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March 22, 2018

Silverfish are another household pest that we don't want around. They consume starches and carbohydrates and are capable of destroying book bindings, wallpaper and photos as they consume the glue found in these. They also consume linen, silk, cotton, and carpet. If you find your clothes with holes in you may think it was moths that put the hole in your clothes however silverfish can get in clothes baskets and clothing draws and may leave your clothes with holes. 

So how do you get of these pesky little creatures. The conventional way to get rid of these is by using pesticides containing permethrin and deltamethrin. However these are harmful for our health and should never be in the house especially around children and animals. 

Luckily like most household pests there are essential oils that silverfish don't like and are a great control for these pests. 

The best oils to get rid of silverfish are Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citrus oils (Lemon, Orange), lavender, peppermint and basil essentia...

November 6, 2017

Peppermint Essential Oil has lots of uses but today I am going to concentrate on its use with common household pests. 

If you ever have had an ant infestation in your house, you would know that it can be difficult to get rid of the ants and even find out where the ants are coming from. We all want to limit our households exposure to toxic chemicals, so the best way I have found to keep ants away naturally is with Peppermint Essential Oil. The Peppermint Essential Oil kills the ants on contact and the smell of the oil deter's them away. You can either place a few drop of essential oil in areas that are affected or you can make up your own peppermint essential spray by combining 10 drop of peppermint essential oil and water in a small spray bottle (cosmetic size). Then spray around sideboards and entry points and anywhere where the ants are seen. 

Peppermint is also a good deterrent for spiders as they don't like the smell and they taste with their legs. You can make up...

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