Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Natural Pest Control from The Old Farmers' Almanac

From the August 26, 2008 e-newsletter:

Herbs can be used for pest control. Dried wormwood, yarrow, santolina, tansy, mint, and lavender are traditional moth repellents. If you find unwanted creatures in your kitchen, don’t reach for the poison. For example, discourage ants trailing in and out with sprigs of pennyroyal or wipe your counters with vinegar.

If it’s your pet that’s bothered, try putting a drop of lemon oil or oil of rosemary on its collar for flea control.

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