You probably already know you shouldn't be using commercial pest control. Not only are they sticky and smelling, they are loaded with harmful toxins.
But what can you do? Spending the summer months with bug bites or Priming in an electric fly swatter and begging your kids not to use it on each other aren't good options. (I can neither confirm nor deny that at one point I did own an electric fly swatter and that I also spent that summer begging the boys not to chase each other with it.)
At our home, we've been successfully using essential oils for pest control for almost two years.
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Personally, Patchouli has become my go-to oil for bug repellent. I use it both on my body and to keep bugs out of my general area. I have found it effective with mosquitoes, ants and flies. I like to mix it with Juniper and Lemongrass. (It actually smells good!) Make sure you are putting it in a glass container or PET plastic!
I've shared this DIY Bug Spray and this one, but below you will find a handy chart to help you make your own spray, depending on what type of pest you were dealing with. Here is to natural pest control!
Choosing an Essential Oil Company to Trust with Your Health is a Big Decision
I recommend Rocky Mountain Oils because I honestly believe they are the best oils for the money. They have strong ethics about oil production and grow their oils in their native environment. All of their oils are either organically certified, organically grown or wild crafted with no adulterating. (Most oils you buy at the local health food store are adulterated with propylene glycol or a similar substances. )
They offer free shipping, so it makes sense to order even if you just need one bottle!