Natural and Dog Safe Pest Repellents

Natural and Dog Safe Pest Repellents

Natural and Dog Safe Pest Repellents

If you want to keep your yard pest free this growing season and want to go pesticide free for your pet pest repellent we have you covered. Well the good news is, you do have other options. You can easily and inexpensively treat your yard for pests while still leaving it safe for your dogs. Take a look below at some natural and dog safe pest repellents that you can try this year. They are a great way to keep your yard pest free without the use of harsh chemicals.

6 Natural and Dog Safe Pest Repellents

1. Aphid repellent.
Keep aphids at bay by attracting ladybugs to your yard. Plant plenty of ground cover and put out shallow dishes of water and ladybugs will flock to your flower beds. They will eat the aphids that would otherwise dine on your plants. You might want to make sure that the water is not stagnant because that would attract mosquitoes and frogs to lay their eggs and that is completely different issue.

2. Slug catcher.
You can catch slugs in your yard by placing a little beer in a shallow dish, then tuck the dish in your shrubs and flower beds. Slugs will smell the beer, crawl in, and drown. This is an easy and chemical free way to say goodbye to those slimy slugs. Just make sure the beer is not in a location that your dog can get to. Alcohol is toxic to dogs and requires an immediate vet visit but as long as you are aware of where you put it or use a container your dog cannot get into you will get rid of the snails and slugs.

3. Snails be gone.
Crush up egg shells and sprinkle them around your plants. Snails hate the feeling of the shells and won’t want to climb over them. This is a great way to protect flowers and hostas that they would love to nibble on. If there is no way to keep the beer away from the dogs this is a solution that will keep your dogs safe and help feed your garden as the egg shells break down.

4. Soapy spray.
You can always add a few teaspoons of dish soap to a spray bottle and add some hot water. Mix up the solution well and spray it directly onto plants that need pest protection. This concoction works wonders. You will need to reapply after a rainstorm and every week or so but it will keep the bugs from your plants.

5. Coffee and Citrus to rid your garden of frogs.
Frogs are a huge issue for us because Davinia and Indiana think they are something to hunt. Especially when the frogs stand completely still until they are directly beneath either of the dogs and decide it is time to hop. Only they hop right into their mouths 🙁 Frogs have a toxin in their body that is poisonous to dogs We wrote an entire post about how to get rid of frogs without chemicals.

6. Ants eating Grits
No it is not a Southern thing. It is a way to rid your house and yard of ants. Check out How to Get Rid of Ant Beds without Chemicals.

You don’t need to fill your yard with chemicals to keep it pest free. Instead, give these tricks a try and enjoy a yard that is safe for your plants and your pups!

What other natural ways do you keep pests out of your garden?

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  1. Oh my ants had better be very scared! I’m going to serve them some grits!
    M. K. Clinton recently posted..How to Help Shelter Dogs for FreeMy Profile

  2. Hi-
    I LOVED this article. I wrote an article taking a different angle. I wrote about how to keep pests off of dogs. LOL I think our articles go very well together. You can find the article on my website.
    Janie recently posted..Natural Flea & Tick RepellentMy Profile

  3. Thanks for the info! I’m going to try the grits technique ASAP.
    Heidi recently posted..Plaster Dipped FlowersMy Profile

  4. I have tried the slug catcher with beer and that works! I keep my dogs out of this by placing it in an old cool whip container, place the top on, and cut out a small hole on the top. Slugs will still crawl in and it keeps my dogs out. Thanks for the other tips 😉
    Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey recently posted..Gluten-free Lemon Crepes with Lemon Cream Cheese FillingMy Profile

  5. This is such a helpful and timely post. We’re going to be starting our landscaping projects soon and we’re both very concerned about what we use in the yard, because of our dogs.

    Thank you.
    Kimberly Gauthier recently posted..10 Reasons Why Dogs Make Being 43 Better than Being 33My Profile

  6. Awesome tips! Thanks so much for sharing these. The eggshell treatment for slugs is now on my to-do list. pinned. found at monday funday. Have a greatr week.
    Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood recently posted..Salted Preserved LemonsMy Profile

  7. I’m always looking for natural diy recipes around the home and garden. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  8. Such great info!!! I’ll be trying the grits one for sure! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday. Pinning to our board


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