All natural green ant killer. Costs just pennies and it works just as well as expensive poison! This natural ant killer can be used in a garden to sustain an organic environment. If you mix in a little sugar, it will help attract the ants even more. They will eat it and return to their colonies and the ants will die. I use it in my kitchen, during the summer, when those pesky kitchen ants start to appear.
However, too much borax can be toxic to dogs and cats. Many commercial flea treatments and insecticides contain borax. Animals ingesting large amounts of borax or boric acid may experience vomiting, swelling of the throat, and may need hospitalization. Because of this, it is recommended for use it sparingly around pets and children.
Use copper tape around your raised beds to keep the slugs out.
Copper causes a harmless electric shock-like reaction in both slugs and snails, which is why they avoid it. I picked some up at Walmart. You can get it at Amazon and other stores, too.
One of the worst pests of the garden is mosquitoes and they are usually fought with insecticides or sprayed out by hand to prevent serious damage to young fruits, vegetables and flowers. But did you know that you can build a Mosquito Control container of specific plants that will repel these pests naturally, so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.
The container is planted with Citronella geranium, Marigold “Lemon gem”, Lemon Grass, Catnip, Ageratum “Artist Purple”, Lemon thyme. The chart above show the layout and types of plants you should use.
Lemon grass is a natural mosquito repellent and grows quite tall. Plant some in deep planters and place on the patio or where you will have people sitting and you will also have a privacy hedge with the added benefit of being a natural bug barrier.
Put 4-5 stalks in a deep pot and plant it at least 1/2 way into the ground for stability. Place the potted lemon grass where you will be sitting so that the breeze blows over its aroma towards your guests. The mosquitos won’t bother anyone when they are around.