1) Flies and Fruit Flies
To attract and capture flies, drop mango peels into a long bottle, and leave it open. Or place a little water, a couple tablespoons of cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap in an empty spice container.
Purchase a decorative fruit fly trap from your local housewares store. Most come with packets of a lure mixture to combine with water.
Plant basil, mint or lemongrass in small pots in the kitchen.
Hang decorative sachets of cloves, eucalyptus and clover blossoms around the house.
Sprinkle black pepper or ground cloves along the ant’s path, or spray ants directly with white vinegar (the scent will also prevent future ant problems).
Tip: Try either of these methods on earwigs, silverfish, cockroaches and centipedes, too.
3) Flour Moths
Store dry goods in covered containers, and add a bay leaf to each one.
Hang decorative sachets filled with dried mint, lavender, cloves, thyme or rosemary around your home.
Plant mint or lavender and leave citrus peels outside, and spray doorways with white vinegar mixed with chili pepper oil to deter spiders from entering.
Plant rose geraniums in the yard, or dip your pet’s collar in rose geranium oil to prevent ticks from coming inside.
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