Save Your Garden Sprays

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Here are a few different options to save your garden this summer... keep bugs, squirrels, birds - off, and an easy way to kill weeds! The best part - it's super inexpensive! You can find more on my blog Chas' Crazy Creations


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For the different sprays you'll need:


Water, some Dish soap (Amazon),  Red Hot or Tabasco (Amazon), Squirt Bottle (I will be using a 32oz bottle/1 qt./4 cups) (Amazon) and vinegar.

First up: Bug spray!


Put 4 cups of water in a squirt bottle.


(Since my bottle was 4 cups in size, I reduced the water just slightly to give the next step room.)


Add 1 tsp of dish soap.


Put the lid on and use this to spray on bugs on your plants. Don't forget the underside of the leaves too. You'll need to make sure it lands on the bugs and be careful as it will kill the good bugs too. The soap dissolves the bug's outer shell.

Next Spray: A Red Pepper Spray


Just like the above put 4 cups in a squirt bottle, 1 tsp. dish soap, and add 1 Tbsp. Red Hot.


(Since my bottle was 4 cups in size, I reduced the water just slightly to leave room for the Red Hot.)

Mix, and spray on your plants. This is meant to keep the Deer, Squirrels, Mice, Birds, etc off your plants. Wear gloves to protect yourself from the red pepper when using this one. Test the plant in a small space first to make sure the plant can handle it, wait 4 days to see. Spray once per week, and if it rains you'll need to re-apply.

Weed Killer!


Pour boiling water onto weeds and it will kill them. No harmful chemicals going into your garden.

Weed Killer - opt 2


Spray vinegar onto your weeds, the acidity eats at the weed and kills it. *It will kill grass too, so this one is a great use for weeds in mulch, rocks, etc.

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  • Kiddo Kiddo on Apr 16, 2017
    Will the vinegar also kill the grass Or does it just go after the weeds? Much thanks hopefully th Will solve some of my problems much thanks
  • Its22115848 Its22115848 on Apr 16, 2017
    Will it kill bees? We have a hive.
  • Karen Berden Karen Berden on Apr 16, 2017
    Will it wasps as well??
  • Car Giroux Car Giroux on Apr 16, 2017
    Will try anything. The deer even eat my marigolds and I was told they didn't like those. How often do you have to respect?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 16, 2017
      If it rains you'll definitely need to re-apply. I don't have deer so I haven't had to deal with them. I would suggest 1-2 times a week and you can do it more frequently if needed.
  • Jay Jay on Apr 16, 2017
    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing these "recipes!"
    I don't like the poisons in commercial sprays!
    Are these intended for use on Flowers or can I use these on my Vegtable & Herb plants also?

