We all want our houses to be pest-free, but the chemical pesticides in stores are way too toxic and harmful for using anywhere near your home, family, and pets so if these chemicals can kill insects, surely they cannot be good for our health and it’s better to use something natural and safe when it’s possible.
Cockroaches are not only the most disgusting things to see in your house, but they also may carry very harmful diseases. There are numerous of products you can get from the store but they are usually highly toxic.
This amazing trick is cheap and safe for you, and most importantly, it works.
Just chop one onion and add one tablespoon of baking soda, and put this mixture in the corners of your house. Reapply this mixture daily and soon you will find your house roach-free.
Ticks can show up in a different size and color. It is of great importance to protect yourself, your family, and pets from these little nasty creatures, because they may be very harmful, and sometimes even deadly.
If you want to avoid using and applying chemical pesticides to your skin or on your dogs’ fur, try these natural and safe mixtures.
Tick repellent for you
Just mix 20 drops of rose geranium essential oil, 10 drops of sweet grass essential oil, 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of citronella or lemon essential oil, and one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and dilute it to 100 ml with vinegar or water and then just transfer it into a spray bottle.
All you need to do now is shake well and spray on your clothes before going out.
Tick repellent for your dogs
Dogs seem to always be targeted by ticks so check your furry friend frequently, especially after walks at the park.
To do this repellent just mix 20 drops of rose geranium and pennyroyal essential oil with 2 tablespoon of almond oil and place a few drops of it on your dog or on their collar.
Just DON’T use it on cats or pregnant animals.
Aphids, spider mites, and all of the other garden pests can do such big damage to your garden and all your effort will be ruined in the blink of an eye. Certainly, there are many pesticides available but the use of them can make fruits and vegetables inedible so this tricks is quite helpful.
Make sure to mix 1/2 a cup of hot peppers with 1/2 a cup of garlic or onion, and blend it until it turns into a paste. Mix the paste with 500 ml of warm water.
Let it sit for 24 hours in a warm place, strain it and spray your plants with this liquid.
Even if you don’t get poisonous spiders in your area, you surely would still appreciate knowing that they can’t come in the house. They can get absolutely anywhere and even the smallest ones are really scary.
This natural repellent won’t kill the spiders but it will keep them away because they don’t like strong smells. Add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil into a mix of 200 ml of water and 1/4 tablespoon of liquid detergent, shake well and spray the affected areas once a week until all spiders run away.
The peppermint oil can be substituted with eucalyptus, citronella, and lavender or tea tree oil.
Ants can be very annoying and suddenly appear from nowhere, oftentimes sneaking into places in your kitchen or pantry. If ants are making their way into your kitchen, there is a way to make it less attractive for them.
Apparently, ants absolutely hate the smell of cinnamon. Put cinnamon powder in the areas where you think the ants enter from.
For more effective results, you can add some essential oil to the cinnamon powder. As a side effect, you’ll get a very nice earthy smell in your house.
These things are so tiny that we cannot even see them with the naked eye, but unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that they’re not around. They live in household dust, prefer warmer places and their favorite food is skin flakes.
So guess where they like to be? That’s right, on your bed!
Although dust mites don’t bite, many specialists believe that they can cause allergic reactions and skin irritations. Even if you are not allergic to them, you most likely would prefer not to share your house with these little bugs.
Mix 6 tsp of eucalyptus oil with 1.5 tsp of liquid laundry detergent in 1 bucket of water and soak the washable items — then wash it as normal. For anything unwashable, just spray and wipe it with a clean cloth.
If you don’t like the smell of eucalyptus oil, you can substitute it with tea tree oil, which is just as effective.
If you leave flour, cereal or rice unsealed in the pantry, you might end up with these unwanted bugs in your food.
Weevils prefer grains and seeds but can also appear in flour or even pancake mix so you certainly don’t want chemical pesticides anywhere near your food, but this trick can be a good solution.
Apparently, weevils really don’t like the smell of bay leaves or cloves. Drop a clove or a bay leaf on the top of your food and around the containers to keep these things away from your pantry.
Which one of these tricks did you find most useful? Or maybe you have your own bug-repelling secret?