10. Use spices to control insects in the garden
You don’t have to use harsh pesticides to control small-insect infestation outdoors. If ants are swarming on your garden path, add 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (or another strong-smelling ground spice, such as ground cloves or dry mustard) to 1 cup sifted white flour and sprinkle the mixture on and around the pests They’ll vanish within the hour. Sweep the dry mix into the garden or yards instead of trying to hose it off; water will just make it gooey.