The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150645   Message #3511777
Posted By: GUEST,Dani
05-May-13 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
I'd second the 'eliminate clutter' so you can see and clean everywhere, and not feel haunted.

I had a kitchen ant invasion this week and remembered they won't cross over cinnamon, so I did my semi-annual cinnamon dump; just a thin, even line along windowsills and the counters everywhere they might travel towards food. I scrape it into the corners with a dough scraper. You can see them get confused, and then turn back ; )

BIg jar's cheap at Costco. It's worth a shot to see if spiders hate it, too. Nice side-effect is the aromatherapy. If it works, you can figure out how to blow some up in the corners.