Creating a Pesticide Free Home with 7 Inexpensive and Natural Bug Control Methods

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Insert the spout end into the empty bottle to create a downward cone, and tape it in place. Make holes to attach your rope (for hanging). Pour in around 3 inches of your sweet liquid and hang up, out of reach of children and pets. Be amazed!

Mosquitos – You can adapt the wasp trap to attract mossies instead! You just need to change the sticky liquid to the following concoction.

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1 cup sugar
1 cup very warm water
1 cup room-temperature water
1 tsp. active dry yeast

Mix the sugar and hot water, and then stir in the yeast. It will get all frothy and at that point pour it into the bottle with another cup of water. Cover the top loosely with plastic wrap and store in a dark, warm, humid place for a week to allow the yeast to ferment, and then hang up to attract those pesky buzzers to the CO2 that is emitted.

Cockroaches – The bottle will work for these persistent bugs too. Make sure to really grease the inside of the bottle though as they are incredible climbers. Use a sticky sweet liquid as the bait and position in dark humid spots like under the sink in the bathroom and kitchen. Double sided tape also works well anywhere you have spotted roach droppings.

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Courtesy – Wikimedia Commons

Flies – you can make your own sticky paper quite simply using old paper bags or piece of cardboard. Mix up a paste of sugar, corn sugar and water by heating it on a stove. Once it is cool, spread the paste onto your paper of choice and hang strategically around the house.

3. Diatomaceous Earth – is a sedimentary rock made up of of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. You can buy it finely ground, where it dehydrates many insects including roaches, ants, slugs, spiders. It can be sprinkled in problem areas and mixed with water to create a spray.

4. Neem Oil – has been used by many cultures for centuries as a natural pesticide.  It is effective when sprayed around the boundaries of the home as a repellant.

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  1. You sir are a true friend to humanity and to the new world we are creating. Thank you for all of your helpful information. xox. Hugs!

  2. Thank you very much for all the good work that you do. 🙂

    Question: Will the sugary insect traps also entice bees?

    I love this site!

    1. Hi Venus,

      I think it would, although Bees are not really intended to be trapped. They tend not to be aggressive like wasps and will only sting if they have absolutely no alternative. Hope this helps. Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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