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Ants

  • Pour a line of:
    • Cream of tartar
    • Red chili powder
    • Paprika
    • Dried peppermint
  • Wash surfaces with equal parts vinegar & water or any type of citrus cleanser
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Cockroaches

  • Whole bay leaves placed around infested rooms
  • Gentrol
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Fleas

  • Feed animal flax seed oil, B complex vitamins, brewer’s yeast, and garlic
  • Place herbs where animal sleeps:
    • Fennel
    • Rue
    • Pennyroyal
    • Rosemary
    • Eucalyptus seeds
  • Spritz animal with citrus rinse or Avon skin so soft
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Mosquitoes

  • Ingest brewer’s yeast daily
  • Oil of citronella or pennyroyal mint diluted with vodka or vegetable oil dabbed on skin
  • Fresh basil plants around the house
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Moths

  • Cedar chips around clothes
  • Sachets of dried lavender or
  • Dried rosemary and mint
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Spiders

  • Leave them alone! 
  • They get rid of pests, as do praying mantises, lady bugs, and snakes. These are our pest control allies!
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Flies

  • Hang clusters of cloves in a room
  • Leave an orange skin out
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Aphids

  • Plant chive