Pests in the house are a nuisance that no one deserves. They can infiltrate your cupboard as well as your kitchen cabinets. It can be hard to protect everything from these bugs as they are sneaky most of the times.
Getting rid of pests is hard, but not impossible. There are a couple of pesticides in the market that can help you out, but they are rarely helpful. Sometimes, they don’t bother the insects at all. The biggest concern of all is that these chemicals are not what we would call ‘friendly’. They can harm the pests but are also hazardous for you. The best solution is to use natural remedies.
Here are some home-made pest control remedies for you!
Natural Ant Poison
Everyone has ants in their homes, but how many of you have had a first-hand experience of an ant-infestation? One or two ants seem innocent enough, but sometimes they gang up and invade your kitchen.
The legendary mixture of borax and corn syrup is tried and tested by many people. If the borax solution doesn’t help, you can always find out more about the most effective ant poisons to buy
Essential Oils Spray
The first step to deal with indoor pests is by keeping them from coming into your house in the first place. While it may seem like a trick question, it is possible to let the insects know that your house is out of bounds. A spray of vinegar and essential oils outside of your doors will be effective in keeping off the ants and flies.
Mix water with white vinegar, and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil (insects hate the smell of peppermint), basil essential oil and lemon essential oil. This solution will help repel the bugs.
Lemon and Orange
Who knew fruits would also be able to help you keep off the bugs. Fruits like lemon and orange have a citrus smell. You may love this smell, but the insects don’t, that is exactly what will help you get rid of them.
Make a spray by mixing lemon juice, orange essential oils and water. Add liquid soap to make it more effective because it is a major ingredient in many pest control remedies.
Fresh Basil Leaf
Basil leaves have a dual purpose! Not only do these leaves repel the flies effectively, but they also have an incredible minty smell
Flies can be really annoying during summers. All it takes is a half-opened door or window, and in less than a minute, there will be flies all over the place. The irritating thing about flies is that they love to sit on edible items, and that means they are extremely unhygienic.
You can place pots of fresh basil plants near your door and windows. It will cut down on the insect invasion, and your house will also smell great!
Use these natural remedies today and say goodbye to the pests in your house!
About the Author:
Cora James is a blogger who loves to write about home improvement as well as its maintenance. She is an extrovert, believes in creativity and loves to re-model almost everything! You can read more about her posts at https://www.pestwiki.com/category/blog/.