Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this???? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant! I've also heard it will keep the cats out.
Suspend a canvas tent over a sandbox to provide shade. looks like a ship. Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! Haven't tried this but I do know that a similar amount of red pepper (possibly paprika--you'd have to experiment) keeps cats from sneaking in and using it as a litter box. It works well in the landscaping, too, if a neighbor's or wild cat sprays.
Keep this in mind if you start seeing lots of spiders around your place. Natural spider killer or preventer... take one cup of vingar, one cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows; refresh after it rains.