Saturday, September 15, 2012

Natural Bug Removal

natural bug removal
Living in Arizona, pests are a part of everyday life with particular worries about spider bites and scorpions. An exterminator visit can be both pricey and leave your home full of obnoxious chemical smell. We fight back and save money with natural bug removal as part of our green living
Diatomaceous Earth

100% Natural, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth product can be dusted around the outside of your house, in cement cracks, gardens and behind major appliances. Diatomaceous Earth will detour pests such as spiders, scorpions, roaches and crickets from entering your house.

Homemade Spray Deterrent

Because Diatomaceous Earth is dangerous to inhale, it cannot be put down around furniture and beds. A homemade natural bug deterrent can be made of water, lavender oil and vinegar. Shake the solution up in a spray bottle and squirt it on the baseboards and around sleeping areas.

Natural Mosquito Repellent

If you are having trouble with mosquito's on the back porch, there is a money saving Amish remedy you may want to try. Take an empty 2 liter bottle and add one banana peal, one cup of vinegar and one cup of sugar. Mix up the concoction and hang it outside on the porch. It won't be long and it will begin to act as a natural bug trap.

Natural Bug Repellent

If all else fails, Burt's Bees makes an affordable natural Herbal Insect Repellent that can be worn.

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How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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