Use a Homemade Organic Bug Spray to Get Rid of Pests

Use this safe, dishsoap-based homemade organic bug spray to get rid of pests like gnats, flies and bugs.
By R. Adams
August/September 2000
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Want a homemade organic bug spray that is an earth-friendly gnat, fly and bug repellent?
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An earth-friendly gnat, fly and bug repellent: a homemade organic bug spray made of dish liquid rids you of pests. 

Want a homemade organic bug spray that is an earth-friendly gnat, fly and bug repellent? Forget all of those nasty bug sprays: I use dish liquid in a spray bottle. Just add some water and boom! They don't enjoy that company!

R. Adams
Logan, OH
 








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Mamalady
9/4/2013 10:59:26 PM
Enough water to thin the dish soap down so it will spray easily from the spray bottle. Some spray caps require thinner liquid than others. Experiment!

Deane
9/4/2013 9:10:50 AM
How much dish detergent to how much water??








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