    Thank you,
    Judy
  • Jmc21593271 Jmc21593271 on Apr 16, 2017
    if I spray my figs to keep the birds off do I just wash as usual?
  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Apr 16, 2017
    does the red hto sauce clog the sprayer? this works initially, but even if I rinse the sprayer nozzle after use, it still clogs.
  • Kat5627533 Kat5627533 on Apr 16, 2017
    Do you know how to get rid of snail?
    They keep eati
    • Wlm8339666 Wlm8339666 on Apr 16, 2017
      put vinegar in tuna cans and set under hostas, they will get in and cant get out
    • Ken Hoover Ken Hoover on Apr 16, 2017
      a little beer in a shallow dish will draw them in and finish them off.
    • Mary Mary on Apr 17, 2017
      Okay... others will tell you not to do this, but for me, it worked, and I killed over 650 snails in my tiny yard! I would water my yard every day, either with the sprinkler or by using a hose... water good. Then just as the sun is setting, almost dark out, go out and you'll see the snails laying on the very top of your grass... they are trying to stay out of the wet ground and want to be as far away from the wetness, so they climb to the top of your grass. (bring a flash light with you) Next I would bring out my salt shaker, and this is gross, but sprinkle each snail, and you will see them "melt" right before your eyes. Snails are a big blob of mucous, and the salt dissolves them. This grossed me out at first. Since each snail only got a sprinkling of salt, the salt DID NOT HARM MY GRASS WHAT SO EVER. (the caps are for those who will tell you, you will kill your grass... I have a luscious beautiful yard with no damage done to the grass, and I did this procedure every night for 3 weeks.) My grandpa taught me this, and it does work. Each summer, I repeat this, and now after 2 years, I have no snails in my yard. BUT... grandpa said some snails will migrate to the neighbors yard and will eventually move back to my yard, so check each summer by watering the yard good, then checking for snails at dusk. For flower or vegetable plants, put something rough, like used coffee grounds, or wood chips next to the plants, as snails hate to crawl over anything sharp. For plants in containers, do the same, or wrap copper wire around the bottom of the containers, or raise the planters up using bricks that are rough put underneath the containers.
    • Peggy Comer Peggy Comer on Apr 19, 2017
      does the salt harm other insects / bugs?
    • Marlene Burrows Marlene Burrows on Apr 25, 2017
      Take egg shells and crush them. Sprinkle around your plants and veggies. Biodegradable won't harm others.
    • Sherry napier Sherry napier on Apr 27, 2017
      Diatomacious earth all natural they solution. It comes from the bottoms of lakes. It's like a extrskelton when crawl over it it puncture and dehydtates them. Any hard shelled bugs including fle, sometimes used aas,bed bugs, beetles also you slugs because it drugs them out. Doesn't soak in the soil won't harm you or your animal even if ingested sometimes added to animal food as a wormer.
  • Betty Kanai Betty Kanai on Apr 16, 2017
    There are tons of geckos in my garden. How do I get rid of them?
    • Gale Murphy Gale Murphy on Apr 16, 2017
      Why would you want to get rid of them. They eat bugs.
    • Betty Kanai Betty Kanai on Apr 16, 2017
      Something is chomping off parts of leaves and the tender portions of new plants. The only things I see are these ugly geckos. What do you thing might be doing this? I'm wondering if these geckos are chomping on these plants because there's a bug on it. Aside from the geckos, the only other things I see are slugs and snails.
    • Linda Shepard Linda Shepard on Apr 16, 2017
      Slugs and snails definitely will chomp on leaves, tender new growth and anything else they can get their mouths on! Save the geckos! Get rid of the slugs & snails.

    • Betty Kanai Betty Kanai on Apr 17, 2017
      Thanks so much! Do you know how I can get rid of them?
    • Lynda Lynda on Apr 17, 2017
      Snails and slugs? Put a light salt border down - kills them instantly. Save the geckos!!!
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Apr 17, 2017
      or for snails and slugs use an old saucer, fill it with stale beer. It sounds odd, but it works very well.
      And I agree with Gale and Linda, you definitely want to get rid of the geckos. They're very helpful. The species in your area eat insects, not plants.
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 17, 2017
      Diatomaceous earth is also good for slug control as well as for other buggy pests. I always make sure to get food grade because it is safe even to use in the house

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Apr 17, 2017
      I agree with Laura Wands regarding the stale beer. It works!
    • 4156547 4156547 on Apr 17, 2017
      Stale beer works well -- but that container's edge needs to be at ground level so the snails/slugs can EASILY get over the edge. We used tuna cans, then tossed the whole thing out when it got too full.

    • Betty Kanai Betty Kanai on Apr 18, 2017
      Thanks so much everyone! I will try your suggestions!
    • Pam Pam on May 07, 2017
      you WANT the geck s!!!
    • Donna R Donna R on May 22, 2020

      Geckos are good - they eat bugs and they are adorable!!


  • Pam Anderson Pam Anderson on Apr 26, 2017
    We have poison ivy growing in our shrubs. What natural weed killer will wipe out the ivy but not affect the bushes?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 27, 2017
      Hi Pam, I found this article that might be helpful. Go towards the bottom of the article and they address the poison ivy in shrubs. Hope this helps. http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/06/how_to_identify_and_kill_poiso.html
    • Kathy Ward Kathy Ward on May 02, 2017
      Page not found

