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Insect Repellents

Carissa Sutter, 126


Vinegar Outdoor Repellent

Shallow Jar or Glass
Apple Cider Vinegar
Plastic Wrap

How to make:
Pour  some apple cider vinegar in a shallow jar or glass. Now cover it with plastic wrap and punch small holes on the top. Place jars outdoors where you need it to be an invisible barrier from unwanted pests.

vinegar repell


Vinegar Repellent Spray

Vinegar (white or apple)
Favorite essential oil scent

How to make:
Fill a bottle with half water and half vinegar, then splash about 15 drops of one of your favorite essential oils. You can mist this in an area you want to relax.


Powdered mixture for doorways and windowsills

Garlic Powder
Cinnamon Powder
Cayenne Pepper

How to make:
Blend the powders and sprinkle at borders that you don’t want insects to cross. This is not good for homes with pets, since it obviously will burn their wet noses and eyeballs.



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