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|Insect pests are an
intimate part of every home.
some non-toxic recipes to
control insect pests
the air, carpet, counter or cupboard,
every home shares it's resources with
these tiny, often unseen invaders.
Pesticides are available for most common
household insect pests, but these potent
chemical compounds may be more harmful to
you and the environment than the pests.
some natural, non-toxic ways to control
household insect pests:
line of defense is to remove what is attracting them. Here
are some ideas: keep counters free of
crumbs and sticky spots. Cover the sugar
and put the honey jar in a plastic baggie.
Cut off water sources such as drips or
dishes left soaking overnight.
ant invaders persist, try these simple
|Fill a plastic spray bottle with
water and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint
essential oil. Spray this mixture strategically
around your house to keep ants away. Ants don't
like the smell of the essential oil of peppermint.
Try this recipe to keep ants running in the
other direction. Take 8 ounces of dish
soap (or any mild liquid soap) and add 5 - 10
drops of each of the following essential oils: pennyroyal,
tree essential oils. Spray problem areas
with this mixture.
Sprinkle a few drops of full-strength peppermint
essential oil around trash cans and corners of
your bathroom or pantry. Test finishes or paint
jobs to make sure the oil does not cause damage.
Combine 10 to 15 drops of pennyroyal
in a spray bottle with water for another version
of ant deterrent for the home. Flower gardeners
know the power of pennyroyal
to diminish ant populations outside.
Trace the ant
column back to their point of entry. Set
any of the following items at the entry
area in a small line, which ants will not
essential oil (can be soaked into a piece
of string), lemon juice, or coffee
cucumber peels or slices in the kitchen or
at the ants' point of entry. Many ants
have a natural aversion to cucumber.
Bitter cucumbers work best.
Mix one liter
of water, one teaspoon of Borax and a cup
of sugar. Soak cotton balls in the
solution and place them in a small yogurt
container with holes punched in the lids
to allow ants access. Place container in a
location where ants are present. Ants will
carry the bait back to their colonies
where it will eventually kill the colony.
Important: use indoors only; must be kept
away from pets and children.
Ants on the
deck? Slip a few cut up cloves of garlic
between the cracks.
To deter mosquitoes, flies and
|A safe, natural and efficient
alternative to toxic chemical insecticides. The
plant contains an essence that deters disease,
insects and animal predators that might harm the
plant. Although lavender is a scent that is
repellent to insects, it is an important
ingredient in perfume, lotions, shampoos, soaps
and skin care products. Mix 10 to 15 drops of lavender
essential oil in 1 ounce of coconut oil.
Apply to exposed skin to deter mosquitoes, flies
mites are everywhere in the home - in our
beds, clothing, furniture, book shelves
and stuffed animals. For people with
allergies or asthma, dust mites are a
Here's how to reduce the dust mite
population in your home:
essential oil has the ability to kill mites in
linens and household bedding. Add 25 to 30 drops
to the final laundry rinse water. Your laundry
will be free of mites and scented with the
subtle fragrance of refreshing eucalyptus.
Place a few drops of eucalyptus
essential oil on a cotton ball and tuck in
sleeping bags, sofa cushions and pillows.
Essential Oils *
Repels mites, ticks, fleas, spiders,
cockroaches, bedbugs, lice and mites.
essential oil adds a fresh herbaceous and
earthy, natural "green" scent to the air and
effectively neutralizes tobacco, cooking and pet
odors. Add 10 to 12 drops of cedar
essential oil, 4 drops of lemon
essential oil and 4 drops of fir
essential oil to 2 cups of baking soda and 4
tablespoons of borax. Place ingredients in a
bowl and mix well. Sprinkle on carpets and
upholstered furniture. Allow the soda mixture to
remain for 30 minutes. Vacuum well to remove all
soda residue. The soda and borax absorb soil,
oils and odors, leaving your carpets and
furniture fresh and clean. The fragrance of the
essential oils remains in the carpet or
upholstery material and repels mites, ticks,
fleas, spiders, cockroaches, bedbugs, lice and
|Here is a homemade
insecticide recipe for Cockroaches:
8 drops Cypress
10 drops Peppermint
1/2 cup of salt water
Place in a spray bottle, shake well and spray!
Where cockroaches like to hide
best defense against cockroaches is a
clean kitchen and bathroom. If roaches are
a problem in your home or apartment,
vacuum well and wash the area with a
strong soap. Dispose of the vacuum cleaner
bag in a sealed container.
