CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Are you looking for a safe way to get rid of your weeds, ants and pesky bugs without using harsh chemicals? Jennifer Steiner, a Certified Health Coach and owner of Healthy Healing Wellness in West Hartford, CT, showed us how to make some homemade weed killers that’s safe to use.
Non-Toxic Weed Killer
1 gallon vinegar
2 cups salt
¼ cup dish soap
To keep ants out of the home: Line the door way with either cinnamon or bay leaves
Make your Own Ant Bate
¼ cup honey
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup borax
Dissolve the honey and sugar on the stove on high for one minute. After the sugars had dissolved, add the borax, stirring well.
Place a tablespoon of the mixture in the ant pathways and on the anthills.
Ants are attracted to sugar, and since honey is sticky, it holds the borax and keeps it from blowing away in the wind. If it rains, be sure to reapply – borax loses its effectiveness if it gets wet. Ants think borax is food, but it’s very toxic to them and they die after eating it.
Non-Toxic Bug Spray
Add equal parts of:
Liquid Dish Detergent (any kind)
Just mix the ingredients along with the same amount of water (if in the squirt bottle, you can just shake it up with the top on tight).
Example: In a 24 oz squirt bottle, add: 4 oz liquid dish detergent, 4 oz Gin, 4 oz Vinegar and 12 oz of water.