Stop Those Bugs! 4 DIY Bug Sprays

Stop Those Bugs! 4 DIY Bug Sprays

Abby Stone
Jul 19, 2010

Ah, summer! Beaches, picnics, barbeques...and bugs. Along with the pleasures of summer comes the pain of being devoured by mosquitoes and other insects that bite. Here are some sprays that'll keep them away!

  • Chili Bug Spray: Blend forty fresh chili peppers in two gallons of water. Add one teaspoon of pure soap flakes to the blended chili mixture. Apply as required, undiluted.
  • Elder Flower Bug Spray: Boil up one pound of leaves with two gallons of water. Strain it, then dilute it, then spray it.
  • Molasses Bug Spray: A spray of molasses can be made by mixing a bit of molasses in a spray bottle of water and then adding soap.
  • Rhubarb Bug Spray: Soak one pound of rhubarb leaves in one-half gallon of water for thirty minutes, then add one tablespoon of pure soap flakes. To use, dilute it 1:1.

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