Insect Traps

A lot of people are devising different methods of trapping or luring insects away from themselves!  I found this recipe for success on a site that is probably as good a solution as any…

Make your own catch-all insect repellent from a concoction of essential oils:


  • 2 ? teaspoons total of any of the following essential oils: basil, cedarwood, citronella, juniper, lemon, myrrh, pine, rose geranium or rosemary (available at health food stores)
  • 1 cup 190-proof grain alcohol (available at liquor stores)
  • Place ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously. Transfer to a small bottle for storage. To use, rub a small amount on exposed skin, though test first to make sure skin doesn’t react negatively.  Source

Then there was the really clever contraption I saw for catching mosquitoes that I recently shared on my Facebook page as I was so impressed!

Of course with wasps the simplicity of a jar with something sweet inside it is to this day very popular.  I must admit though, this method makes me wonder if we are actually attracting that which we do not want!

Insect trap

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If ever there was a time to share your own tips then now is the time!  Please share your own tips on how to stop insects biting.  Some people and pets react terrible to these bites and stings.  What tips have you got for treating the stings?

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