Just say no to toxic chemicals and yes to natural pest control with essential oils. This handy graphic will show you which oils to use for which pests.
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.
When it comes to Natural Pest Control with Essential Oils, everyone has their favorite oils.
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!
The Quality of The Essential Oils You Use Matters!
After looking closely at the quality, purity, and ethics of so many companies, I've fallen in love with both the company and their oils. They have a large line of organic oils and are serious about safety. Every single batch is tested to ensure purity!
Read my full Plant Therapy Review for why they are my go-to company.
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!