Essential oils are a natural ingredient that can easily be used to repel pests, such as mice and insects. While we find their scents pleasant, the pests do not! They also have wonderful cleansing properties, so you can repel while making your home clean and smelling fresh.
- 5 Drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 Drops spearmint
- 5 Drops lemon essential oil
- ½–1 Cup distilled water
Place the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake until well mixed. Spray on counter tops, walls, inside of cabinets or any other place that you see them.
(Tip: If you don't like plastic bottles, use a glass one.)
Remember, while essential oils are natural and humane, you should always do your research to make sure they will work for your situation. Always test a small location before to make sure they do not cause any discoloration or damage.
Plants vs Deer!We have created a list of plants that you can include in your garden that will not only keep the deer away, but some repel mosquitoes too!
Spiders, Bats, and Bees... OH MY!Let’s talk environment for a minute, particularly the benefits of bats, bees and spiders to our ecosystem.
Caution … It’s Tick Season!It is that time of year again, Summer is here and that means tick season too. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases that can severely harm you, your family and your beloved pets. Knowing how to properly remove ticks and being aware of the signs and symptoms of infection can help prevent life threatening illnesses.
Repel Pests with the Help of Essential OilsEssential oils are a natural ingredient that can easily be used to repel pests, such as mice and insects. While we find their scents pleasant, the pests do not!
Luck of the MonarchWhether big or small, your outdoor spaces can be a delight for you and the butterflies. Bring out the “welcome mat” by growing flowers that attract these beauties with their nectars.