I think you all know that I LOVE warm weather! Cold weather is always a bit of a struggle for me and I will go so far as to say that I am a big baby about it. So I am so glad when the temps start rising!
One downfall that I think we can all agree on with warmer weather is bugs! The warmer is gets, the worse it gets. Since I dislike using chemicals I try to rely upon natural methods for bug repellent. You can certainly buy them in the store, but I find them to be quite expensive, and since I can often make them for less, that is the route I prefer.
Personally I find this the way to go especially when you have small kids. I have never liked exposing my kids to more chemicals or medications than I have to.
Let’s talk about how to get rid of pests naturally:
HGTV shows how to use these adorable herb bundles! Of course they found a cute way to repel bugs!
For the kids these bye-bye bugs bracelets by One Crazy House are perfect!
I love this idea for a roll on bug repellent by Happiness is Homemade! Much easier to contain that a spray!
If a bug spray works best for you, One Essential Community has a great recipe for you!
The Seasoned Homemaker uses a garlic & pepper tea to control pests.
If ticks are a problem, Primally Inspired has an answer for you! This is great since ticks can carry diseases!
With all of those ideas I hope you find something to help you win the bug battle this season!
After all if you win the battle, you can concentrate fully on the sunshine!