    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 03, 2017
      Sorry - looks like when I'm copying and pasting it something is happening to kill the link. I google searched how to kill poison ivy in shrubs and it was the first result www.nola.com ... let me try typing in the address and you all can try copying and pasting... www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2014/06/how_to_identify_and_kill_poiso.html
    • Lynna Sloan Lynna Sloan on May 13, 2017
      This link only recommends using commercial products like Round Up, Weed B Gone, etc. I have used the vinegar/dish soap/salt solution on many weeds, including poison ivy. It works for that season, but is not a permanent solution. Even Round Up takes a few seasons to completely kill our established poison ivy.
  • Tina Reitzel Hobgood Tina Reitzel Hobgood on May 09, 2017
    If I put out the hot pepper for squirrel, does it bother my birds? I live in Tennessee.
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 09, 2017
      The red pepper spray only makes it "taste bad". It will only bother the birds if they try and eat the plant.
    • Itsmemic Itsmemic on May 11, 2017
      red pepper has no affect on birds whatsoever. Ever notice parrot mix has hot red peppers in it? In fact. I pepper the tops of my bird feeders with cayenne pepper and the squirrels won't climb on them..but the birds have no problem
    • Cheryl Johnson Brown Cheryl Johnson Brown on May 13, 2017
      the birds have no saliva I found out!
  • Merry Mcadoo Merry Mcadoo on May 12, 2017
    Little black spots on romaine. Spray with vinegar solution?
  • Jessie Lush Jessie Lush on May 14, 2017
    Does this really work??
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 15, 2017
      I have had success with these.
    • Allison Allison on Jun 02, 2017
      Didn't work for me. I used the hot sauce to try to keep rabbits off of the grass. It made my eyes water to spray it but the rabbits continued to eat the grass
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jun 02, 2017
      Oh no, I'm sorry. You can try making the solution stronger. If it rains or the grass gets watered it will wash right off and have to be re applied.
  • Nancy Clarkson-Ford Nancy Clarkson-Ford on May 16, 2017
    Can I spray it on my rose bush leaves something is eating them and they look like lace?

  • Nancy Clarkson-Ford Nancy Clarkson-Ford on May 16, 2017
    something is eating my rose bush leaves can I use this will it help?
    • Ruth Rendall Ruth Rendall on May 16, 2017
      water mixed with dish lap works great. Really drench the plant and it will kill all bugs. I have also used raid on my rose bushes, works too.
  • How do you keep moles away or destr them with out a trap.
  • Brenda Mccune Brenda Mccune on May 21, 2017
    How can I keep cats out of my yard?
  • Cry24664817 Cry24664817 on Jun 03, 2017
    Will this work to deter cats in my raised beds?

