These stubborn embarrassing pests will always match their way to the only sanctuary we run to after a long busy day. In a world where money-first-health-later is the norm, you will be skeptical about buying inorganic pest control products. What then if our uninvited ‘guests’ won’t stop invading into our space?
Good news is, you have the solution right under your nose. Our experts have derived some well researched home remedies that will leave you wishing you figured them sooner.
But before we delve into that, how about we check in to a few indoor habits that we could adopt without spending a single coin;
1. Observe hygiene;
Pests love dirt. A dirty disorganized environment allows these tiny creatures to create many hide outs. Squeeze in a regular cleaning routine into your day’s schedule.
2. Regular emptying of your kitchen garbage bin
Pests and rodents also love to feed on organic decomposing foods. The process of food break-down births bacteria and other micro-organisms that attract pests like magnets.
Regular garbage trashing is therefore an important routine to observe or the roaches and their minions will sell you out to your guests. You don’t want that, do you?
3. Be keen on possible pest hide outs;
Understandably, sometimes we forget to do a thorough check of the less noticeable corners of our living space, as we rush to attend to other equally demanding tasks. Unfortunately, as we overlook those areas, dirt gradually builds up into a very conducive habitat for pests.
When possible, sparing some time, at least twice in a week to do a hide-outs-only cleaning will go a long way into minimizing the chances of dirt accumulation.
4.Do a regular repair survey;
You have observed all the hygiene measures you can but there are still funny noises coming from the kitchen and all corners of your house in the middle of the night? It could be some gaps that you might have overlooked.
Yes! These pets can be that annoyingly persistent. They can fit through spaces as minute as cracks.
Not to worry, though. There is a variety of gap fillers in the market, sold both online and in physical hardware shops.
If the Queen could allow me to corrupt her language a bit in this piece,I would say, one man’s meat is every pet’s poison. Nothing explains the below outdoor DIY remedy highlights than my own cooked up saying. Let’s find out why;
1. Garlic Mint;
If pests could understand English, and you decided to tease them by inviting them over a ‘wellness’ concoction of mint leaves, garlic, pepper and a drop of liquid soap, they would show up all dressed in anticipation. Of course they would raise their eyebrows at the notion of “soap”, but well, it is a good habit to wash hands before a meal/drink, right?
Well, this very inviting solution is pure poison for pests.
How to prepare;
- Put all the mentioned items in a cooking pot
- Heat until boiling point
- Let cool overnight
It’s ready for use. Sprinkle or spray around the most affected areas of your garden and wait to enjoy the leafy view again!
2. Coffee grounds;
Again, contrary to the thought that a pest poisoning session is supposed to make you make harsh faces and cover yourself with all manner of safety gowns, this is one here will take away the guilt of committing ‘man-slaughter’ on the pests.
As the scents kill slowly your little enemies, you get to enjoy it’s therapeutically benefits, similar to the ones a massage client does at a spa. How wonderful!
Even better, it is readily available. Our kitchen never run out of stock of coffee, do they?
How to prepare;
- If you want to enjoy the coffee scent before the pests’ massacre, you can grind the coffee particles further.
You can do this either on a motor and pestle, or you can use a kitchen rolling pin to press the particles against a flat surface, e.g. a chopping board.
- If you are in a hurry to set the tiny foes packing, you can pick the coffee particles straight from your coffee can as you pour around the targeted
Spots in spot.
You can sprinkle it buy hands.
3. A mixture of Sugar, water and Borax
This should be easy, right? It is!
Just as it states, it is simply a mixture of Sugar, water and Borax.
May be the only thing that may have you stepping out to sort for is borax. Its binding nature is necessary especially where you need the concoction to stick on certain affected parts of your plants.
How to prepare
- Mix sugar+water+Borax in the ratio of 1:2:3 respectively to a good consistency.
Put it into a container with a spray nasal, shake well before use, and spray away your pest invasion problems!
4. Dust mite oil repellent
You have a spray bottle with some water, just get any of rosemary oils and mix well with the water in your bottle;
If lice and fleas are your biggest headache, we highly recommend an alternative of Basil and Lemongrass
How to prepare
- Add the flavor to your bottleful water
Shake well before use and spray on the affected part of your outdoors.
Keeping away pests and rodents needs not leave you nursing a curious child, or have you spent extra money buying drugs to treat side effects. Make good use of the above recommended home remedies and have fun as you clinic your pest problems away. Also, you can contact professional pest control services like Pest Exterminators for all your needs on their website.