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 allo... More »

You can use basic household items and equipment to make effective animal repellents that will keep cats and dogs from unwanted areas or activities. These repellents keep unwanted animals away without harming them. Avoid ... More »

Making homemade snake repellent takes under 10 minutes and requires protective gloves, a face mask, two buckets, powdered sulfur, mothballs, a zip-top freezer bag and cat litter. Mixing the crushed mothballs with cat lit... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

You can make a homemade cricket repellent by making a spray out of chili peppers, hot sauce, or garlic. These solutions have been known to repel and even kill crickets. More »

Grubs can be eliminated by allowing grass to become dormant and using a spray made with water, onion, cayenne pepper and garlic. The mixture can be sprayed on the lawn once a week using a garden sprayer. The entire proce... More »

A mixture of garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, water and liquid dish soap makes an effective garden insect spray. To make, liquefy one garlic clove and one small onion. Mix with 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, 1 quart ... More »

To use garlic as an insecticide, blend fresh bulbs with hot peppers and water, strain, dilute, and add to a spray bottle with vegetable oil. Apply to plants on mild days, once a week, to deter insects such as aphids, loo... More » Home & Garden Pest Control