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10 Best DIY Pest Control Ideas (Indoor and Outdoor)

So here are my homemade DIY pest control ideas that can remove all the bugs, insects, reptiles, crawlers, and flies from your house, kitchen, garden, and yard in a few days, if you apply them correctly.

Here is the list of almost all the pests that you can repel.

  • Mosquitoes
  • Wasps
  • Bees
  • Lizards
  • Frogs
  • Snakes
  • Bats
  • Moles
  • Beetles
  • Flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Bed Bugs
  • Mouse
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Aphids
  • Squirrels
  • Termites
  • Moth
  • Grasshopper
  • Pill bugs
  • Palmetto bugs
  • Gnats
  • Roaches
  • Raccoons
  • And many more

After reading this small article, you will be able to remove those bugs, insects, flies, crawlers, and reptiles from your house and garden quickly.

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My Personal DIY Pest Control Ideas 

The condition here is that you have to continue the process and occasionally apply the DIY pest control ideas in your garden and house. So that they never settle again in your house area. So here we begin.

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Also, read – Plants that Keep Insects Away.

1. Mix Soap and Detergent Spray

Mix Soap and Detergent Spray as pest control

You have dishwashing soap in your house and also a deterrent powder. Mix them together and create a strong solution. If possible, use a little warm water and mix them all together.

Then spray that mixture on those pests’ nests, their party area, and where they are seen often. Also, spray the solution in every corner of your house and all those wet areas where you think they are hiding.

You will see in a few days, that fewer and fewer of them are disturbing you, and if you continue the process for a few weeks, they will go forever.

2. Spread Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Spread Diatomaceous Earth Powder

If you want a stronger solution or something that can repel them faster, then use diatomaceous earth powder.

It is a toxic powder for all the pests in your house and garden, and they can not tolerate it.

If they eat it or come across it, they will die. And with them, their whole colony will die as they will carry the powder with them in their nest.

You can buy these Diatomaceous earth powders online.

3. Spray Garlic or Cucumber as Liquid

Spray Garlic or Cucumber as Liquid as pest control

Let’s come back to natural ideas and use garlic or cucumber as your DIY pest control. Create a pest with garlic and spray it on them, and where they live.

Garlic is very acidic for them, and they can not tolerate the smell of the liquid that comes from it.

You can also use cucumber as pest control. Just cut some slices of cucumbers and place them where those flies and bugs hang around.

For a quick repellent, create a pest and spray on them.

Both work magically, but you have to apply this idea every week or twice a week as a permanent pest-repellent solution. 

4. Use Lemon with Whole Clove

Use Lemon with Whole Clove as DIY pest repellent

Everybody has a few lemons in their house. Cut it in half, add a few whole cloves, and place it in your kitchen, basement, and garden.

It will create a strong scent that no pest can handle.

It is the quickest homemade pest-repellent idea that I can give you. Try and see the difference yourself.

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5. Plant Some Pest Control Plants

Plant Some Pest Control Plants

I strongly recommend planting a few pest-control plants in your garden and house. So that if they even try to come back after a few months, they will not, as the smell from those plants will stop them.

Here are a few best plants you can use.

  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Marigold
  • Catnip
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Chrysanthemum

There are more, but I have listed the most popular ones. So that you can buy them easily from your nearest market.

6. Create a Homemade Pest Control Bait

Create a Homemade Pest Control Bait

Use this idea if you see a lot of pests roaming around your house. Here is what to do. Buy borax and mix it with honey, sugar, or anything that attracts those pests. 

There is a different formula for different types of pests. For example:

  • Use boric acid, borax, or any toxic power bait to repel ants, flies, bugs, mosquitoes, and other insects.
  • Use vinegar or market-bought pest liquid to repel snakes, frogs, spiders, lizards, and other reptiles.

It varies on the pest you are trying to repel. So create a bait based on them.

7. Buy a Pest Control Liquid

Buy a Pest Control Liquid

My last idea is to use pest control liquid or spray. These chemicals are quick to repel all kinds of pests. If you do not mind chemicals in your garden or house, it is a good choice for you. 

8. Spray Vinegar All Over

Vinegar has a strong scent and burning sensation if crawling pests especially reptiles come close to it. They can not withstand the burning of their skin.

So spray the raw vinegar all over your house and garden to repel all kinds of pests including reptiles, animals, and flies.

9. Buy a Motion Sensor Device

What motion sensors do is that it scares pests away.

If moles, bats, snakes, rabbits, or raccoons come to your garden for food the device will sense them and release either a light or a sound that will scare them away.

Some people also use motion detector water sprinkles to scare pests away from their fields.

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10. Buy a Few Traps

Glue traps or metal cage traps are the best to catch and release them far away without killing them. You know rat cage, get some and trap skunks, rabbits, and moles.

Get a few glue traps and trap flies, bugs, insects, rats, and other small pests.

Last Words

So these are DIY pest control ideas I use to repel all those flies, bugs, mosquitoes, reptiles, and insects from my house and garden.

But be careful, as some of the ideas may harm your plants. Use them with a bit of caution. 

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Nazim Ali is an engineer who loves fixing things at home. He loves to try new things and share the knowledge with the world.