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Animals In Print
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From 18 March 2003 Issue

Formulas to get rid of insects in your own home

ANTS

To keep ants out of a house or a garden: sprinkle ground cinnamon around base of house. (I get the bulk cheap stuff works great no ants in 7 yrs!) For your garden: sprinkle concentrated lemon juice round the whole garden, keeps ants & insects out of garden. Both are ok to use if you have pets or little kids around, safe for all to use & you can get the kids to do it for you without worry! Contributed by Bunnewuv@aol.com  

ANTS formula 2: ingredients:

Boric Acid

Sugar

Cotton Balls Mix Boric Acid and Sugar in a bowl. Then soak Cotton ball in Mixture and let dry. Place Cotton balls in path of Ants. Contributed by Michelle Potter

MOSQUITO/INSECT REPELLENT

Formula 1: Ingredients

aloe vera gel

essential oils of citronella

tea tree oil

lavender oil Stir all ingredients together

Mix becomes opaque. (make it as strong as you like)

contributed by Lucy

Formula 2: Ingredients

3 cups rubbing alcohol

1 1/2 cups red cedar wood shavings

1/2 cup eucalyptus leaves Mix ingredients together in a large bowl or jar. Cover and let stand 5 days. Strain the solid ingredients out and save the remaining liquid. Store tightly sealed. Yield: 2 cups. To use, pour into a small spray bottle and spray lightly on skin.

Formula 3: Ingredients

Four parts glycerin

4 parts alcohol

1 part eucalyptus oil Or make a solution of equal parts of isopropyl alcohol and methyl phthalate.

Garlic Juice

My grandson is allergic to any type of repellent with chemicals in it. So we use a mixture of Garlic juice and water. Use at least 1 part garlic juice to 5 parts water in a small personal size spray bottle. Works every time, works great in the woods, hubby forgot one day and had a terrible case of chiggers. We originally started to use this in our garden instead of poisons and decided to use it on ourselves since it worked so well. Contributed by Becky Holcomb, LHolc55865@aol.com  

Caution should be use with all chemicals and plants.

Please read warnings labels before using.

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