  • Jennie Kisstoth Jennie Kisstoth on Jun 11, 2017
    Will it kill stray bushes, that come up, like Holly bushes that birds, seed, with out you knowing, in between your chain link fence??
  • Phoebe Ramey Dunn Phoebe Ramey Dunn on Jul 15, 2017
    will this kill ants? We have tried everything
  • Sue Nichols Sue Nichols on Jul 16, 2017
    What about Japanese Beetles?
  • Gre11579251 Gre11579251 on Jul 27, 2017
    How do you get rid of fire ants in your yard??? We have them every where!!!
  • Debra Knights Debra Knights on Jul 27, 2017
    What can I use to stop the cats from soiling in my flower beds?
  • Geralyn Hodge Geralyn Hodge on Jul 27, 2017
    How do you keeps rats feom eating all the vegetables in the garden?
  • Sherry Draine Hannah Sherry Draine Hannah on Jul 27, 2017
    How do I keep gophers from eating my plants
  • Jeannie Jeannie on Jul 27, 2017
    What I use to get rid of Japanese beetles?? They eat all my beautiful flowers and our fruit also !?? In dire need!!
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jul 27, 2017
      Here is an article that may help - https://www.almanac.com/pest/japanese-beetles - good luck 😊
    • Lizw Lizw on Jul 28, 2017
      Go to Walmart or a Home Supply Store and purchase Bag-A-Bug Japanese Beetle Trap by Spectracide $5.00 - It will kill them all. Very easy and starts working immediately. Just put one up myself and it's 1/4 full already. It lasts a long time - can just keep dumping the bugs if needed.
    • Mpa10674563 Mpa10674563 on Jul 28, 2017
      go to hardware store or menards and get the kit with 2 bags, scent cube and a hanger. follow directions and when bag fills up, put water into a bucket with a cover and add dish soap. dump beetles in and cover. when all dead, dump beetles in the woods and put bag back up.
    • Joanne Joanne on Jul 28, 2017
      do not use the Japanese beetle bags they draw more into your garden, have done it! you will help your neighbors thou.
  • Ell14591361 Ell14591361 on Jul 27, 2017
    What is the best remedy for ants in the flower beds?
  • Carrie Stephens Carrie Stephens on Jul 28, 2017
    if the vinegar kills weeds and grass won't it harm the plants too?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jul 28, 2017
      Yes, only spray the weed itself. This is great in gardens but not in grass on weeds.
    • Roxie Roxie on Jul 28, 2017
      how to you, Chas, keep the spray on ONLY the weed? and what is meant by "not in grass on weeds"?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jul 29, 2017
      I put the vinegar in a spray bottle or pump sprayer if using it to spray the weeds in the mulch. Then I can directly spray the weed in the vegetable garden bed or in my rocks or mulch. Because the vinegar kills everything it touches you cannot use this in your grass as a weed b gone spray as it will kill the weed and grass. This is really only to spot kill weeds in flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, rock and mulch landscape, etc.
  • Ili7013841 Ili7013841 on Jul 28, 2017
    How do I keep rabbits from eating my flowers?
  • Marnidarr Marnidarr on Aug 05, 2017
    In your experience, did you discover any plants to never use the sprays on? Especially the hot sauce?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Aug 05, 2017
      I have not had that experience yet. It was just what I have found when I researched it so I passed it along.
    • Grandma Grandma on Aug 15, 2017
      If it will kill weeds, it will kill plants. It kills by scorching.
    • Annie Annie on Sep 01, 2017
      So, once the weeds are gone I can plant flower seeds and they will not be effected by this solution?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 01, 2017
      Hi Annie, Yes, once your weeds are gone, you can plant anything you want. Then for upkeep once you have flowers in place - I make this solution and keep it in a squirt bottle and I spray the weeds directly when they come up. (Careful not to spray the flowers though as it will kill them too if it directly contacts them.)
  • Ss95751823 Ss95751823 on Sep 04, 2017
    Will this keep squirrels off my pecan trees that eat up all the pecons and leave a mess on my patio
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Sep 11, 2017
    can any of this be used on house plants? I have these little tiny fly like bugs in my house, and they live and nest in moist soil. I have been drying out my plants but I have already lost some plants, is there any other way to get rid of them without drying out the plants?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 11, 2017
      Yes you can. The key is spraying the dish soap mixture onto the bugs.
    • Mom22909684 Mom22909684 on Sep 11, 2017
      You can buy those yellow sticky stripes, they work. They say best time is when you water , they come to top of dirt
    • Kathleen Kathleen on Sep 11, 2017
      thanks so much I have over 100 plants and I've lost some of the newer ones and this things drive you crazy!!!
  • Amy c kline Amy c kline on Sep 11, 2017
    This year slugs are eating my flowers and i have tried everything to kill them. Any suggestions?
    • Shelbymissy Shelbymissy on Sep 11, 2017
      I heard if you put some beer in a jar lid it brings the slugs to it and they drown

