Natural pesticide-Cloves

I am glad that I am born in a country which is rich in producing spices. Every spice has its own benefits.

In Ayurveda, cloves are used as a medicine for tooth decay.

Clove is a natural pesticide, this tip was shared to me by my mom.

You will be surprised to know that Cloves are natural pesticides. Most of the pests cannot stand to the smell of cloves.  Specially when the climate is humid, there will be a lot of ants around sweet foods. Whenever I see the ants marching up into sugar container, I just add 5 or 6 cloves to sugar or any food which is attacked by ants. It always surprises me how such a small clove repels ants.

Cloves repel most of the insects or pests that invade food items. I usually put some cloves in sugar, rice, sooji or any other food items which are prone to be attacked by pests.

Natural Pesticide-Cloves

What do you use as Natural pesticide? Do comment below.

 

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