Protecting your home naturally

Pests, Be Gone! 10 Ways to Make Your Home Critter-Free

Jennifer Noonan | Zillow Blog | June 19, 2013 | link

No need to use chemicals — instead, use these herbal, fruity or soap-laden solutions for problems with pests like ants, mice and mosquitoes.

No. 1: Block flies with basil

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Flies hate the smell of basil. To discourage them, place pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. Don’t have enough sun for potted basil? Put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong.

No. 2: Scare off spiders with citrus

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Spiders are not fond of citrus. In a spray bottle, mix water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice. Wipe your countertops with the mixture or spray down doorways and windowsills. You can deter spiders in your garden by spreading around lemon, orange or lime peels. Read more…

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