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"Natural Bug Repellent"~GREEN Inspirations~April 30, 2011

No matter how clean you keep your home, insects such as spiders, ants, flies etc can find their way in...The most natural way to repel these invaders is with natural products such as herbs/spices (yes, the kind you cook with)...We all know that Bay Leaves will rid your pantry/kitchen of several types of "bugs" so place fresh, whole leaves in kitchen drawers, flour/sugar containers or on shelves in your pantry...Several other herbs/spices that work well are Cloves, Mint Leaves (crushed) or Cinnamon...This natural method of repelling "bugs" has been around for a long time and it's much safer to use around food/pets/people...Hint: If you don't want to spread the Mint Leaves or Cinnamon in the drawers/on shelves, use Mint or Cinnamon "flavored" tea bags instead.

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Comment by Janet Visloski Strang on April 30, 2011 at 2:22pm

Thank you for your kind words, Marilyn...We are all trying to save money these days and using natural products like herbs, spices, vinegar, baking soda, etc to clean our homes or repel bugs prevents unwanted chemicals in our home...Thanks for reading GREEN Inspirations!

Comment by Marilyn A. Magallanes on April 30, 2011 at 10:26am
Thank you for taking time to share these great tips with us Janet.!

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