hand holding magnifying glass illustrated with bed bug in front of white bed

Summer is a time for hanging out by the pool, spending time with the kids, and enjoying the long, sunny days. Unfortunately, summer is also the time that many household bugs begin to make an appearance.

Though it can be tempting to eliminate these pests with chemical pesticides, these types of sprays are harmful to more than just the creepy crawlies. Pesticides affect all living creatures, including household pets, children, and adults.

Instead of resorting to chemicals, you can actually make your own bug repellents! Certain insects are averse to specific natural materials and smells, which you can use to your advantage. Take a look at the guide below from TurboTenant for DIY natural repellents tailored to specific household pests.

9 DIY Bug Repellents for Household Bugs
Source: turbotenant.com

This post was originally published on July 24, 2019.

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