Diatomaceous earth is a safe alternative
which can be sprinkled in areas where
roaches congregate, especially hidden
areas such a cabinet tops and behind
appliances. Harmless to people, the tiny
particles cut the waxy exoskeleton and
kills the insect within 48 hours. For a
week or so after the treatment, the
dehydrating insects will search more
actively for water. Therefore, do not be
surprised if you see roaches more often
after the treatment. Most roaches should
be killed within two weeks of application.
is a natural repellent to cockroaches.
The active ingredient is
nepetalactone, which is non-toxic to
humans and pets. Small cotton balls of
essential oil, can be left in
areas of cockroach activity. A few
drops of Catnip
can also be added to 1/2 cup of water
which can be used as a spray around baseboards
and behind counters.
Keep a spray bottle
of soapy water on hand. Spraying roaches
directly with soapy water will kill
In an empty one
pound coffee can, place 1 or 2 pieces of
bread which have been soaked thoroughly
with beer. Place in areas known to have
It is a little known
fact that roaches like high places. If
you put boric acid on TOP of your
kitchen cabinets (not inside), if space
allows between ceiling and cabinets, the
roaches will take the boric acid to
their nests, killing all of them. Boric
acid is toxic by mouth - keep away from
children and pets.
bay essential oil soaked, cucumber
slices or garlic in the affected area as
Fleas usually gain
entry to your home through your pet or
visitors' pets. For every flea on your
pet, there may be as many as 30 more in
the pet's environment.
Before reaching for pesticides, try
these safer choices:
Add 10 to 12 drops of
essential oil, 4 drops of lemon
essential oil and 4 drops of fir
essential oil to 2 cups of baking soda and 4
tablespoons of borax. Place ingredients in a
bowl and mix well. Sprinkle on carpets and
upholstered furniture. Allow the soda mixture
to remain for 30 minutes. Vacuum well to
remove all soda residue. The soda and borax
absorb soil, oils and odors, leaving your
carpets and furniture fresh and clean. The
fragrance of the essential oils remains in the
carpet or upholstery material and repels the fleas,
spiders, lice and mites.
Bathe and comb your
pet regularly. Use mild soap, not
insecticides. If fleas are found on the
comb, dip the comb in a glass of soapy
Citrus is a natural
flea deterrent. Pour a cup of boiling
water over a sliced lemon. Include the
lemon skin, scored to release more
citrus oil. Let this mixture soak
overnight, and sponge on your dog to
kill fleas instantly. Do not use citrus
oil on cats
brewer's yeast and garlic, or apple
cider vinegar, to your pets' food. However,
it is not advisable to use raw
garlic as a food supplement for
essential oil - and a few drops of cedar
essential oil added to
sleeping mats. Cedar repels many
insects including fleas.
the carpet? The carpet should be
thoroughly vacuumed especially in
low traffic areas, under furniture,
etc. Put flea powder in the vacuum
cleaner bag to kill any fleas that
you vacuum up, and put the bag in an
outdoor garbage bin.
Trap fleas in your home
using a wide, shallow pan
half-filled with soapy water. Place
it on the floor and shine a lamp
over the water. Fleas will jump to
the heat of the lamp and land in the
water. The detergent breaks the
surface tension, preventing the flea
from bouncing out
In the yard or garden, plant
fleabane (Fleabane Daisy Erigeron
speciosus) to repel fleas. This is
an annual growing 16-24" tall with
violet, daisy like flowers.
long-term nontoxic control of fleas,
sprinkle diatomaceous earth where
fleas may occur. You can also rub
diatomaceous earth into the fur of
your cat or dog.
The first line of
defense against mosquitos is to seal
their point of entry. Mosquitos are most
active in the early morning and early
evening. They seek areas of still air
because they are hampered by breezes.
Close windows and doors on the side of
your house which are opposite the
breeze. Then try:
The most important
measure you can take is to remove
standing water sources. Change
birdbaths, wading pools and pet's water
bowl twice a week. Keep your
eaves-troughs clean and well-draining.
Remove yard items that collect water.
Campers often report
that the very best mosquito repellent is
a nontoxic DEET-free repellent.