    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 11, 2017
      My grandma taught me to put egg shells in my garden. I have slugs this year too and it's worked. Here are some more tips - http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Garden-Slugs
    • Dea23336754 Dea23336754 on Sep 11, 2017
      Ring your plants with cof grounds- slugs won't cross it - it's deadly to them as well as a lot of plan eating bugga boos
    • Diane Rich Diane Rich on Sep 11, 2017
      This product is great and safe for pets and food gardens. I learned about this from Mike Mcgroarty at mikesbackyardnursery.com . He is a wealth of info on everything pertaining to flowers and gardens. The Escar go slug and snail controll is a small pellet you throw on the ground and it works! I have feral cats, birds and squirrels and all are safe. Good luck. I might add I've tried egg shells and coffee grounds and the messy beer in a can thing and you have to pick it up to empty it...which is disgusting.
    • Helen Helen on Sep 11, 2017
      Diane is right, Escar is great! All of the others work also, but take much longer and I have to large an area for keeping egg shells and coffee. I also have animal and all are safe except the slugs!
    • Debra Ridley Hurst Debra Ridley Hurst on Sep 11, 2017
      Your kids may enjoy watching the slugs shrivel up. Pour salt on them.
  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 11, 2017
    Hello and thanks for the tips. Will the Red Hot spray keep the birds and rabbits from eating everything in my vegetable garden? Thanks in advance for any help offered.
  • Ben Paulsen Ben Paulsen on Sep 11, 2017
    can you re-coat a teflon pan?
  • Sue Sue on Sep 11, 2017
    does anyone know how to get rid of cats doing their business by the mailbox ???
  • DORA BARNES DORA BARNES on Sep 11, 2017
    Will it work on Fruit Flies, or any House bug'z?
    • Dianne Mosser Dianne Mosser on Sep 11, 2017
      fruit flies....I use the small condiment containers that you get carryout onions, condiments (little cut with lids). Put 3 holes with ice pick in lid. Fill with apple cider vinegar and 3-4 drops of Dawn dish soap. Set in window sill or next to fruit bowl. Within a couple days you will see the fruit flies floating. They are after the fermentation of the cider and the dish soap will not let them fly. Let me know.
    • Dianne Mosser Dianne Mosser on Sep 11, 2017
      little CUP not CUT with lids.
    • Lora Lora on Sep 11, 2017
      Buy a hedgeball, put it on a small dish (I use a glass coaster) and place it where you get fruit flies. I tuck mine by my sink behind my K-cup holder. The hedgeball will slowly shrink and look like a walnut, but it will still keep the flies away. I change it every spring.
  • Rosai Briggs Rosai Briggs on Sep 11, 2017
    Do anyone know how to get rid of lizards? I seem to have an abundance of them !
    • Bvn9612540 Bvn9612540 on Sep 11, 2017
      Why get rid of them? They eat bugs and do no damage to your yard (or home).
    • Zehetmirdebra Zehetmirdebra on Sep 11, 2017
      Why would you want to get rid of them? They eat pests.
    • Deb Douglas Deb Douglas on Sep 11, 2017
      if you have a lot of lizards chances are you have a lot of small bugs, spiders, flies, etc. PROTECT THEM, they are your friends.
    • Chi8826914 Chi8826914 on Sep 11, 2017
      If you have lots of skinks they are great for keeping termites away from your home.
    • Georgie Georgie on Sep 11, 2017
      Plenty of lizards mean you have a very healthy ecosystem otherwise they will die. They are your friends. I have lots of them too and my genius son told me it is good.
    • Rosai Briggs Rosai Briggs on Sep 13, 2017
      Ok thanks all.
  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 11, 2017
    I have been advised against using cayenne pepper as a deterrent because the animals get it on their paws and then into their eyes where it is very painful. Do you think the spray is easier on them?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 11, 2017
      I believe that animals have a keen sense of smell. They should first smell the spray and leave it alone. If they do decide to "taste" it, it would be spicy. The mixture would most likely be dry onto the plant by the time they get to it so it shouldn't end up on their paws. It will wash off with rain and need to be re-applied. Every once and a while I have found that an animal actually likes the red hot and they eat away too.
  • Tam29385213 Tam29385213 on Sep 11, 2017
    How can I get rid of ground moles?
    • 861650 861650 on Sep 11, 2017
      Buy a couple of packs of Juicy Fruit gum. I took a long screwdriver and poked a hole about every 8 inches and dropped in about 1/4 to 1/2 of a piece in each one. The mole will eat them but cannot digest it but the gum will kill the mole.
    • Tam29385213 Tam29385213 on Sep 12, 2017
      Thanks! I will try that! ive never seen them so bad this year!
  • Karen Mandart Karen Mandart on Sep 11, 2017
    Does the red hot mix affect the taste of the plant? (green tomatoes are being eaten by squirrels, but I don't like spicy stuff!) Thanks
  • 13k25482445 13k25482445 on Sep 11, 2017
    Is it good for ants in an apartment?
    • Betsy-Anne Betsy-Anne on Sep 11, 2017
      Not sure, but cayenne pepper burns their little feet.
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 11, 2017
      For ants my family has always used a product called Terro. Here is some more helpful info - http://www.top10homeremedies.com/how-to/how-to-get-rid-of-ants-naturally.html
    • Jennifer Oaks Jennifer Oaks on Sep 12, 2017
      Food Grade D.E will kill off insects of all kinds... except maybe spiders. I haven't found a solution to ward off those monstrosities, ...yet. Give me time.
      However, ants, silverfish, beetles, those NASTY hybrid looking things potato bugs/Jerusalem beetles(looks like Frankenstein blended an ant, spider, etc together.. I've lost all ants, no down to seldom do I find a silverfish, and I have found hollowed out Jerusalem beetles outside. D.E dries them up from the inside out. OH, fleas & ticks as well. ANY THING that cleans itself, basically. Unfortunately spiders don't. HOWEVER, if a spider drinks of a victim that has ingested D.E, it too will "go to dirt".. (Happy Dance! - I Can't stand Spiders!)
      Hope this helps, some one.. I'm learning still.
  • Will this pepper spray ward off skunks ?
  • Paula Pittinger McNeely Paula Pittinger McNeely on Sep 12, 2017
    wonder how long the weed killer lasts? I'd like to clear weeds & plant flowers there next year.
  • Ben8920086 Ben8920086 on Sep 12, 2017
    I attempted to use hot sauce (different brand) but my sprayer clog up after a few squirts. Did you not have that problem?
    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Sep 12, 2017
      I didn't have that problem. Was the sprayer brand new? There might have been something already in the tube. My hot sauce is a liquid and even after sitting around in my shed for a few weeks I have not had it clog. I have had a sprayer go bad and that is how it can act. So sorry that this happened to you.
  • Ann Ann on Sep 12, 2017
    Will it kill crabgrass?
  • Laila Kosova Trevathan Laila Kosova Trevathan on Sep 14, 2017
    Does this kill millipedes?
  • Randi Lozowick-Matthews Randi Lozowick-Matthews on Sep 21, 2017
    Does anyone know anything for mosquitos?
  • Rhonda Swiger Ramer Rhonda Swiger Ramer on Sep 21, 2017
    How can I keep cats out of my flower beds?
  • Chris Feldman Chris Feldman on Sep 21, 2017
    What will deter RABBITS??
  • Carla Oliveira Carla Oliveira on Mar 05, 2018

