Vinegar. Wash counter tops, kitchen cabinets, and floor with equal parts vinegar and water to deter ant infestations.
Flour and Borax. Mix a cup flour and 2 cups borax in a quart jar. Punch holes in the jar lid and sprinkle the contents in the kitchen foundation. Keep borax out of the reach of children and pets.
Bone meal or powdered charcoal or lemon. Arrange barriers where ants are entering. They are able to generally not cross lines of bone meal or powdered charcoal. If you are able to discover a hole where ants are entering the house, squeeze the juice from the lemon in the hole or crack. Then slice up the lemon and put the peeling throughout the doorway.
Penny-royal, Spearmint, Southern-wood, and Tansy. Rising these herbs all around the border of one’s home will stop ants and of course the aphids they actually have.
Vinegar. A ratio of 1tsp vinegar to 1 quart water (per 40 pounds of pet weight) in their drinking water will help to keep your pets flea-free and ticks. Fennel, Rosemary, Red Cedar Shavings, Sassafras, Eucalyptus, or Penny-royal. Spread leaves or shavings of these plants under and all around the pet’s bed.
Orange. Scratch your skin of an orange and leave it out; the citrus behaves as a repellent. Cloves. Hang up groups of cloves to repel flies. Mint or Basil. Mint planted around the home repels flies. A pot of basil set on the windowsill or table helps to repel fleas. Keep basil well-watered beginning with the bottom so
that it creates a stronger scent. Dried ground leaves left in small bowls or hung in muslin bags are also effective. Sugar and Corn Syrup. Make your own fly paper by boiling sugar, corn syrup, and water together. Place mixture onto brown paper and hang or set out.