Thursday, October 8, 2009

How can you get rid of some Garden and Household Pests?

Whether we are innkeepers or just homeowners, we all have pests that either invade our gardens or house.  Here are some suggestions to help you rid yourself of the following unwanted guests.

Stop Deer From Eating Your Plants
The best sprays to discourage deer are made from homemade egg solutions.  Here is one recipe:  in a blender place 1 egg (with shell) in 1 quart warm water, plus 1 tablespoon cayenne (or 1 teaspoon hot pepper oil), 1/4 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon cooking oil.  Blend then strained the solution, and sprayed on plants.  Repeat spraying when new growth appears or when rain washes the solution off.  To buy a commercial product try Deer-Away.

Squirrels Away
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper.
The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
Goodbye To Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar
and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the
cup and gone forever!
Getting Rid Of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't
digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works
and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.   It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Lynda & Howard Lerner
Inn Caring

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