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How to Spray Bug Pests With Lemon Juice

Sooner or later, most of us will experience the problem of bug pests in and around our homes. Ants, spiders and mosquitoes making themselves comfortable doesn't usually make us very comfortable, but using powerful insecticides may not make you very comfortable either. Fortunately, most common pests have a natural distaste for citrus and store-bought lemon juice can be used in a mixture to keep bugs where they belong: outside.

Keep ants and other pests at bay with natural repellents.

Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and witch hazel in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of lemon juice and spray around the corners of doors and windows to repel bugs.

Spray lemon juice directly into the cracks in and around your foundation or into any areas that ants are entering.

Make a paste from lemon juice and crushed bay leaves. Apply to your door jambs and window sills. You can also spray any ants you find with lemon juice, when they return to their colony, they will leave a trail that other ants will avoid.

Things You Will Need

  • Lemon juice
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Witch hazel
  • Bay leaves

About the Author

David Medairos is a freelance writer and musician. With more than 10 years of experience in various fields, he has amassed a general knowledge of most technical and mechanical subjects, computer science and audio engineering, as well as R&D, customer service and marketing. He has written for "Connections Magazine," and is a frequent blogger on several consumer tech sites.

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