August 20, 2012

Bug Sprays..Just Say No!



The moral of the story is:  if it kills bugs it's not good for humans either! There are more natural ways to go. Sad to say that it looks like the previous owners of the house we moved to, were fans of Raid and other bug killers.

For gardening a small amount of soap and oil mixed with water sprayed on plants will kill the bugs and not harm the plants...use after rain and whenever you see bugs/eggs on plants.

http://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-natural-bug-spray-recipes-that-work/

http://frugallysustainable.com/2012/03/handmade-natural-bug-repellent-spray-a-recipe/

Lavender is one of the most incredible bug deterrents. Heard recently that lavender will deter bedbugs too.

Garlic is incredible too. We would make a strong garlic "tea" and put it in a sprayer to spray for bugs.

Grow some of the herbs in your garden and it gets even cheaper to make these herbal bug deterrents.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the great advice gonna give it a try

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