Don't let these pests spoil summer fun.


Funny ???  maybe not when you're the target! click on the picture to enlarge

 I reposting this..time to make up another batch of my "Paul Harvey" bug I can enjoy my porch on nice cool afternoons..I've used this 3 summers now..and it works.  If you have a yard, spray around the grassy area's and patio's ..the recipe is listed below..  Happy "bite" free summer.


THE GOOD OLE SUMMER TIME !! June 21st, 2019...prepare for battle !


We look forward to summer and all the great things we can do outdoors.  The winter blahs are behind us, time to go to the park, the beach, the forest, time for gardening, golf, tennis, hiking, you name it, it's that time for fun under the warm sun.  "As soon as the rains go away"..


ALAS AND ALACK ! and oh pooey too!  summer brings out the pests that can spoil your fun.


I have a problem with stinging pests, not just bee's, hornet's, etc. but that blood-sucking mosquito also.  I will get a quarter size or larger welt that takes forever to stop pinching and itching.  


I recently read about a girl's very bad reaction from a mosquito bite.  Seems there are more and new bad bugs out there now. With all the rain that some area's of the country has had, the mosquito population is going to be huge.  Now more than ever it's important to protect ourselves and our loved ones from these nasties! 


This will be my second summer after I moved into an apartment with a very nice porch and view.  I was able to sit outside enjoying the weather and relax with a good book. Last year I looked for repellants that are natural and would not irritate my skin, lungs, etc.


I found a good recipe for a natural repellant, one Paul Harvey used for over 20 years and proclaimed it WORK'S !!  Not only does it work but it protects the yard or the area you spray for at least 2 months..I sprayed my wood porch and railings etc. The apartment management is comes regularly to spray for those other stinging pests, like bees, and hornets. I am happy about that. But I want the added protection.  The following recipe did work for me.. I offer it to you to enjoy mosquito free time also.


Here is the recipe, I would love to hear from you about its success in your yard or on your porch. 

Here it is,



3 bottles of cheap beer, or cans. open and let it get stale. 12oz. bottles or cans

3 cups of Epsom salt, that amounts to 1.5 liter lavendar scent is good too

1 bottle of cheap blue mouthwash, have to check out how many ounces in a large bottle???  or mint scent at the $1.00 store..or walmarts equate. 




A hint about mixing the Epsom salts..they have to dissolve completely or they  will clog the spray nozzle..use a coffee filter to strain      


Mix all together until salt is properly diluted.  Pour into spray bottles

Make sure to buy bottles that send out a spray not a stream..


 The words cheap really helps, you may be aware of so many products on the market are very expensive and do they work as well? Are they safe for the environment and our bodies??? Paul Harvey's recipe worked and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg to try it out.  Check your dollar store for the ingredients..



Enjoy your summer and stay free of bug bites!


Remember, This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it                                                                                                   Psalm 118:24










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17.04 | 06:56

Happy Easter, Geri!
This post is beautiful!

06.04 | 16:30

Good words to remember and live by…Thanks

10.03 | 07:19

It’s quality of friends not quantity , I always say. I love that picture of Jacob at Fred Howard park with is little friend. Love ya, Aunt Geri

10.03 | 07:02

This made me smile again about 3 years later. Thanks for sharing again.

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