    what does kill poison ivy???

  • Sjh18333026 Sjh18333026 on Apr 28, 2018

    What home remedy mixture do you suggest for bees and wasp? I'm thinking of cutting down the bushes. Just to many flying around.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Apr 28, 2018

      I use wasp traps, the soap mixture will work on them but I don't like to get that close. Here is another article that might help - Get rid of Bees/Wasps

    • Sjh18333026 Sjh18333026 on Apr 28, 2018

      Thanks. Will try both.

    • Mary Ybarra Mary Ybarra on May 16, 2018

      My exterminator told me to pour dish soap (about a oz) into my water hose and spray those wasp and bees dead. If u need more soap pour some more into hose. If some are alive step on them with shoes on. It works. Fyi and diy!

    • ꀭ ꍟ ꌗ ꀭ ꍟ ꌗ on May 16, 2018

      But. But we neeeeeed the bees and wasps, says the bee keeper. They work for you. I live with them around my house, barn and garden. They don’t hurt anything. Learn to be calm around them and you will have no problem. If you run, scream and flap around, chances are pretty good you will get stung, so don’t do that. I have a large wasp nest next to my front porch. We love to sit and watch them hard at work. In the winter, I take them down and use the beautiful paper for crafts. Then in the spring they come and build me another one. Our philosophy is to use what God gave us to work with, instead of going to war on something you can’t win.

    • Donna R Donna R on May 22, 2020

      Please don' t kill the bees!! They pollinate our world.

  • Lin8460208 Lin8460208 on May 16, 2018

    Any suggestions for preventing slugs around hosta plants?

    • Gm Gm on May 16, 2018

      Get beer place in saucer or shallow low rim plate. Dig area in ground so plate is level with ground. They like the smell and drown in the beer.

    • Lib23573611 Lib23573611 on May 16, 2018

      You can put anything sharp such as, crushed shells, or sharp gravel around your plants. The slugs will not cross over the sharp edges.




    • Beth Beth on May 16, 2018

      Crushed egg shells are perfect, they are not only sharp, but calcium source for plants! I put them all around tomatoes as well. They are great in dirt around bulbs to ward off voles!

    • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on May 16, 2018

      I use egg shells around my plants to keep the slugs out. My grandma taught me that :)

  • Nik32134753 Nik32134753 on May 16, 2018

    Can you tell me a remedy for killing ants

    • Linda Sue Arrowwood Linda Sue Arrowwood on May 16, 2018

      Dust/Puff some Diatomaceous Earth (garden safe brand) wherever you see them. It’s ok to use on garden plants and veggies too. It kills Cockroaches, ants, silverfish, beetles, and more. Have to reapply if it gets wet.