4. In the Garden
Outside, you’ll want to take care of any standing water, which just begs for mosquitoes. To deter pests from your fruit and veggie plants, try companion planting with beneficial vegetation like marigolds.
If you’re experiencing a pest invasion, you might need to take further action. There’s a great recipe for home made pesticide over at Herban Lifestyle. She uses neem oil, which is a natural, biodegradable pest deterrent along with essential oils to create an all natural spray that’s safe around pets and children. Just be sure to wash your veggies before eating them, since neem oil isn’t recommended for internal use.
5. Get Boozy
Who knew that beer was great at pest control?
Trap roaches and fruit flies with a two liter soda bottle and some beer! Cut the bottle in half, put vaseline on the inside of the top, then flip the top half so it forms a funnel and seat it back into the base. Fill with a few inches of beer, and you’re ready to go!
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