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Natural – Chemical Free Pest Control

Did you know that you don’t have to use harmful chemicals to keep pests at bay?  I know with two children in the home I don’t want anything lying around that could cause them harm.  But just leaving the containers within reach isn’t the only concern. Many chemical pest control options are harmful if touched or inhaled.  So, why not try something that doesn’t have side effects?

Chemical Free Pest Control Solutions from WholesomeMommy.com

Here’s some ways that you can keep pests at bay without risking your family’s health:

:: Ants

To kill an ant hill here are two options:

Option #1: Make a nice hole in the ant hill using a stick. Pour a cup of baking soda into the ant hill and then follow with vinegar.  Repeat this in the same location for 3 days.

Option #2: Pour BOILING hot water down the ant hill. Your best bet is to pour the water slowly so it fills all the little canals. Also, do this in the morning hours {around 10 am – 12 pm} when it isn’t too cold or too hot so the ants will be near the top of the ant hill.  Repeat for 3 days. By then you should see no more ants.

To keep ants out of your home:

Fill a 4 oz bottle with water and 10 drops cinnamon essential oil and 5 drops clove essential oil. Spray around doors and windows and where you see ants coming in. You can also spray directly on ants and ant trails.  {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.  You can order spray bottles here cheaply. {This works and smells AWESOME too} :)

:: Fleas

To repel fleas from pets, fill a 4 oz bottle with water and 10 drops of Young Living’s purification essential oil + 5 drops of Young Living’s peppermint essential oils.  Spray directly on the pet before going out each day but avoid contact with eyes and inside of ears. {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.  You can order spray bottles here cheaply.

:: Garden Pests {Aphids and Caterpillars}

To keep pests out of your garden naturally fill an 8 oz bottle with water , 1/2 tsp of natural dish liquid soap like this one, and 15 drops of Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.   You can order spray bottles here cheaply.

:: Gnats

To keep pesky gnats away you can do one of two things:

Option #1: If you own a diffuser such as the one that comes with the Young Living premium starter kit, you can take it out doors where you are at and diffuse Young Living  patchouli essential oil.  Just fill up your diffuser and place in 5 to 6 drops of patchouli essential oil. {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.

Option #2: To repel gnats, fill a 4 oz bottle with water and 10 drops of Young Living’s patchouli essential oil.  Spray directly on your skin and/or clothingto keep gnats away.  {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.   You can order spray bottles here cheaply.

:: Mosquitoes

Read my post here for ideas on keeping the mosquitoes off!

:: Mice

You can use the same mixture as listed under Garden pests OR Put 1 to 2 drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place cotton balls around the places where mice are getting in. {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.

:: Moths

Place cotton balls with 2 drops of Young Living’s lavender or cedarwood essential oils  in containers of stored clothes and around food in the pantry to keep moths out. {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.

:: Spiders

Use the same spray as the garden spray for caterpillars and aphids {above} around your doors and windows to keep spiders out! {See my post here for ordering essential oils}.

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Do you have other ideas for natural {chemical free} pest control?  Share your ideas in the comments below!

If you are interested in learning more about oils and natural remedies go check out my posts under “Wholesome Wellness.”

If you are interested in purchasing oils for your own family, please go read my post here.

I am not a doctor, I am a mom who has taken control of my family’s wellness and has made it my JOB to educate myself in natural and holistic methods of wellness.  This information is meant to inform you but in no way be a way to diagnose, treat, or cure sickness as a medical professional.  Use your own instinct and seek medical attention in an emergency.

 

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Comments

  1. What about roaches?

  2. georgena says:

    For white flies, aphids and most beetles use Garlic oil spray:mince 3 -4 cloves of garlic and soak overnight in 1 tablespoon of vegetable or mineral oil. Strain and add 1 pint of water and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap(not detergent), store in jar. Use 2 tablespoons to 1 pint of water and mix well and spray plants on an overcast day- not sunny.

  3. georgena says:

    For Fungal spores use: Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap in 2 quarts of water, mix well. and spray on plants. Or use a milk spray: 1 cup milk and 2-3 cups of water, mix well and spray on plants

  4. georgena says:

    To repell slugs, snails and ants in your garden mix used coffee grounds and crushed eggshells spread around base of plants.

  5. Would Peppermint castille soap work for the natural dish liquid soap? I didn’t see a link to the one you use. Thanks!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Yes Jessi! Seventh Generation and Method also have good ones. But, castille soap would work fine too.
      Denise
      Wholesome Mommy

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