While the summer season brings bonfires, swimming time, camping and more, it also brings bugs!
The main thing I hate about summer is the creepy crawlies that seem to come out.
Ants, flies, moths, you name it, I HATE IT!
We have a big problem with ants this year in our house. So I went on a hunt on finding a eco-friendly solution to get rid of these bugs!
Here are a few ways to repel or get rid of bugs.
To repel flies, moths or silverfish, add a few drops of citronella essential oil and lavender essential oil on cloth strips along windows or inside cupboards.
Also to repel flies you can hang bags of water at your doorways. Their eyes are sensitive to light refraction and the bags of water makes them want to turn away. (Note** Some people find putting a penny or tin foil in the water helps too.)
Avoid using moth balls for moths as they are known to have a chemical that can cause some cancers.
Instead use cedar chips for clothing.
Purchase a product called Diatomaceous Earth. Sprinkle it along baseboards and in cupboards. It will damage the outer protective shell of these creepy crawlies and when that happens they dry up and die.
It is a much better solution than borax. CLICK HERE to find out more about Diatomaceous Earth
You can purchase Diatomaceous Earth at most garden and hardware stores.
I hope these tips help you with getting rid of your bug problems.