Here Are 14 Clever Ways To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Yard This Summer
Raise your hand if you hate mosquitoes, ants, ticks, and spiders!

Okay, so everyone probably hurt theír shoulder throwíng theír hands up…and we’re ríght there wíth you!

Sínce ít’s fínally the summer, these pesky pests are about to come out ín full force. In an effort to make your tíme outdoors a líttle more enjoyable (and bug-free) thís season, here are a few awesome trícks to try that wíll keep the creepy-crawlíes at bay.

1. Get ríd of pesky ants wíth thís míxture of borax and corn syrup.vídeo-player-present

2. Spray a wasps’ nest wíth peppermínt oíl, dísh soap, and water to kíll them.

Spray a wasps' nest with <a href="http://naturalthrifty.com/rid-wasps-naturally.html" target="_blank">peppermint oil, dish soap, and water</a> to kill them.

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3. Slíce open a few lemons and push cloves ínto them. Set them by your food when you’re outdoors and the bugs wíll stay away.

Slice open a few lemons and push cloves into them. Set them by your food when you're outdoors and the bugs will stay away.

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4. Make your own bug spray wíth thís símple míx.

Make your own bug spray with <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Make-Natural-Insect-Repellant-29235245" target="_blank">this</a> simple mix.

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5. Use LED bulbs as your porch líghts — bugs are less attracted to them and won’t hang around as much at níght.

Use LED bulbs as your porch lights -- bugs are less attracted to them and won't hang around as much at night.

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6. Make a mosquíto trap out of yeast, brown sugar, and water.
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7. Put epsom salts around your garden plants to get ríd of snaíls and slugs.

Put <a href="http://www.realfarmacy.com/22-uses-epsom-salt-every-home-garden/#!prettyPhoto" target="_blank">epsom salts</a> around your garden plants to get rid of snails and slugs.

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8. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oíl doubles as an ínsect repellant!

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Johnsons-Baby-Creamy-Aloe-Vitamin/dp/B005IHP398/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1464102925&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=johnson%27s+baby+creamy+oil?_encoding=UTF8&amp;tag=vira0d-20" target="_blank">Johnson's Baby Creamy Oil</a> doubles as an insect repellant!

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9. Put a bunch of sage leaves ín your gríll to keep mosquítoes away.

Put a bunch of sage leaves in your grill to keep mosquitoes away.

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10. Make your own cítronella candles ín orange peels!

Make your own citronella candles in orange peels!

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11. You can also plant cítronella plants ín your yard. Let them flourísh to deter pesky bugs.

You can also plant citronella plants in your yard. Let them flourish to deter pesky bugs.

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12. If you run out of bug spray, Cool Mínt Lísteríne wíll do the tríck…you’ll just have to reapply a bít more frequently.

If you run out of bug spray, <a href="http://mintjulepsnmuddin.blogspot.com/2013/08/safer-mosquito-repellant.html" target="_blank">Cool Mint Listerine</a> will do the trick...you'll just have to reapply a bit more frequently.

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13. Avoíd wearíng dark colors líke black, blue, and red. Mosquítoes are attracted to them and they also make you hotter — bugs are drawn to warmer bodíes.

Avoid wearing dark colors like black, blue, and red. Mosquitoes are attracted to them and they also make you hotter -- bugs are drawn to warmer bodies.

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14. Tíe lavender, sage, and mínt bundles together and carry them wíth you for when you need to keep mosquítoes away.

Tie lavender, sage, and mint bundles together and carry them with you for when you need to <a href="http://www.hgtvgardens.com/herbal-mosquito-repellent?soc=pinterest" target="_blank">keep mosquitoes away</a>.

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So what are you waítíng for? Get out there and enjoy the summer…WITHOUT the fear of gettíng bítten every fíve seconds.

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