How to get rid of insects in the house?

October 15, 2021 - ,

Getting rid of bugs, spiders, ants, and flies is always a challenging task. Especially considering the fact that many species of insects entering our homes can be venomous. Some insects are attacking our homes by the whole swarm and are really difficult to make away with. We should not explain to you why living in your house becomes better without any pesky critters but we can help you to come up with some ideas for a homemade pest solution.

You should not waste your time walking in a supermarket searching for chemicals which can not only annihilate all insects in a five kilometers area around your house but can damage your health as well. Nobody wants to spend a day or even more somewhere until it will be safe to enter the house after the disinsection. That’s why in this article we would like to show you some ways to effectively fight bugs using only natural ingredients easily accessible for everyone.

The very first option you can use against bugs is Garlic-Mint Insect Spray. With this liquid, you can feel like legendary Rico from Starship Troopers who has been fighting with alien bugs in the distant-distant future. And it is not an exaggeration, because this mixture is the best solution for small parasites, destroying the leaves of your flowers. To prepare the mixture take a few leaves of mint, add garlic cloves, then blend them in a food processor. In the next stage, you need to boil the mixture with cayenne pepper and a drop of dishwashing liquid. After that let the concoction sit overnight and strain it into a spray bottle. Besides usual refreshing your plant you can utilize this spray as well and you will forget about bugs destroying our home plants.

After that we recommend you to think if you love coffee. Because if your answer is yes, we have great news for you, there’s another strong weapon against critters. In fact, insects don’t like coffee as you do, actually, they hate it. For ants coffee in any form is fatal, the similar effect it causes on other bugs. To use this weapon against them you don’t have to waste precious grains or powder, you can use coffee grounds. This is recycled material using which you can do both: reduce wastes from coffee production and get rid of insects at the same time.

The next method will let you feel like a real chemist. It requires only three ingredients: sugar, water, and borax. To prepare the mixture, fill half of a cup with sugar, two tablespoons of borax, and add it to the full cup of hot water. The liquid should be placed next to places where ants or cockroaches are usually appearing or marching. This method works immediately and is extremely effective when you need an urgent solution.

A widespread problem for most households is dust mites. It is micro-size mites (typical house dust mite measures 0.2–0.3 mm in length) living in dust wherever it is and also in fabrics, especially in pillows and sheets. They feed on skin flakes from humans and other animals, and on some mold. Long-term coexistence with dust mites leads to skin reactions, allergies, and a general decrease in health conditions. For preparing the spray to fight them you’ll need to use a mix of the next ingredients: Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, or Peppermint oil. After you mix them, strain the concoction into a spray bottle. Most dust mites are living in your bed sheets and mattresses, so use the spray to mist your bed lightly. Let the fabric air dry. This mixture is pretty effective, so if you want you can use it against fleas and lice as well. To improve your pest-control spray try a mixture of Basil and Lemongrass.

We hope that our home-care ideas were useful for you and they will help you in making your home the perfect place to live. We will return to you with the next dose of pest-control ideas soon. Keep your house clean and stay with Optima Cleaners.

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Mark Wisken
Mark is a managing director at Optima Cleaners, but copywriting has been one of his passions for many years. When he's not hunched over his keyboard, you'll find Mark exploring quaint bookstores for inspiration or sipping espresso at his favorite local café, always on the hunt for the next big idea to ignite a brand's success. With a pen in one hand and a coffee cup in the other, Mark continues to captivate audiences and breathe life into every brand he touches.

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