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It’s Spring, and the bugs are out!  We’ve compiled this neat little guide on how to rid your home of some of the most irritating bugs. You don’t really have to reach for the chemicals—you might have everything you need already!

ANTS

Mix 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 cup of warm water. Add 2 full tablespoons of Borax. Soak a sponge or cotton pad in the mixture and leave out for the ants. It may take up to a week, but  you’ll see a massive reduction in ant infestation afterwards!

Another solution: Mix Peppermint oil with distilled water and spray corners and entry points. Ants hate Peppermint and will avoid the area.

FRUIT FLIES

Use a small bowl of apple cider vinegar mixed with liquid dish soap. The fruit flies will be very attracted to the apple cider vinegar, but become trapped in the bowl thanks to the dish soap breaking down the surface tension. Problem solved!

 

SPIDERS

Mix 1/4 cup soap with 2 gallons of water. Spray the exterior of your home and all surrounding bushes with a pump sprayer.

 

MOSQUITOES

Time to break out your essential oil collection! Use 15 drops of Lavendar oil, plus 3-4 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Smells great and works wonders!

 

Try these tips out and let us know how it goes. We’re also interested in learning what natural remedies work for you!