Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quick Homemade Bug Repellent



Just found this recipe for a quick homemade bug repellent:
In a spray bottle use half pinesol(or pine scented cleaner) and half water. Spray around, but avoid flowers and annuals because of the chemicals

For more info: http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

Monday, October 4, 2010

Keep Flies and Mosquitoes Away with this Recipe

Just found this recipe for a quick homemade bug repellent:
In a spray bottle use half pine sol(or pine scented cleaner) and half water. Spray around, but avoid flowers and annuals because of the chemicals

For more info: http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New natural idea for taking the sting out of bug bites

My entire family is very sensitive to bug bites.  My son and I can swell up and be miserable in a few minutes if we run into the right bugs.  One idea from a reader suggested using the juice of an onion to drip on a bug bite.  This seems to take the itch out of the bite immediately.  

I have heard that garlic works much the same way.  Put these natural homemade ideas for taking the sting out of bug bites in your arsenal to try ways that may help you!

For more info:  http:homemadebugspray.org

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Natural Bug Repellent

Bug Repellent

In a small spray bottle, add the following:
  • 4 ounces of purified water
  • 30 drops of citronella
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 10 drops of patchouli
For More Info: http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Simple Ideas When You Can't Find Bug Repellent

    I wanted to let everyone know why I have chosen to write about homemade bug spray.  I have very sensitive skin.  So bugs naturally gravitate to me.  When my husband and I are out by the pool, it is always me that get 10 bites before my husband gets one.
    I also don't like the harmful chemicals.  Everyone reacts differently to the harsh chemicals, and because my skin is so sensitive, I often break out.  So, I am on a quest to find all the homemade bug sprays I can, so I won't spend a fortune in bug sprays.
    Two ideas that make sense to me:  1.  If you find yourself without bug spray, use dryer sheets and rub the dryer sheet over all exposed skin.  I have found that and it works.
      2. Use Listerine or any antiseptic mouthwash.  One part Listerine to three parts water.  Put in a spray bottle and spray.  The bugs are repelled by the smell.

    Saturday, September 18, 2010

    Tea Tree Oil is great for a Homemade Bug Spray

    If you want a quick way to make a homemade bug spray without much fuss, try tea tree oil.  Tea Tree oil will take the bite out of the a bee sting or a mosquito bite.  Also, rub a little on your neck, face, legs and arms to ward off bugs.  Just try these tips to keep free of bug bites wherever you are.

    Read more:  http://homemadebugspray.org

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Homemade Mosquito Repellent

    To control mosquitoes in your yard, add 8 oz. of baby shampoo and 112 oz. can of beer to a 20 oz. hose-end sprayer. Spray the lawn,
    shrubs, areas near the house where people gather or children play.
    This will last several days if it doesn't rain.

    http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Great Homemade gnat, fly and Mosquito Bug Spray

    Just ran across an easy recipe that is great for gnats, flies and mosquitos.  This one is gentle enough for babies.

    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup water
    Mix. Store in a tightly-covered container. Rub this mixture on faces and arms. Also apply it around eyes and ears and it will keep flies away.

    Let me know if you try this!


    http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

    Saturday, August 28, 2010

    Quick idea to keep bugs away

    A quick note about natural bug repellents.  Try pure vanilla (no additions) with 1 tbl water.
    Dab on skin to keep bugs away.

    For More Info:
    http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    Extraordinary idea for homemade bug spray


    Just found this idea and thought it was fun.
    Vodka Mist Insect Repellent:
    1. Mix the following in a spray bottle: 50 drops Jojoba, 50 drops Lavender, 25 drops Eucalyptus lemon, 25 drops Lemongrass, 25 drops Patchouli, and 25 drops Catjeput.
    2. Add 1 fluid ounce of vodka.
    3. Mix well.
    4. Apply jojoba oil before spraying the repellent on the skin.

    Extraordinary idea for homemade bug spray

    Just found this idea and thought it was fun.

