Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellent
LESLIE: Maisy, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?
MAISY: Just asking about – how can you get rid of the gnats going in through your house?
TOM: They’re eating you up, huh?
MAISY: Yes. I’m about gone.
TOM: Well, one of the things that you can do is to create a somewhat natural bug repellent. You take apple-cider vinegar, put it in a small bowl and then add in a surfactant, like dishwashing detergent – just a bit of that – mix it together. And then you cover that bowl with like plastic wrap and you put a few holes in it so that the bugs can get in there but they can’t get out of there. And they’ll be attracted to that.
It ends up being sort of a one-way trap, though. Because once they get in there, they can’t get out.
MAISY: I love that idea.