There is a very underrated pest killer that will take care of indoor pests like ants, flies, moths and silverfish, as well as outdoor pests like aphids and mosquitoes. Do you know what it is? It's also safe for you, your children, your pets and for use on food and plants…and did we mention it cleans as you use it?
The only downside to using this is that is can only be used on bugs that you can see. So while it may kill the ants on your countertop, it won't do anything to prevent more from coming in.
What you'll need:
- A spray bottle
- Liquid Dish Soap – such as Miessence Biodegradable Dishwashing Concentrate, top-rated by goodguide.com which was featured earlier this week on Re-Nest
Simply mix water with dish soap and spray insects as you see them. About 2 tablespoons of soap with about 750 mls of water should work, but feel free to alter as you like. Spray offenders leaving them for a few minutes then wipe or rinse away. You can keep this around ready to go as long as you like.
Dish soaps have a few chemical ingredients such as solvents to help them do their jobs. The solvents in the soap are surprisingly effective. We've used it to successfully eliminate an aphid infestation on some lettuce plants without any damage to the lettuce - which after a very good rinsing was still delicious!