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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