It is easy to
make a completely natural, safe and powerful
mosquito repellent using essential
oil is a common natural oil used
to repel mosquitoes. The smell of citronella
is offensive to mosquitoes and they will
avoid it. Citronella
must be reapplied about every 45 to 60
minutes, since this oil looses a lot of
its effectiveness after an hour. Citronella
essential oil should be
applied in a spray. To apply as a spray
it must be mixed with water, 50/50, and
poured into a spray bottle.
essential oil has been used as a
mosquito repellent for centuries. Along
with its repellent qualities, it is also
useful to medicate the symptoms from a
mosquito bite. It alleviates the
inflammation and the itching. Lavender
can be applied like perfume, a dab of
pure oil on the wrists and neck. It can
also be mixed 50/50 with water and put
into a spray bottle. Then it can be
sprayed over your body, mixed with Eucalyptus
essential oil, to make a very
powerful mosquito repellent.
oil is a great natural mosquito
repellent. It works well, has a pleasant
smell and is easy on your skin. A
solution made from 30 percent Eucalyptus
and 70 percent water provides about two
hours of protection. It can be
applied like a perfume, dabbing pure Eucalyptus
to the wrists and neck. Pure Eucalyptus
is not as greasy as other essential oils
making it a good choice.
oil with other essential oils,
such as citronella
essential oil, creates a powerful
will add about an hour to the life of
other essential oil mosquito repellents.
oil can safely be used on pets,
children and around the house. In higher
concentrations it can be used to keep
mosquitoes away from certain areas for
hours at a time -- it can be applied to
chairs or tables for an evening sitting
oil doesn't just repel mosquitoes
-- it kills them. If they touch or
inhale the cedarwood mixture, they die
An effective natural
bug repellent, mix one part garlic juice
with 5 parts water in a small spray
bottle. Shake well before using. Spray
lightly on exposed body parts for an
effective repellent lasting up to 5 - 6
hours. Strips of cotton cloth can also
be dipped in this mixture and hung in
areas, such as patios, as a localized
oil is a natural vegetable oil extracted
from the Neem tree in India. The leaves,
seeds and seed oil of the Neem tree
contain sallanin, a compound which has
effective mosquito repelling properties.
oil is a natural product and is safe to
around your yard works as a natural bug
repellent because the flowers give off a
fragrance bugs and flying insects do not
Use mint as a fly
repellent. Small cotton balls with peppermint
essential oil, can be placed around the
home to discourage flies.
essential oils can be soaked in cotton
balls and can be
placed by open windows or doors.
Place a small, open
container of sweet
basil and clover near pet food or
any open food in the house.
A few drops of eucalyptus
oil on a scrap of absorbent cloth will
deter flies. Leave in areas where flies
are a problem.
You can make your
own flypaper with this simple recipe:
Mix 1/4 cup syrup, 1 tbsp. granulated
sugar and 1 tbsp. brown sugar in a small
bowl. Cut strips of brown Kraft paper
and soak in this mixture. Let dry
overnight. To hang, poke a small hole at
the top of each strip and hang with
string or thread.
The best defense
against bed bugs is prevention, and this
is easily achieved in rooms which have
not yet been infected. If there is
presence of bed bugs in a room, then a
thorough cleaning and vacuuming is
required, followed by preventive
measures. Frequent travelers should be
especially alert to early signs of bed
bugs in the home.
The best preventive
measure against bed bugs is to apply
non-toxic diatomaceous earth in the
vicinity of bed bug activity. Be sure to
use food-grade diatomaceous earth. Do
not use pool-grade diatomaceous earth.
Wash all bedding in
hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit or
hotter), adding 10 drops of Tea
Tree essential oil. This will kill
any bedbugs in the bedding.
The most likely
hiding places for bed bugs will be small
cracks and crevices closest to where you
sleep. The mattress and box spring
should be lifted from the frame, and
after vacuuming, sprinkle diatomaceous
earth along the edges of the frame which
holds the box spring. Personal items
such as stuffed animals, blankets, etc.
should be vacuumed and placed in plastic
bags for several weeks.
oil is a great choice for
getting rid of bed bugs. Dilute several
drops with distilled water in a spray bottle
and generously mist the mattress with the
spray after removing all bedding.
Wash all linens with a few drops of X-Plague
and several drops of Cleansing
oil. When changing linens, you can also
mist the mattress with a spray made from
distilled water and several drops of X-Plague.
For extra umph, make the following Bed
Bug Spray Recipe:
- 10 drops of Frankincense
- 6 drops of Eucalyptus
-5 drops of Cedarwood
Combine with 4 oz. Distilled Water in a dark
glass Spritzer bottle.
