My Essential Oil company has an insect repellant blend that I have written about in this blog. It is a wonderful repellant that works great on all plants and flowers. ( besides working great on humans and animals! ) We also came up with a guide for pest control using other pure Essential Oils. All you have to do is mix 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with a half teaspoon of natural soap and 12 drops of one of the following oils to keep pests away. Here is the list: ANTS- Peppermint ( add a line to window and door seals too! ) APHIDS – Peppermint, Sandalwood or White Fir, BEETLES- Peppermint or Thyme, CATERPILLERS- Peppermint , CHIGGERS- Lavender, Lemongrass or Thyme, CUTWORM- Thyme, FLEAS- Lavender, Lemongrass or Peppermint, FLIES- Basil, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint or Rosemary, GNATS- Patchouli, MOSQUITOS- Lavender or Lemongrass, MOTHS- Lavender or Peppermint, PLANT LICE- Peppermint, ROACHES- Eucalyptus, SLUGS- White Fir, SNAILS- Patchouli or White Fir, SPIDERS- Peppermint, TICKS- Lavender, Lemongrass or Thyme, WEEVILS- Patchouli or Sandalwood. When you mix the oils with the water and soap, make sure you shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water. You only need to spray the mixture sparingly because a little goes a long way…Essential Oils are very powerful. You may need to reapply the mixture every few days to start. So there you have it… a natural way to get rid of the unwanted critters in your yard and garden! : )
Have a great day! Jana
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