Homemade pesticide: To keep snails and ants away use beer.
Place beer in pie tin and set tin into dirt, level with the ground.
Bugs don't like dead bugs: Gather together a collection of dead bugs, place in a blender with water; strain the mix until spraying consistency.
Tiny pests attacking your house plants: Take a tip from your dog and ring them with a flea collar; then cover the plants with plastic bags. Remove in two days and the plants will be bug free.
From Heloise: To keep bugs away, mix garlic, hot peppers and water in the blender. Pour into a spray bottle and apply to plants. You also can put hot sauce on a cotton ball in a house plant pot to repel pests.
This information comes from the HOME SHOW Newsletter #250 in celebration of their 250th newsletter publication. It is compiled from information contained in their newsletters #101 - 249.
Posted on GEnie by S.KERR7 [QueenTester], Nov 28, 1992 MM by Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$ 71511,2253, GT Cookbook echo moderator, net/node 004/005