To eradicate bed bug eggs, make homemade
sachets to place between the mattress and box
springs with cornstarch or baking soda in
cotton tea bags mixed with frankincense, eucalyptus,
If you should sustain any bites from bed
bugs, use Lavender
on the bites.
Seal entry points. Solitary wasps in the
home can be a nuisance; daily sightings
of wasps in the home may indicate inside
nest building, and more attention to the
problem is required. Searching for and
sealing off their point of entry is the
best line of defense. Check your house
for unsealed vents, torn screens, cracks
around windows and door frames and open
dampers. Observe the flight path of a
wasp, especially in the morning, which
may reveal the entry/exit point.
Remove food sources. In spring and early
summer, wasps are attracted to protein
foods. Any food left outdoors, such as
pet food, picnic scraps, open garbage
containers or uncovered compost piles
should be removed or covered. Wasps
imprint food sources, and will continue
to search an area for some time after
the food has been removed.
In late summer and early fall, the wasp
food preference turns to the sweet.
Their behavior is also more aggressive.
Open cans of pop, fruit juice, fallen
apples beneath fruit trees and other
sweet food sources will attract wasps.
Be sure to cover drinks and open food
containers, keep a lid on the compost
and avoid walking barefoot near fruit
trees. Remove any fallen fruit rotting
on the ground.
Avoid swatting. Swatting and squashing
wasps is counterproductive. When a wasp
is squashed, a chemical (pheromone) is
released which attracts and incites
other nearby wasps. It's best to walk
away from a hovering wasp.
Avoid wearing bright colours or floral
patterns. If you look like a big flower,
you may be attracting the curious wasp
looking for nectar.
Minimize use of perfumes and other
strong scents. In the later part of the
summer, wasps are attracted to sweet
Wasps building nests in your bird house?
This common problem can be minimized by
lining the under-roof area with aluminum
foil. Use a staple gun to attach.
Another option is to rub the under-roof
area liberally with bar soap - ordinary
soap like Ivory soap will do. One
application can last through an annual
Make your own Trap:
Use a razor knife to
cut the top from a 2-liter plastic pop
bottle. Cut just above the shoulder of
the bottle. Discard the screw top. Fill
with water about halfway. Coat the neck
with jam, invert it and set back on the
bottle. Use two small pieces
of tape to hold it in place.
Wasps will go down the funnel to get the
jam, but will find it difficult to get
out. Most will drop into the water and
A few drops of dish soap in the
water will make it hard for the wasps to
tread water, and will hasten their
demise. (You can also add a 1/4 cup of
vinegar to the water to discourage
honeybees from entering the trap in
search of water.)
Note: In the spring and early summer,
wasps are attracted to protein-based
baits; use jam or other sweet baits in
later summer and into fall.
Empty the trap daily! As more wasps are
caught, they create a raft on which
other wasps can survive for a
considerable time. Some of these wasps
then find purchase on the plastic of the
bottle and eventually crawl out. The
longer the trap is untended, the more
wasps will manage to escape, which may
result in swarming.
The trap will be most effective if set
about 4' above ground.
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|Why Fix Your Leptin Levels?
High leptin levels have been tied to
high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease
and stroke, as well as blood sugar related
|Leptin is a powerful and
influential hormone produced by your fat
cells. It plays a key role in regulating
energy intake and energy expenditure.
It is a master hormone, and if it is out of
balance or if you are resistant to it, no other
hormones will balance well. Fixing leptin will
also help boost fertility, make weight loss
easier, improve sleep, and lower
|The ideal way to correct
leptin resistance is through your diet. A
strategic whole food diet that emphasizes good
fats and avoids blood sugar spikes will
enhance insulin and leptin sensitivity.
Ever had trouble sticking to a diet?
Want to snack, especially at night?
These are all indications that you could have
some Leptin issues. Leptin is a master hormone
in the body that controls hunger and feelings
of satiety. Leptin is secreted by adipose
(fat) tissue, so the more overweight a person
is, typically, the higher his leptin levels.
( “Hmm, let’s get some “Insulin: release!” But
we can heavily influence our hormonal
responses through the things we do, the stress
we undergo, the foods we eat, the weights we
lift, and the sleep we get.)
