Natural bug killer

I am not a fan of spraying insecticides inside of the house.  I think there is a risk associated with this.  Some might say there is a risk associated with not doing it.

Especially after rains or when it suddenly gets cold outside, I notice extra critters in my private home.  Bugs and spiders like to come under my exterior doors and run like their “hair is on fire”through my house.  Usually, they wind up in a brightly lit area, like a bathroom or the kitchen.  Here is what I do to minimize their survival:  I like to spray a lemongrass oil based natural insecticide outside along the threshold entryway to my doors and along the bottoms of my exterior windows.

I imagine that when the bugs run through the lemongrass “shields” they carry some along and it wears them down more rapidly than if they came in ‘unchecked.”

Take what you like and leave the rest.  This works reasonably well for me and gives me the confidence that I am not adding another environmental toxin into my household environment.

I have used both of the following products:

EcoLogic HG-75000 Ant & Roach Killer, Aerosol, 14 oz

Hot Shot 95843 Natural Ant & Roach Killer, Aerosol, 14-ounce


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October 18, 2017 Barnes Disclaimer





  1. I’ll have to try this myself. I am always looking for something safe to spray around my cages, on the patio, that I house wildlife animals in while rehabbing them.

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  2. Cool! I use lemongrass oils in my diffuser, but never thought it would be a good repellent for pest. Do you put it in a spay bottle and dilute it with water? Also, how often do you have to reapply it?

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