9 Homemade Bug Repellents to Keep Pests Away Naturally

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Ever host a barbecue and wonder who invited all the mosquitoes? No one likes dealing with pests in the garden, either. But, at the same time, we may not all be too keen to coat our yards, ourselves, or the kids in some of those chemical-laden sprays. Ditto inhaling those overpowering candles. This season, create a natural bug repellent and put everyone's mind at ease while keeping the bugs at bay. We found natural bug repellents that will most definitely keep away those little critters. 

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While we love the hot summer sun, and the cool nights spent cooking at the grill, we have to admit that the pests that come with all this summertime fun can be a total buzzkill. Of course there are citronella candles and bug spray that we can use, but for the mom who is interested in going all-natural, there has to be another answer. We found some easy, simple, and natural ways to stay pest-free this summer. From ants, to spiders, to a repellant for bees (yikes!), these recipes are completely easy and inexpensive.

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Put down the fly swatter and pack up the citronella candles. Relief is on the way, and it's the kind we can feel good about! Whether one is plagued with mosquitoes, bees, spider, or plain old ants, we've got the solution -- literally.

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