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A great tip for keeping flies at bay, cut a lemon in half and add cloves to it. Set out in bowls about 30 min before food will be going on the table. The smell with leave your party pest free (at least the little kinds).


Into a spray bottle mix: 2 oz. Dawn Dishwashing liquid 4 oz. Lemon Juice 8 oz. White Vinegar 10 oz. Water spray on oven racks, leave overnight, wipe off next day

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Homemade Mosquito trap...a lot of other pinners complained that when they tried this it didn't work...even with fresh yeast or with dark paper around it or in warm dark corner of the yard. I don't think we'll lose much by trying, but not getting my hopes up.


Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. Cut off the ends so they sit flat.

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Will have to try this. HOMEMADE MOSQUITO/ANT/FLEA REPELLENT Ingredients: 1/2 litre of alcohol 100 gram of whole cloves 100 ml of baby oil or similar (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc) Preparation: Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days Stir every morning and evening After 4 days add the oil It's now ready to use. Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs. Observe the mosquitoes fleeing the room. Repels fleas on pets too.

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When entertaining outdoors, keep wasps and bees away this summer by putting about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. @ its-a-green-life


Have a mosquito problem??? At your next outdoor gathering try this SAFE and EFFECTIVE method of keeping mosquitoes at bay! Simply slice a lime in half and press in a good amount of cloves for an ALL NATURAL mosquito repellent… Make sure to SHARE THIS with your friends!


"Bug Off" in a Mason Jar! Add floating candles, citronella oil, mint, lemon, lime, & rosemary to keep the bugs away.

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How to keep pesky flies away from your BBQ

steps to keeps fly away from food outside. -this works, we have used these for years! KimE