\1 t Boraxo
\10 drops Liquid Castille soap
\10 drops Texas Cedarwood oil
\2.5 C Water
\This works both for hand application and with my Scott sprayer. Here
\are the hand application notes:
\Spray this on then sponge or wipe (with a paper towel or rag). Use
\this to clean before painting and also to kill or prevent insects
\and spiders. (Boraxo is sodium borate).
\-Wear a hat and a coat (or something) to cover up and protect from
\-Wear safety googles and a dust mask. The extra protection (E99?)
\masks are good as they seal around the mouth and nose. Avoid
\breathing the spray and contact with eyes.
\-I have found it to be effective for keeping spiders away when
\sprayed on the outside of my house.
\-I have experimented with its use in the bushes and foliage around
\my house in an area that seemed to be infested with chiggers. I
\sprayed the area thoroughly but I haven't ventured back in to learn
\if the chiggers are gone.
\-I like the smell. Hint of cedar. Delightful.