5 Natural Ways to Rid Your Home of Pests

These natural chemical free tips can help you get rid of common house hold pests.

Flies - Break out the basil! These irksome pests hate the smell of basil. Place pots of basil near windows and doorways. Don't have room for a potted plant? Take dried basil and rub it occasionally to keep the scent fresh.

Mosquitos- While Mosquito season is pretty much over keep these tips in mind to get rid of any pesky skeeters still hanging around. Catnip or it's oil is good for protecting your skin from those bites!

Spiders- Citrus is the spiders enemy. Take a spray bottle and mix it with water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice. Spray it on doorways or windowsills. In your garden try spreading around lemon or orange peels.

Ants - Make a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to wipe down your counter tops and other surfaces. This helps destroy the scent trail ants use to navigate.

Wasps- Wasps are very territorial. The best way to ward them off is by building your own fake nest. Its the equivalent of a scarecrow for wasps.

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