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Effective Natural Spider Spray Repellents to Get Rid of Spiders

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Homemade natural spider sprays are easy to make yourself and are effective at repelling spiders from your home. Spiders in the home may not damage your property, but seeing an 8-legged creature scurrying across the floor can cause fright and panic. Getting rid of spiders from the home is usually best done by keeping them out in the first place. However, if some spiders do find their way inside your home, spider sprays made using natural ingredients will kill spiders naturally and repel them.



How to Get Rid of Lizards: Effective Natural Ways that Really Work

How to Get Rid of Lizards Naturally

Most people want to know how to get rid of lizards when they see one scurrying away when they turn on the light. Even though lizards do a great job of eating lots of insects and bugs in your home, they are unwelcome guests that few people want. However, most lizards don’t do any harm and won’t bite you. They are generally small creatures and can get into homes through tiny cracks in walls, window frames, and through vent pipes.

The Best Bed Bug Sprays to Kill Bed Bugs Fast

The Best Bed Bug Sprays to Kill Bed Bugs Fast

Most people use a combination of bed bug sprays and bed bug powders to kill off bed bugs fast. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of and finding the right spray to eliminate bed bugs is not always easy. Many natural residual bed bug sprays contain natural ingredients that have a proven repellent and insecticidal action against these infesting bugs. Some feel that they have to resort to commercial bed bug sprays to completely get rid of an infestation of bed bugs.

Bed Bug Powder: How to Use It Effectively to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Powder: How to Use It Effectively to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bug powders are a very effective way to kill bed bugs and get rid of them from your home for good. Most bed bug powders contain diatomaceous earth (DE) which is non-toxic and generally safe to use around the home. Many people use natural powders for killing bed bugs because they last for a long time and can help deal with recurrent or persistent bed bug infestations.

How to Get Rid of Bed bugs: The Ultimate Bed Bug Treatment Guide

How to Get Rid of Bed bugs: The Ultimate Bed Bug Treatment Guide

Getting rid of bed bugs for good requires a rigorous effort using various bed bug treatment methods. Some of the best treatments for bed bugs involve using bed bug powders, natural pesticide sprays, and other control methods to rid your home of these critters. These natural bed bug treatments help to treat an infestation of these biting bugs without having to use harmful chemicals.

How to Get Rid of Termites Naturally: Effective Ways that Really Work

How to Get Rid of Termites Naturally

Getting rid of termites quickly is a must for homeowners who suspect that they have an infestation of these tiny creatures. Termites can quietly do extensive damage to wooden structures of homes and buildings and because of this they are termed “silent destroyers.” These little insects gorge on cellulose and can also eat through wooden furniture, books, and even drywall. However, it’s the threat of damage to the house structure that causes most people to look for effective termite control methods.

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

Food grade diatomaceous earth is a natural non-toxic method to kill bed bugs and prevent them from invading your home. Diatomaceous earth (DE) powder is a naturally forming substance that helps to get rid of bugs quickly and effectively. One of the benefits of using this white powder for killing bed bugs is that it won’t harm humans or pets. Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate from your home and you can use diatomaceous earth together with other bed bug extermination methods to get rid of the critters for good.

How to Keep Snakes Away: Effective Snake Repellents

How to Keep Snakes Away: Effective Snake Repellents

Depending on where you live in the world, you may need to use effective snake repellents to keep snakes away from your home. Many people have tried all different kinds of repellents to get rid of snakes with mixed results. Some methods to repel snakes contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans and the environment, while some snake control methods using natural ingredients don’t always give 100% protection against snakes.

Wolf Spider Bite: Effective Treatment Options and Identification

wolf spider bite

Most people have a strong aversion to spiders, but seeing a wolf spider scurrying along the floor can be especially frightening. Wolf spiders can grow to just over an inch and look like small tarantulas, and if they get up close, can give you a nasty bite. A wolf spider’s bite on a human can leave a swollen red bump on the skin that can be quite painful.

