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  • Writer's pictureKim Johnson

DIY Weed & Mosquito Control Recipes

Just 3 Ingredients Each!

Spring is almost here, and with the warmer weather come the dreaded weeds & mosquitos! Our neighbor and I have been sharing the DIY remedies we use to keep both pests away. We both swear they work... who knows if it's true or not. But both are certainly better for the environment and cheaper than commercial products!

Give them a try and let me know what you think! (And if you have any similar DIY concoctions, please let me know about those too!)


DIY Weed Killer

Make sure you spray on a sunny afternoon when the weeds are not damp from dew.


  • 1 gallon white vinegar

  • 2 cups epsom or table salt

  • 1/4 cup Dawn dishwashing soap


  1. Pour the vinegar, dish soap, and salt into a spray bottle. Shake until combined.

  2. Let settle for 2 minutes, then spray the weeds. Make sure you soak the entire weed with the formula.

  3. Let sit for a day then come back to dead weeds!


DIY Mosquito Repellent


  • big bottle cheap blue mouthwash

  • 3 cups epsom salt

  • 3 stale 12 oz beers (cheaper the better)


  1. Combine all 3 ingredients & shake up to combine.

  2. Spray anywhere outdoors that you want to repel mosquitos.

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