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Household Uses for Cayenne Pepper | Care2 Healthy Living

Household Uses for Cayenne Pepper | Care2 Healthy Living

Paweł Zawistowski/stock.xchng By Adam Verwymeren, Networx The fiery bite of cayenne pepper can make food sing with flavor, but did you know that this dried spice also has many practical uses around the home, too? Here are the top seven ways you can put cayenne to work around your home. 1. Protect your bird feeder: According to a plant regulatory officer from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, birds are immune to the sting of chili peppers, while we mammals are most certainly not. By adding a little cayenne to your bird feed, you can ensure the food goes to the birds, while bullying squirrels are kept at bay. 2. Get rid of ants: Ants are insidious creatures, exploiting any opening in your home to get at your food. Try cayenne pepper for a natural ant control solution. 3. Curb kitty’s curiosity: Cats are fiends for cables and cords. I have no idea why, but the mere...

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