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Hola!<br>
I live pretty remotely and am having a huge bug problem. I've tried the untrasonic pest repellants, but the spiders and ants keep marking in.<br>
I need to beef up my program.<br>
Does anybody know of a safe fumigator I can use or an aggressive spray which can be used often?<br>
I am desperate. The ants bite and I'm not sure what kind of spiders are here. I also found a scorpion on the bedroom door!<br>
Thanks for any assistance.
 

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A scorpion! How scary! Omg. Wow, I have no ideas for you but hopefully someone else will. That's awful!<br>
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a bay leaf placed here & there in cabinets repels roaches and maybe ants. otherwise any one of eucalyptus, lavender, citronella, and cloves are natural bug repellents. you could get some batches of dried leaves or essential oils and mix up a solution. i have a batch of oils & herbs mixed up in a sprayer and used that to de-bug a rug and other places too. the only thing to take note of is the cloves turn the solution really brown so don't spray it on light fabrics; make a batch without those. i read that spiders hate citronella, so i soaked a cloth with some oil and put it on a broomstick to run it around the ceiling corners and haven't noticed webs since. the only thing i've found that works with aggressive ant infestation are those little round bait traps (sorry!) but those are IMO more effective than sprays, and at least they are contained and not all over surfaces and in your breathing air. hope this helps!
 

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Thanks for the tip on the spiders. I will try that as my spiders are relentless.<br>
I took the plunge and bought guinea hens. They are supposedly great at curbing bugs (ticks, ants, fleas, etc.). I love them. They are so funny looking and make the cutest noises. They work all day long feasting on who knows what in the soil. They don't go more than 20 feet from the house. Since I got them, no more fire ants in the house. I know guineas aren't an answer for everybody, but I am now a big advocate.<br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by shamanmage</i><br><b>Thanks for the tip on the spiders. I will try that as my spiders are relentless.<br>
I took the plunge and bought guinea hens. They are supposedly great at curbing bugs (ticks, ants, fleas, etc.). I love them. They are so funny looking and make the cutest noises. They work all day long feasting on who knows what in the soil. They don't go more than 20 feet from the house. Since I got them, no more fire ants in the house. I know guineas aren't an answer for everybody, but I am now a big advocate.<br>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> i grew up on a farm and had quineas and other chickens and just LOVE them lol. they really are awsome. was talking to dh about this lastnight how they kept the tick and other pest population down, we never used chemicals and never had issues with pest infestations, even in an old farm house. we also used hedge apples which we had a row of them in the pasture. <a href="http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/macon/inout/021006.html" target="_blank">http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/macon/inout/021006.html</a> not sure how effective they are on all pests, but never had real issues of pests in the house. we had them in corners and such (these are poisenoius so if you do use them, keep them in a place children and pets have no acess).
 
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