two moms make your own DEET free bug repellent safe for baby
DIY Citronella grass for your yard Citronella grass is a "clumping" grass that grows between 5 and 6 feet tall, so it makes a great border for any property line or works well as an accent in gardens. And since it's the stuff that store-bought citronella candles are mimicked after (careful, though, because those often don't have any actual citronella in them, but instead are citronella "scented"), why not go with the real deal?
Fleas and ticks are a common summertime irritant to both pets and people, and they can also transmit dangerous diseases. In addition to regular flea and tick prevention for your pets, there are several safe and effective remedies you can use to create natural flea and tick repellents for your yard.
Vole damage and how to get rid of them: Too many times, my beloved moles are getting blamed for what is actually a VOLE. If you use products designed for moles you will be OUT of luck-moles are carnivores and voles are vegetarians, plus you would use a different kind of trap. This site is dedicated to VOLES-as for the moles, if do have those, you can try my shovel method-too fun!
Choose plants for your yard that repel ticks and fleas. Pennyroyal is a member of the mint family and repels fleas. Rose geranium plants will deter ticks from entering your yard. Mint plants placed in your garden and around favorite areas for children and pets to play will help keep ticks and fleas away.
Walkers Low catnip...Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil. Cascading Geranium, another bug repelling plant, will cascade over its pot and add a delicate floral scent to your potagerie