Summer Pests - How to get rid of them

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am
Dawn Scothern / newsletters

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Warm weather brings on pesky mosquitoes and most of us can agree that these biting bugs are no fun to be around. And for some of us, it can be daunting to sit outside and be attacked repeatedly by these blood-sucking creatures.

The good news is that there is a new way to fend of these feisty critters and keep them away for good. With a few simple supplies, you can make your own tool to keep the mosquitoes away.

All you will need is the following simple household items…

-A plastic two-liter empty soda bottle

-A serrated knife

-Measuring cups and spoons

-1/4 of brown sugar

-1/4 teaspoon of yeast

-1 cup of warm water

First things first. Take your serrated knife and starting out from the lip end of the bottle, measure out a third of the way down and cut so the top part is completely off.

Next, you will add three ingredients to the bottle. Using your measuring cups and spoons, you will add a quarter cup of brown sugar, one full cup of warm water, a quarter teaspoon of yeast. This combination of ingredients is irresistible to mosquitoes and it makes for an easy way to attract them in order to trap them.

When the mosquitoes start swarming the mixture, you’ll take the part of the bottle that you cut off and making sure the cap is off, you will slide it into the part of the bottle that now holds the concoction. It should slide in easily and fit securely. The mixture will attract the mosquitoes and lead them into the bottle, but they won’t be able to escape because the exit way is too small.


The great thing about this trick is that you can place the finished product anywhere. So, if you spend a lot of summer evenings on your back patio where the bugs tend to spend time, you can simply place one of these traps on your table or conceal it behind another piece of furniture. It’s a simple solution to your mosquito problem and it may make those summer evenings a heck of a lot more bearable.


Easy 2-Ingredients Solution To Get Rid Of Fleas, Roaches, Ants, And Pests

Are you tired of trying to fend off fleas, ants, cockroaches, and any other pesky insects that come into the home this time of year? Have you tried pretty much everything and anything to ensure that the house doesn’t get infested by these little critters? If you’ve answered “yes” to even one of the questions above, I suggest you continue reading below.

Bugs and insects are definitely inevitable this time of year. They are quite literally found everywhere—you think there’s no escaping them! We then turn to chemical based repellents to help rid the home, garden, or whatever other space, of these buggers. But the video below shows you a DIY way you can get rid of fleas and cockroaches, without breaking the bank, or using too many toxic, chemical-based repellents.

The man in the video suggests you use Borax and honey for a simple DIY solution to get rid of the insects. You really just need the two ingredients and a small cover to add the 1 items to, in order to attract the critters to a given space. This little trap will attract the ants/insects and once they start eating this mixture, it will kill them.

The Borax destroys the stomach lining of the insects and pretty much interrupts their digestion—this is what ensures that they don’t last too long.

Watch the tutorial below to know how to make this Borax and honey solution to permanently get rid of fleas, ants, and cockroaches. If you found this at al useful, please like and share this video with family and friends and help them have an insect-free summer as well!