Congratulations to Jody Rumsey of Price Co Foods our Working Woman of the Week this week on Star 92.7!!!
Here’s the list of Natural Pest Repellants from todays Steve Jackson Show on Star 92.7!
NATURAL PEST REPELLANTS:
Cats love catnip. Mosquitoes? Not so much. According to Science Daily, catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET. Grow it in your garden or apply undiluted catnip oil to the skin for up to two hours of protection.
Flies hate the smell of basil. To discourage them, place pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. Don’t have enough sun for potted basil? Put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong.
Spiders are not fond of citrus. In a spray bottle, mix water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice. Wipe your countertops with the mixture or spray down doorways and windowsills. You can deter spiders in your garden by spreading around lemon, orange, or lime peels.
Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other surfaces—anywhere you’ve spotted ants. For best results, repeat this several times a day. Doing so destroys the scent trails that ants use to navigate.
A pair of barn owls and their brood can eat over 3,000 mice in a nesting season. Attract them to your property with an owl box, if a quiet rafter or tree crook is not available. Should the food supply be dependable, the same owls may return season after season.
Alternately salting and vacuuming your ﬂoors will kill ﬂea eggs. But since fleas have a three-day reproduction cycle, you have to be diligent: Salt every day for nine days and vacuum every third day. Don’t forget to empty the vacuum every time, or the live ones will crawl right back out again!
Trap fruit ﬂies with this simple approach: Fill a glass three-quarters full with vinegar or cider vinegar, then add six to eight drops of dishwashing liquid, and fill to the top with warm water. Gruesomely effective.
Who could call Bambi a pest? A gardener. Many have had luck deterring deer with Irish Spring soap. Hang it or spike it to a stake near things that deer like to eat. Alternatively, sprinkle shavings or small chunks on the ground.
Congratulations to Joyce Cholez of Curtis Creek Elementary our Working Woman of the Week on Star 92.7!!!!
Congratulations to Kathleen Brennan our Working Woman of the Week on Star 92.7 (who was nominated by her kids!)
Listen in as Darren Mills from the Board of Directors of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee talks with Steve Jackson on Star 92.7 about all the fun in Angels Camp starting today!
If you know Brenda Barnhart of Skyline Place be sure to congratulate her on winning this weeks Star 92.7 Working Woman of the Week!!!
The newly Crowned Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo Queen Lorna Job talks with Steve Jackson on Star 92.7!
Join us in congratulating Doreen Kwasniki of THREE Businesses in Columbia State Park our Star 92.7 Working Woman of the Week!!!!
Congratulations to Sheila Mortier of King’s View our Star 92.7 Working Woman of the Week!!!!!