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Hot weather is soon approaching, and that means that annoying and potentiality harmful inspects are ready to start making their appearance.  Whether you are against the use of insecticide or want to prepare if disaster strikes and you’re unable to get store-bought insect repellent, it is never a waste of time to learn about natures way to repel insects.

This article by Bernie Carr of  gives a great introduction to five, natural ways to repel invasive insects.    Some of these methods are quite inventive:

Use one or a combination of dried herbs and place in a sachet or tea filter bag.  If  you want a low-tech DIY version, snip the bottom or an old nylon pantyhose.  and fill with herbs.  You can also use a coffee filter.  Seal with a piece of twine or paracord.

5 Natural Insect Repellents – Apartment Prepper

Also, this article gives you advice on an organic way to control fleas on your dog or cat. recommends apple cider vinegar and water as a good natural remedy to deter fleas on dogs or cats.  Mix one -half apple cider vinegar and one-half water in a spray bottle.  Add a few drops lavender or cedar essential oil to the mixture.  Spray on your pet’s coat, but avoid their eyes, nose, and ears. 5 Natural Insect Repellents – Apartment Prepper

To find the other three methods of organic pest control and deterrence read more at