flies, and bonus: it smells good!
Bundle lavender, sage and mint together and take them wherever you want to deter mosquitoes.