Anyone Know of a Natural Insect Repellent?

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  1. river

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    I keep my apartment clean but you know how sometimes people move in and bring their friends with them. Spring and summer are drawing nigh so I'd like to use a natural repellent to keep the wild life out of here.

    I know that ants will not cross a line of pepper but I don't know if that works for the common house pest.
     
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    The weather has gotten warm and the world is coming to life. I was hoping someone could help me with this before that life came in here..

    My father in law once teased me for thinking I am the only person in Paris who's not supposed to have roaches. But poison makes me ill. Please someone help me before they get here.
     
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    Thanks PurpleMoons,

    I've also seen on several other sites that catnip is a good repellent. bayleaves, mint oil, cucumber slices.

    I got some catnip from WalMart, simmered it in a saucepan to make a tea and put it in a spray bottle to spray along baseboards. I also put the open bag of catnip on the counter. Sooooo we shall see what we shall see.
     
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    Wonderful Sister!

    I'll be waiting for you to share what you make out it.
    Theres this plant they sell at my local supermarket every summer. They say its also a mosquita repellent. I don't remember the name of it, but when it comes on the market again, I'll let you know.

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    Thanks purple.

    Well it seems to be working although it may be too early to tell.I hadn't had a lot of them this time of year. Before I put the catnip down I say one on the kitchen wall. To me it was just a little dark mark on the wall that I knew was not supposed to be there. I was eating a sandhich from subway and all the time it did not move. Not that I have a stomach of stone but I was hungry and this is my apartment. I pay the rent here. When I finished eating I got up and took my napkin to smash it. That's when it started running. I think I got it but I'm not sure cuz it disappeared when it crossed my central vision. I scan the walls and sink with my peripheral vision everday and since I put the catnip down haven't seen any wildlife.

    (knocking on wood, crossing fingers, tows and eyes.)
     
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