How to Repel Bugs–Naturally!

During the summer, pests have many ways of getting indoors. And those that don’t make it inside, are often waiting on our patios and in our yards. Although there are plenty of products on the shelves guaranteed to annihlate your pest population, they’re often made with toxic chemicals that are bad for our health and the environment.

It turns out, for virtually every pest, there is an all-natural solution. Just ask your grandma. Sometimes these solutions require improving the ecosystem around your home, so that pests have natural predators, like preying mantises or ladybugs. Other times, there are items in your pantry that can be used to deter or kill pests without introducing harmful chemicals.

Some common all-natural ingredients used to get rid of bugs are:

  • Soapy water

  • Salt

  • Cinnamon

  • Lavender

  • Peppermint

  • Vinegar

The team at The Zebra put together some all-natural recipes, tips and tricks for getting rid of bugs, shared below.

Natural Bug Repellents

You can find more natural ways to get rid of bugs here.

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