We all simply hate pests. Ants, cockroaches, fleas; whatever it is, we don’t want to share our living space with them. But, we also don’t want to ruin our home with invasive chemicals in order to get rid of them.
Luckily, there are more natural ways to deal with home pests. Take a look at these 12 fabulous methods:
First Off, Vacuum, Wash and Clean EVERYTHING In Your Home
If you want to deal with fleas effectively, first, you must destroy their larvae, and eggs as well. This means you have to wash, clean and vacuum your house thoroughly especially the dark corners because fleas are not fans of the sunlight.
Put Salt On Your Carpet
Salt your carpet with a substantial layer in order to kill all the fleas. Leave the salt for at least 1 or 2 days. Next, thoroughly vacuum.
Make A Natural Oil Spray That Deters The Fleas
Use natural oils such as rosemary, citronella, and others to create a flea spray. These sprays are natural and more importantly, chemical-free.
Use These Household Ingredients To Put Ants Off Their Trail
If you can see where ants are in order to destroy the ant trails, put the following ingredients on their trail: petroleum jelly, cinnamon oil, white vinegar, lemon juice, peppermint oil, or talcum powder.
Also, put duct tape on the so-called, ’entry points’. You can also draw a line with a piece of chalk. If you don’t want to be annoyed with ants while on a picnic, put water containers under table legs. This will repel ants for sure.
Dishwashing Detergent To Deter Fleas
Dishwashing detergent turns to be a great thing if you want to get rid of fleas.
First, try this trick: Pour a small amount of a dishwashing detergent into a bowl. Next, put a candle in the middle to draw the fleas. And watch the fleas trapped in the liquid.
Secondly, wash your pets ( always try small amounts to avoid allergies) with detergent in order to both keep their fur clean and kill the possible fleas on their fur.
Set A Jar Trap For Roaches
Roaches need water, so put a jar in a place where you spot the roaches. Fill the jar with water and wait. Roaches love water so this is a perfect trap for them. You can also add a few coffee grounds. This will make the trap even more attractive.
Trap Or Bait Ants
Put some honey in a bowl. The ants will get stuck there. A perfect, easy trap.
Mix borax with sugar (1:3 ratio). Sugar will draw the ants and borax will do the rest by poisoning them. Also, this way, the ants will poison others from the colony by carrying the poison around.
Identify Where The Ant Nest Is
If you want to get rid of the ants, first, you should deal with the queen because she’s responsible for their reproduction.
Pour boiling water where you think the nest is and this will surely destroy them all.
Make Roaches Starve
The best and most effective way to kill roaches is to leave them without water.
Also, keep your kitchen neat and tidy. No crumbs – no roaches!
Keep Roaches Away With Combining These Natural Substances
You can make your own homemade concoction for roaches. Use mint oil, cedar, cucumber, and lemon. These natural substances smell great but also kill roaches at the same time.
Bait Roaches With This Mixture
Make your own roach bait with a mixture of sugar, Boric acid, and flour. Next, be patient, it takes time to destroy the roaches.
This one is really easy. Mix water and soap. Spray it straight at the roaches and get rid of them immediately because it’s possible they will quickly recover from this spray.
Try these homemade remedies in order to deal with the pests but also to secure a healthy and safe environment for you, your family and pets.
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