Insect Control Tips


Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march.

Buy a mesh/net laundry bag that you would use for washing nylons and 5 boxes of moth balls. Put the moth balls in the bag and hang it in your garage near the door to get rid of mice, birds, and bugs.

Dab lavender oil on your pulse points; it smells great on you but repels insects.

Mice hate the scent of peppermint extract. Simply sprinkle *pure* peppermint extract on the items in your garage you don't want the mice in or on.

Rub Vick's Vaporub® on your pants and legs to ward off ticks.

Splashing plain rubbing alcohol on yourself and allowing it to dry will deter mosquitoes from biting you.

Sprinkle ground cayenne pepper around the garage (inside & out), and especially near entry holes. Pests don't care for the smell of it.

To avoid cockroaches in the kitchen, make a dough of 1 tbsp. besan, 1tbsp. powdered sugar; 2 tbsp. boric powder and make small balls. Keep these balls in drawers and shelves of the kitchen.