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.