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DIY Backyard Wasp Solutions

How to make a wasp, hornet or yellow jacket trap from a 2 liter bottle. To keep the bees from getting in here (and keep them doing their good job!) just add apple cider vinegar. Bees don't like the sour, but wasps do.

from I Can Teach My Child!

Homemade Natural Mosquito Spray

Homemade Natural Mosquito Spray. Here’s what you’ll need: essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are must-haves) I also like lavender & peppermint, & you could use tea tree oil or geranium oil for tick protection), 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel (available in grocery stores & pharmacies), a spray bottle, a jar for mixing, and a funnel.

from PureWow

7 Ways Not to Get Mosquito Bites

Light a fire Yes, those summertime fire pits are great for ambiance, but they can also keep pests away--just add a bit of smoking sage to the pit and…see ya, mosquitoes. Read more: 7 Ways Not to Get Mosquito Bites | PureWow National Sign Up For PureWow's Daily Email