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Fruit fly and gnat problem? Find easy tips on how to get rid of pests when you are grilling. Also offering homemade cleaning recipes at the end of the page.
I have also had comments that readers state their Vets said to use Dawn liquid dish soap when giving them a bath. Any other ideas? Please comment at the end of the page.
Flies and Mosquitoes
Put fresh basil and catnip in a muslin (porous) bag and hang two around the house.
Bothered by Mosquitoes when Grilling?
Put fresh rosemary and bay leaves on top of the lit coals to keep the bugs away.
Spray the corners of your home with white vinegar and coconut oil in a sprayer. Use outside also.
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Cats, Rabbits, Skunks, Raccoons
Real peppermint oil on a cotton ball or 1/2 tsp in a spray bottle with water.
Use 2 TBS Tabasco or Hot sauce with water and spray.
Moles, Gophers and Ground Hogs
In a soda liter bottle, leave 2 inches of pop in it (not diet pop). They go in and can’t get out.
Bugs - Indoor Plants
Peel a clove of garlic and insert it in the soil with the thin side just peeking out of the soil.
Bugs - In Your Garden
Plant molasses grass around the garden.
The one thing that's bothers me is the fruit flies and gnats. Following is a quick recipe to get rid of these pests.
FRUIT FLY and GNAT TRAP
3-4 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 drops liquid dish soap
In a small jar, add the vinegar and dish soap. Cover with plastic wrap and rubber band it in place. Poke holes in the saran wrap with a shish-kabob stick. Change the vinegar every couple of days. No more fruit flies.
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