Here's an oldie with a twist. Use pieces of garden hose or other tubing to soften the jaws of slip-joint or other pliers so you can grip plated surfaces without damage. The twist? Size them so you can slide them up the handles to keep them handy.
HOMEMADE MOSQUITO/ANT/FLEA REPELLENT Ingredients: litre of alcohol 100 gram of whole cloves 100 ml of baby oil or similar (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc) Preparation: Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days Stir every morning
Tutorial: eco-friendly firepit starters AND mosquito tip: " throw a stick of sage into the fire. The sage scented smoke that the fire will emit keeps mosquitos and other annoying bugs at bay for the entire area" HOORAY! Those Mosquitos love me!