Leptin is the lookout hormone – the
gatekeeper of fat metabolism, monitoring how
much energy your body takes in. It surveys and
maintains the energy balance in the body, and
it regulates hunger via three pathways:
- By counteracting the effects of
neuropeptide Y, a potent feeding stimulant
secreted by the hypothalamus and certain gut
- By counteracting the effects of
anandamide, another feeding stimulant.
- By promoting the production of a-MSH, an
Leptin is also directly tied to
insulin levels. Many people
these days are Leptin resistant and there are
many health problems tied to this problem.
High leptin levels have been tied to high
blood pressure, obesity, heart disease and
stroke, as well as blood sugar related
High levels of Leptin and the accompanying
leptin resistance can also decrease fertility,
age you more quickly and contribute to
obesity. If you’re trying to lose weight or
improve a health problem, chances are you have
Leptin resistance. If you can’t seem to stick
to health changes, chances are you have Leptin
In other words, if you want to make lasting
health changes or lose weight and keep it off,
you have to fix your leptin. The good news is:
if you’ve failed at diets or health changes in
the past, it was likely because you failed to
regulate your Leptin levels and doing so can
help you finally make lasting changes.
|Leptin resistance and
its related problems are a complex problem
involving the endocrine system and reversing
them requires more than simple calorie
restriction or will power.
|The Downward Spiral:
Leptin is the satiety hormone produced by fat
cells, so it would seem logical that those with
more fat cells would produce more Leptin, which
would signal the body to eat less food and
weight would normalize. This over-simplified
idea is great in theory, but doesn’t always
occur, especially in those with damaged
metabolisms or endocrine problems (which
includes most overweight people).
The problem is not in the production of leptin,
but rather, studies show that the majority of
overweight individuals who are having difficulty
losing weight have a leptin resistance, where
the leptin is unable to produce its normal
effects to stimulate weight loss. This leptin
resistance is sensed as starvation, so multiple
mechanisms are activated to increase fat stores,
rather than burn excess fat stores. Leptin
resistance also stimulates the formation of
reverse T3, which blocks the effects of thyroid
hormone on metabolism.
So, the person is eating excess food but
the body thinks it is starving and tells the
person to eat more. It’s easy to see how this
cycle could contribute to weight gain!
|Factors That Contribute
to Leptin Resistance:
As with all hormone issues, Leptin resistance
is a complex issue with no singular cause, but
there are many factors that can negatively
impact Leptin levels including:
- Fructose consumption (especially in forms
like High Fructose Corn Syrup)
- High stress levels
- Consumption of a lot of simple carbs
- Lack of sleep
- High insulin levels (vicious cycle
- Exercising too much, especially if your
hormones are already damaged
- Grain and lectin consumption
|How To Fix Leptin
This is a complex problem, but not an
irreversible one. In short, the
(non-negotiable) factors that will help
improve leptin response are:
- Eating little to no simple starches,
refined foods, sugars and fructose
- Consuming a large amount of protein and
healthy fats first thing in the morning, as
soon after waking as possible. This promotes
satiety and gives the body the building
blocks to make hormones. My go-to is a large
scramble with 2-3 eggs, vegetables and left
over meat from the night before cooked in
- Be in bed by ten (no excuses) and optimize
- Get outside during the day, preferably
barefoot on the ground, in mid-day sun with
some skin exposed. There are many reasons
this is helpful.
- DON’T SNACK!!! When you are constantly
eating, even small amounts, during the day
it keeps your liver working and doesn’t give
hormones a break. Try to space meals at
least 4 hours apart and don’t eat for at
least 4 hours before bed. This includes
drinks with calories - but herbal
teas, water, coffee or tea without cream or
sugar are fine.
- Don’t workout at first. If you are really
Leptin resistant, this will just be an
additional stress on the body. Let your body
heal a little first, then add in the
- When you do exercise, do only sprints and
weight lifting. Walk or swim if you want to
but don’t do cardio just for the sake of
cardio. It’s just a stress on the body. High
intensity and weight lifting, on the other
hand, give the hormone benefits of working
out without the stress from excess cardio
and are great after the first few weeks.
Also, workout in the evening, not the
morning, to support hormone levels.
- Remove toxins from your life as these are
a stress on your body. Getting rid of
processed foods, commercial deodorants (now
deoderant stick) and comercial soap (use
microfiber) will go a long way!
- Eat (or take) more Omega-3s (fish,
grassfed meats, chia seeds) and minimize
your Omega-6 consumption (vegetable oils,
conventional meats, grains, etc) to get
lower inflammation and help support healthy
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