By Nikki Willhite
www.allthingsfrugal.comHere are some formulas to try
control insects and pests
Here is a list of deterrents:
Lemon Dishwashing Detergent
Equal Parts Borax Detergent and Sugar (mix with water or use dry)
1/3 C Molasses or Honey
6 T Sugar
Mix together. Outside put the paste in a container near the
colony. Inside put the mixture on a piece of cardboard in the areas ants come
into the house.
Kill by spraying with rubbing alcohol. Spray with a
multi-purpose cleaner like 409.
Rub dryer sheets over your body to repel.
Mix the following ingredients and let sit 5 days. Then put in a spray
Use Bay leaves. Crumble them and spread them around.
Homemade Fly Paper
1/4 C Maple Syrup T Granulated Sugar 1 T Brown Sugar
Mix. Pour over strips of shopping bags or other paper and let soak
overnight. Poke a hole in the strip and hang,
Use Mint- soak cotton balls in mint extract and place around
house. Steel Wool- Stuff in holes leading to house.
Put Rubbing Alcohol on your skin (but not face).
Spray outside area 3 times a week (early morning or late night) with a
20 Gallon Hose Sprayer with this mixture:
1 Cup Lemon Scented Ammonia
Mix the following and spread around house:
1 Lb Borax
60 oz. powdered sugar
1 oz. cocoa powder
2 oz. salt
Spray with liquid detergent diluted in water.