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4 Safe and Organic Pest Repellents

No toxic insecticides here, and most of them can be found in your kitchen!

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Photography: Mother Earth Living (Main Photo)

Ants, roaches, mosquitoes, and the occasional termite—no matter how clean your home is, and even if you live high up in a condo unit, these bugs keep on crawling and flying back!

If you are afraid of using DEET-laden insecticides commonly available at the supermarkets (DEET or diethyltoluamide is the main chemical in insect repellents, and just to let you know, it was first used as an agricultural pesticide back in the day), perhaps you can consider more natural ways of de-bugging your home.

Organic insect repellents are non-toxic and safe to use, especially if you have kids, and most of them are actual food ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. Here are a few:

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