How to Naturally Get Rid of Drain Flies: Effective Ways that Really Work

How to Naturally Get Rid of Drain Flies: Effective Ways that Really Work

Drain flies are annoying flying pests that you might notice around your sink or shower drains. Drain flies are sometimes called moth flies, sewer flies, sink flies, or sewer gnats (Psychodidae) and they inhabit the dark, damp conditions in drains. You will most likely notice these tiny flies in kitchens and bathrooms where they feed on decaying organic matter in drains.

How to Get Rid of German Roaches: 6 Natural Ways That Really Work

How to Get Rid of German Roaches: 6 Natural Ways That Really Work

German roaches (Blattella germanica) are a small species of cockroach that are one of the most common types of roaches found in homes. German cockroaches (like most cockroaches) love to live and colonize warm, dark places. If you have an infestation of German roaches, you can often see them scurrying away when you turn on a light or open a cupboard door. Because cockroaches can spread germs and cause allergic reactions, it’s important to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Cockroach Bites: Facts, Prevention and Simple Treatment Options

Cockroach Bites: Facts, Prevention and Simple Treatment Options

Cockroaches are omnivores that love to feed on anything. Unfortunately, cockroaches are also known to bite humans, and cockroach bites can leave you with a nasty, red swollen lump on your skin. Cockroaches carry around bacteria and germs and if one bites you, you could also develop an allergic reaction or skin infection.

Waterbug: What it is and How to Effectively Get Rid of it

waterbug vs cockroach

Waterbugs or water bugs are often called roaches, however, true waterbugs are from a different order of insects called Nepomorpha. Even though there is a difference between cockroaches and waterbugs, no one likes to see either insect scurrying across the floor. Some common types of waterbugs are the giant water bug, back swimmer, water scorpion, and water boatman. Some species of waterbug can even grow up to 4 inches (10cm) in length.

How to Grow Garlic: a Step by Step Guide (and Why You Should Eat More Garlic)

How to Grow Garlic Step by Step Guide

Growing your own garlic at home is healthier and cheaper than buying garlic from the supermarket. Garlic is very easy to grow yourself and it thrives outdoors or indoors with plenty of sun and a little care and attention. Planting and growing garlic can give you an endless supply of this health-boosting plant to use in cooking and home remedies.

Palmetto Bug: What it is and How to Get Rid of it Quickly

Palmetto Bug: What it is and How to Get Rid of It Quickly

The large American cockroach is commonly referred to as the “palmetto bug.” It can be a terrifying experience to see a large roach walking across your kitchen floor or crawling out of a cupboard when you open the door. The first reaction may be to kill the palmetto bug quickly. However, if you have a palmetto bug infestation in your home, you should look at some natural, safe methods to get rid of the roaches quickly.

The Most Effective Ways to Kill Ants Using Natural Ingredients

The Most Effective Ways to Kill Ants Using Natural Ingredients

Ants rarely come into your house in ones and twos, but they can infest your home in their hundreds. Getting rid of ants with natural, homemade insecticides is fairly easy and effective. In fact, killing off ants with natural ingredients not only works quickly, but it helps to look after the environment and keep your family members and pets safe.

The Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Gnat Infestation Quickly

The Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Gnat Infestation Quickly

Gnats around the home can become a real nuisance and getting rid of them can be tricky. One or two of these tiny flying creatures can turn into a large infestation of gnats if they start breeding. Gnats and fruit flies are attracted to rotten fruit in garbage bins and because of this, you will often find gnats flying around your kitchen. Gnats love to live in damp places like drains, and there is even a fungus gnat that can destroy the roots of your houseplants.

The Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally

10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally

If you notice that you have small itchy spots, red rashes or blisters when you wake up, it could be a sign that you have bed bugs. These tiny little pests can infest the seams of your mattress, bed frames, box springs, and headboards. It can be a challenge to get rid of bed bugs because they are hard to detect and they multiply rapidly. Bed bugs should be destroyed as quickly as possible because they can infest other areas of your home and cause a major problem.

