This DIY Bed Bug Trap Is Cheap, Shows Signs of an Infestation Early
Most bed bug traps and tests can cost $50 or more, but this DIY trap is so simple and cheap that the researchers that came up with it want people to try it themselves. Ideally, it'll catch the earliest stages of an infestation, when the critters are easiest to eradicate. All you need is sugar, water, and yeast.
Mattress freshening spritz with essential oils. Mix 1 cup of water, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops rosemary, 10 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops clove & 1 teaspoon of vodka (acts as an emulsifier). Antibacterial and refreshing! From Camp Wander.
These copper bands are one of the best, non-harmful slug repellants around. Slugs and snails hate copper because it causes a harmless electric shock-like reaction when they come into contact with it, so they crawl away. Bend them into rings and push them into the soil at the base of your plant.