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Recipes for creative DIY ways to get rid of pests

These ugly or annoying or harmful creatures live everywhere around us, and the spring and summertime are their favorite times to reproduce and invade. Aside from the fact that pests create the impression of dirty inside our home, they cause various damage to your property, might pollute your food, spread infectious diseases, and many other issues. If you’re planning to spend some quality time outdoors, throw backyard party for your friends, armies of pests might attack and spoil the party a big time. Here are some clever, creative and rather simple to construct methods to repel them effectively.

Simple trick to exterminate ants

You’d be surprised to see such obvious results with such simple method created with the items you probably already have somewhere in the house. You are going to need sugar, jar or any dish, warm water and boric acid. The last one can be purchased at any drug store, in the case you lack it. Mix sugar with boric acid in a dish or jar and fill warm water almost to the top. Mix it well, so it becomes completely liquid. Further, use pieces of cotton cloth to soak it with mixed solution.

Cosmetic pads may come handy as well. Once the cotton pads are soak completely, place them on any lid or shallow dish and leave at the strategic place where you have spotted most of the invaders. Wait for few days. You’ll observe dozens of ants drinking this solution after the smell attracts them, then taking it back to their colony and spreading the boric acid over there that will kill all of them efficiently.

Sticky tapes against the flies

It’s hard to imagine lazy summer days without dozens of flies around annoying, making irritating noise and above all, threating your health when flying around and touching your food. Flypaper strips are a well-known idea, quite efficient and available in most stores. However, these sticky paper strips are plain and simple – creepy. They are creepy even before dozens of flies start dying stuck to them. But the mechanism is efficient and should be used. Here’s a modified, better solution.

Get a paper bag and cut it into few strips. Punch or cut out a hole at one end of each strip and pull the string or twine through it to hang it. Melt sugar or honey on the stove and mix it with hot water to get the sticky lining for the strips. Apply sticky solution on both sides of each strip. If you use designed colorful paper bag, homemade flypapers will look even more attractive.

Eggs work as a natural pest repellent

Use eggshells to fight pests in your backyard and get a chance to spent time outdoors without these invaders. Smash several eggshells and spill pieces over the grass. These pieces act like pieces of glass, cutting snails and snakes and lizard, preventing them from hanging around your garden. At first, you’ll have to get rid of dead snails and lizards, but later they’ll just learn to avoid your backyard.

Handy DIY trick for repelling pests

Scenes and sights of refreshed nature during springtime are breathtaking and inspire to pack necessary stuff and leave for a free, unleashed trip. Or at least to refresh and clean your backyard and spend the majority of your spare time outside. However, there’s a bug (literally) that might spoil your impression and a rare moment of carefreeness. Springtime is a time when dozens of different pests invade the picture. Aside from the fact that pests might ruin your pleasure, they might also crawl into your home through the weirdest cracks and entrances you’d never think of.
Mosquitos are capable of pushing your buttons till the point you give up spending time outdoor, and if you find pests disgusting, the chances are you won’t even try to reject them, you’ll run away. The fact is that you should use just a little bit of creativity and commonly available materials to create quite simple ways to defend yourself and the premises of your home. Read the brief rundown of creative do – it – yourself examples and try to apply them at home.

Repel pests directly off yourself

Instead of walking around, searching for them and applying various methods of extermination, protect yourself directly. There are different sorts of essential oils you can purchase easily and apply them onto your skin to reject mosquitos and other insects. The more creative way is to take the time to plat with this method. For example, use any of these essential oils and soak your jewelry into it, creating a bug-rejecting accessory that will protect you and function as a decorative detail.

Eggshells against slugs and snails

Slugs are disgusting to many people, and snakes frighten most people. Both can be effectively rejected and pushed away off your backyard by amazingly simple trick. After making eggs for breakfast, simply don’t throw away the eggshells. Scatter these pieces across places where slugs usually appear in your garden and this tough terrain you’ve created will keep them away successfully. The same works for snakes quite solid.

Mason jar full of fruit flies

Flies and fruit flies are annoying, potentially infectious and bring a certain level of dirt into your living space. Use a common mason jar, fill it with various juice or syrup or honey and place the paper cup at the top. The smell and essence of sugar will attract them successfully, and the paper cup will direct them straight into the jar. Once you catch too many of them, empty the jar and re-use it.

Outwit the whole colony of ants

Don’t even bother with killing one after another ant that shows inside your house; it’s a waste of time. Be clever, apply this simple trick and get rid of the whole colony. Dissolve sugar into any dish. Use a cosmetic pad and soak it with liquid sugar or juice. Place the soaked pad into another shallow dish and place the dish somewhere near the common spot where ants gather. Be patient for few days and watch ants “workers” taking pieces of sugar back to the “headquarters.” Follow them and smash the whole colony.