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to Kill Fleas

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) For Fleas

If your dog or cat has been scratching lately and you think they may have fleas, you can use diatomaceous earth (DE) as a natural, safe insecticide to get rid of fleas. Fleas are so tiny that they are very difficult to catch and destroy. Many chemical treatments for flea removal from the home can be harmful to your pet, your family members and the environment. The benefit of food grade diatomaceous earth is that it is safe to use around the home and is an effective home treatment for killing fleas. Diatomaceous earth powder kills fleas by causing them to dehydrate when the abrasive powder gets onto their outer shell (exoskeleton).

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants Fast Naturally

How to get rid of sugar ants

Sugar ants are tiny black or brown ants that love to feed on sugar and sweet food. There is a species of ant called the banded sugar ant (Camponotus consobrinus); however, many people refer to Pharaoh ants, Pavement ants, and Little black ants as sugar ants. These small insects love to invade homes where they search out sweet foods, bread, and other fatty items. Sugar ants usually get into homes through window openings, cracks under doors, and seams between baseboards. They live in dark and damp places, especially under kitchen cabinets and sink units.

How to Get Rid of Flying Ants Quickly and Naturally

How to Get Rid of Flying Ants Quickly and Naturally

Flying ants in your home can become a real nuisance because they can get into your cupboards, food, and even give you a nasty sting! It’s fairly easy and cheap to get rid of winged ants if you notice one or two flying around your house during summertime.

How to Get Rid of Frogs – The Best Natural Ways

How to Get Rid of Frogs - The Best Natural Ways

Where I grew up, I used to have quite a lot of frogs and toads visiting my garden (and often my home). They were not poisonous frogs and never bothered me. I actually quite liked them and they were not a problem for me. But some people find frogs problematic if there are too many of them. They become too noisy, or some people just don’t like them. So in this article I am going to explain how to get rid of frogs and how to use frog repellents to keep frogs away.

How to Get Rid Of Aphids: Top 10 Super Clever Natural Ways

How to Get Rid Of Aphids: The Best Super Clever Natural Ways

Aphids are a common pest on many plants. These pesky pear-shaped insects feed from the sap of plants, and large numbers can cause huge damage to plants. In this article I am going to share with you all the information on how to get rid of aphids and how to identify them. This article also includes a special section on how to get rid of aphids from your roses.

The Best Uses For Epsom Salt In Your Garden

The Best Uses For Epsom Salt In Your Garden

Epsom salts are not actually a salt. They are a pure mineral compound made up of magnesium and sulfate. They were named after a saline spring called Epsom in Surrey, England, where they were first discovered. Most people use Epsom salt in detox baths for flushing out toxins, improving nutrient absorption and relief from pain. But did you know that you can use Epsom salt in your garden?

The Best 14 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

The Best 14 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

In some countries, mosquitoes are just annoying insects that bother people trying to enjoy a barbecue in the evening, but in other countries, they pose a serious health threat to the lives of millions. Obviously, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid getting bitten in the first place and you can do this is by using a natural mosquito repellent or by growing plants that repel mosquitoes.

How to Get Rid of Wasps Naturally

How to Get Rid of Wasps Naturally

Wasps can do more than just ruin your picnic. Some people are allergic to their venom and just one sting can be deadly. Because of this, it might be necessary to get rid of wasps and destroy nests found around your home.

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The Most Ingenious Uses for Castile Soap

The Most Ingenious Uses for Castile Soap

Castile soap (often called pure Castile soap) is soap that is made purely from vegetable oil, water and lye, a cleansing agent known as sodium hydroxide. Castile soap does not contain animal fats or synthetic detergents so it is a great option for vegans or those interested in using more plant-based options in their daily life!

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The 10 Best Plants to Have in Your Bedroom to Help You Sleep Better

The 10 Best Plants to Have in Your Bedroom

People who have trouble sleeping from time to time will be glad to know that there are many plants out there that can not only detoxify the air in your bedroom, but can actually help to lull you to sleep at night.