Taking The Natural Approach To Household Pest Control June 27, 2018March 26, 2019 Daniel Rowland When it comes to household pests we are all looking for a way to get rid of them. Sometimes, though, using all the commercial products with dangerous chemicals may not seem like the best step. There is a safer approach you can try. Natural pest control uses safe products that can usually be found right in your kitchen. The following is a list of common pest products that can be made from items that are commonly found in the kitchen. They are safe to use around pets, children and food, plus they pose no risks to health like commercial pest products. Cucumbers Spread peels around the area where ants enter your home. They do not like them and will not enter. Garlic Ground up garlic can be sprinkled around entrance ways to keep bugs out. Cayenne Pepper Can be mixed with water and used as a barrier around entrance ways or put in a spray bottle and sprayed around areas where pests are found. Cinnamon Can be mixed with water and used as a barrier around entrance ways or put in a spray bottle and sprayed around areas where pests are found. Chalk Can be used as a barrier near entrance ways to keep ants out. Mint Repels flies and ants. Mint can be planted and grown in problem areas or extract can be put in water and sprayed around problem areas. Basil Can be used like mint to repel flies. Lemon Another ant repellent, straight lemon juice can be sprayed wherever ants are seen. Baking soda and Powered Sugar. Mixed equally together can get rid of roaches. Just put it where you have seen them. Cloves Cloves keep away moths. They work just like moth balls. Rosemary Ground rosemary is a great flea repellent. You can dust your dog and your home with it. Wine Wine mixed with a capful of dish detergent and sat in a bowl will get rid of fruit flies.