    Vodka Mist Insect Repellent:

    1. Mix the following in a spray bottle: 50 drops Jojoba, 50 drops Lavender, 25 drops Eucalyptus lemon, 25 drops Lemongrass, 25 drops Patchouli, and 25 drops Catjeput.
    2. Add 1 fluid ounce of vodka.
    3. Mix well.
    4. Apply jojoba oil before spraying the repellent on the skin.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Is Your City in the Top 10 Bug Infested Cities?

    NYC, Philly, Detroit top bedbug list

    Associated Press, 

    4 hours ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A leading pest control company has released a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities, and New York, Philadelphia and Detroit have scratched their way to the top.
    Terminix released its report Tuesday, basing it on an analysis of call volume to the Memphis, Tenn.-based company's 350 service centers.
    Bedbugs can be found in mattresses, furniture and clothing, and they feed off animal and human blood. Insect scientists say bedbugs are appearing on a scale not seen since before World War II. High-traffic areas such as hotels, airplanes and cruise ships are especially prone to infestations.

    CBS News: Bedbug Breakouts Stretch Across Country

    The 2010 most bedbug-infested cities include:
    1. New York
    2. Philadelphia
    3. Detroit
    4. Cincinnati
    5. Chicago
    6. Denver
    7. Columbus, Ohio
    8. Dayton, Ohio
    9. Washington, D.C.
    10. Los Angeles
    11. Boston
    12. Indianapolis
    13. Louisville, Ky.
    14. Cleveland
    15. Minneapolis, Minn.
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    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Unique ideas for Natural Bug Spray


    I am always looking for unique natural ideas to make homemade bug spray.  I ran across these two ideas at http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-make-homemade-bug-spray.html.
    Try this recipe:
    Homemade Vodka Mist
    Mix together jojoba oil (50 drops), lavender oil (50 drops), eucalyptus lemon (25 drops), lemongrass (25 drops), Cajeput (25 drops) and Patchouli (25 drops). Add this mixture into the vodka and mix it well. Before applying this mixture on your skin, make sure you have covered the skin with a layer of jojoba oil.
    Check out:
    Homemade Mint Soap Spray
    Take two tablespoon full of any strong mint soap that is available to you and mix it up with a gallon of clean water. It is a very effective homemade bug spray when sprayed directly on the carpenter ants. You can also spray a little bit of this mint spray on the foliage of your plantation, it can be pretty useful to evade several other insects too. Do not spray too much of bug spray on the foliage as the soapy water may burn several plantations. This is an excellent homemade bug spray for plants.
    We can all save the environment if we keep our eyes open.








    For More info:
    http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    New Ways to Make Homemade Bug Spray



    Although ants aren't too harmful to humans, they can be a major pest.  Here are three or four ways to easily and naturally get rid of ants.
    Try putting soapy water in a clean spray bottle and spray the ants and the ants trail with the soapy water.
    Try changing the atmosphere.  Put a night light in the area of the ants infestation.  This change of atmosphere could disrupt their scavenger patterns of the ants.
    Put a few cloves of garlic scattered around in the path of the ants.
    As always, when trying to get rid of ants, keep all counters clear of bits of food and sticky surfaces and cut off water supply like soaking dishes in the sink.  These few tips can be a deterrent to ants in general. 


    For More info:
    http://www.squidoo.com/homemade-bug-spray




    Monday, August 16, 2010

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    Save Money by making your own Homemade Bug Spray

    Everyone needs to cut back a little and find simple ways of solving problems without spending a lot of money. And I think everyone wants to help save the environment by going green! So this quick article is about doing all three.

    One way you can save money, solve a problem and help the environment is making your own bug spray! Try vinegar! Every household usually has vinegar. If not, get some. Vinegar is an amazing product and can be used in a variety of ways.Fill a squirt bottle with plain old cheap white vinegar, and squirt it anyplace you've seen ants (kitchen counters, windowsills, etc) and let it dry. It's non-toxic, won't harm anything, and the smell will go away in just a couple of minutes. It worked for me! Vinegar changes the ants sense of smell and throws them off their mission.