The readymade bug sprays are very harmful for human health as well as the environment, as they contain many harmful chemicals including the N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET).
There are many herbal remedies that can protect us from the nuisance of bugs. Combining those herbs with a little bit of technology is a good way to know how to make a bug spray at home.
List of Homemade Repellants
Take 2 tablespoons of any strong mint soap available and mix it up with a gallon of clean water. It is very effective when sprayed directly on the carpenter ants. Spray a little bit on the foliage of your plantation to evade several other insects too. Do not spray too much on the foliage as the soapy water may burn some plantations.
Add 2/3 cup of hot pepper (chopped) into 3 cups of boiling water and boil the mixture for some time. Strain the mixture to remove the pepper particles. This is really effective to evade ants and some small insects. But, do not spray it directly on the foliage as well as avoid its contact with the eyes.
Before applying this mixture on your skin, make sure you have covered the skin with a layer of jojoba oil.
Try making these bug sprays at home, they are really easy to make. Moreover, they are effective insect repellents. Learning how to make a homemade bug spray is the easiest way to get rid of all the bugging insects that cause trouble in your daily life.