Prepare homemade bug killer for the garden with garlic, onion, ground cayenne pepper and dish soap in a water base. For use on people, a mixture of water and dish soap or mild detergent helps to keep bugs at bay. Use bug killers and repellents regularly to keep the bugs away.Continue Reading
Bugs can be huge pests, both to people and to garden plants. Homemade bug killers use less toxic ingredients than commercial preparations.
To kill the weed and its roots, mix a tablespoon of gin, a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar, a teaspoon of dish soap and a quart of water, then apply it to the weeds. To preserve the roots, mix one part distilled white vinegar to four parts concentrated lemon juice.Full Answer >
You can repel dogs and other pets from off-limits areas of your home and garden by making repellents from citrus, vinegar, ammonia or cayenne pepper. Each of these substances is completely pet-safe, repelling the pet through unpleasant odors.Full Answer >
A solution of dish soap and water makes an excellent moss killer. Just take 4 ounces of organic dish soap, add it to a gallon of water, mix them up (but not too vigorously, it shouldn't get foamy) and use a sprayer to apply the mixture to the offending moss.Full Answer >
To make a homemade cat repellent, chop and mix one small onion with two cloves of garlic and 2 cups of hot water, strain and put the liquid in a spray bottle. Liberally spray the mixture around the desired area, and allow it to dry completely before allowing pets or children access to the area.Full Answer >