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 make your own bug repellents using natural ingredients like witch hazel, dried lavender, diatomaceous earth, vinegar, and peppermint essential oil. Certain insects are averse to specific natural materials and smells, which you can use to your advantage.
The following guide from TurboTenant offers easy DIY repellent recipes tailored to specific household pests.
This post was originally published on July 24, 2019.