Most households prefer using natural beetle repellents not only because they are safe to use, but also convenient to use. Commonly used natural beetle repellents are some oils and herbs that have natural repelling effects, and several of these can be found in the grocery stores and can be easily prepared. Although natural beetle repellents are effective, large quantities of it are mostly needed to ensure the desirable effect to the beetles.
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These are some natural beetle repellents:
Camphor is a white, transparent solid, with a strong aromatic odor. It is derived from the wood of camphor laurel or other plants that has repellent properties. It can be used a natural beetle repellent. Although it has repellent effects, it is only used in a small area for a short period of time because of the momentary effect of camphor.
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A mixture of water, canola oil and ivory soap can also be used as a natural beetle repellent. It can be sprayed on leaves, as the oil smothers the beetles.
There are a variety of plants that you can add to your lawn or infested area that have repelling effects on beetles. It can be inter-plantings of Mirabilis, larkspur, white geraniums, red and dwarf buckeyes whose flowers can poison the beetles. Leaves of the castor bean tree can also be a natural beetle repellent. These plants may be poisonous to individuals too, an extra care must be observed when having them around the house.
Milky Spore is also a natural beetle repellent wherein it is spread like a infection to the grubs (larvae of beetles). This can be passed from one beetle to the other, and is for long-term use because it multiplies over time, even if it is inactive or just hanging around the grubs to infect them.