Pest control - mosquitoes, fleas

Fri 10 Apr, 2020 06:40 am
Due to an exceeding mild winter, my yard is rife with bugs. I live next door to the water facility that supplies neighborhood water. I don't want to spray poison. I have a pretty big yard by urban standards. Personal stories welcome.
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Fri 10 Apr, 2020 07:28 am
Lemon basil

To treat:
Eucalyptus oil for spiders
Borax with sugar sprinkle (1 to 3 mixture)
Neem oil with veg or coconut oil , water, dish soap spray
Fri 10 Apr, 2020 07:35 am
Thanks. I have way too many spiders it often seems, but I don't want to kill any more than I have to. I will try the other ingredients.
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Fri 10 Apr, 2020 08:06 am
I have a big dog and don't want him to be affected by what I use.
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Tai Chi
Sat 11 Apr, 2020 05:46 am
We sprinkle diatomaceous earth around porches etc for ants.

"Diatomaceous earth is not poisonous; it does not have to be eaten in order to be effective. Diatomaceous earth causes insects to dry out and die by absorbing the oils and fats from the cuticle of the insect's exoskeleton. Its sharp edges are abrasive, speeding up the process."

Sat 11 Apr, 2020 07:40 am
@Tai Chi,
I use diatomaceous earth for quite a few things.
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