10 Ways to Rid Pests Around Your Home

Denise Goding

With summer here, pest seem to come out in droves. If you have pets or children, you don’t always want to use chemical products to ward off the uninvited guests.  This article shares useful remedies with household products you may already have in your home. (Minus the owl)

No. 1: Block flies with basil

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Flies hate the smell of basil. To discourage them, place pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. Don’t have enough sun for potted basil? Put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong.

No. 2: Scare off spiders with citrus


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Spiders are not fond of citrus. In a spray bottle, mix water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice. Wipe your countertops with the mixture or spray down doorways and windowsills. You can deter spiders in your garden by spreading around…

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