Are you tired of trying different pest control methods, but those stubborn pests just would not leave you alone? Well, we’ve got a bunch of ingredients that may help you out with your pest troubles.
These ingredients are commonly available and are easy to get your hands on. Besides, they have proved themselves to be pretty effective when it comes to getting rid of household pests. So, keep on reading in order to know more about these magic ingredients and how you can reliably use them.
First in the list is vinegar, which is in stock in almost every house. This ingredient is like a master cleaner. You can clean almost everything using vinegar, such as windows, dishes, and get amazing results. Apart from cleaning perks, vinegar can also be used to control pest problems.
For ants, you can simply spray some vinegar wherever you find them. Since ants cannot stand the smell of vinegar, this simple folk remedy makes for a highly effective ant repellent. Moreover, you can also create a mixture using apple cider vinegar and some drops of dish soap. This will be effective in trapping fruit flies as they will be unable to escape due to the dish soap.
These are oils that have a good chance of being present in nearly every household. The category can include lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus. What can we use these oils for?
Well, if your house has bed bugs and dust mites, then this might just be the solution for them. Simply add a few drops of these oils in water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Next, spray this over the carpets and rugs in your house, and under the beds. This can help you get rid of those dust mites and bed bugs so that you can sleep soundly.
Salt is a staple and something you can find in every living space. You will be surprised to know that you can use this everyday ingredient to control one of the major problems that can occur in houses, especially ones with pets: a flea infestation.
To deal with, simply sprinkle the fine particles of ground salt all across the carpet. Allow it to be there for at least one day. The salt will kill the fleas and even their eggs by keeping them void of water. After 24 hours, vacuum the carpet neatly, so that all the salt particles are removed, along with the dead fleas.
Spiders have their taste buds located at the tip of their legs, and not in their mouth. In addition, they are not a big fan of citrus flavors. So, what will you have to do in order to make those scary spiders go away? It is basic.
Add some lemon or lime juice with water, and spray it on the windows, doors, and all the other places where you usually come across spiders. The spiders will not even go near those places where this mixture is sprayed. Voila, problem solved!
Mint is another common ingredient that will possibly be present in your kitchen. Some insects, such as ants, flies, mice, and even mosquitoes, totally despise the smell and taste of mint.
Thus, all you would have to do is to leave mint teabags or small packets of crushed mint at the spots where you mostly find these insects. After a day or two, you will visibly see the difference, and all those annoying pests would go away from your lovely home.
Coffee can turn out to be a deadly ingredient for some pests, especially ants. Sprinkle recycled coffee grounds around in your house, or exactly at places where you spot them the most. As a result, the ants and bugs will not go near those places.
Garlic and Mint spray
If you are going through a pest problem, but not indoors, rather outdoors such as in your garden or crops field, then try this method. All you need is some mint leaves, along with some garlic cloves which can easily be found.
Blend the two ingredients in a food processor, and add a drop of dishwashing liquid, together with a little bit of cayenne pepper. Let it mix thoroughly. Next, boil this mixture of different ingredients, and leave it to cool down overnight. Then, pour this mixture into a bottle, and it will be ready! Spray it all over your plants to keep pests away from them.
Borax powder and sugar
This is yet another effective method to exterminate those little ants from your house. In a cup of warm water, add ½ cup sugar, along with two tablespoons of borax powder. Once the mixture is ready, sprinkle or place it at the exact spot where the ant line is seen. It will kill the ants, and in turn, make your house free of ants.
Peels of citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are one of the common ingredients used to keep away house flies. Whenever you eat citrus fruit, like lemon or orange, do not throw away their peels. Instead, place them in the area where you find house flies around your place. The fresh scent of the peel will keep those annoying houseflies away from the place.
Cockroach problem? No more worries! This ingredient is a natural cockroach deterrent. Now, the question is, how do you use catnip to keep away cockroaches?
Well, place catnip in water and provide heat so that the water is just below the boiling point. Turn off the heat supply and pour this water in a spray bottle. Next, spray it all over your house or specifically at cockroach-affected areas. The cockroaches will leave your house in no time, hence solving the problem without requiring any real efforts.
A common ingredient we can find easily in our skincare routine is petroleum jelly. Did you know that you can use petroleum jelly to keep away ants and bugs? Well, yes, you can. First, detect the place the point from where these ants and bugs are entering your house.
Once you’re successful in finding out the point, take some petroleum jelly with the help of your fingers or a cotton bud. Create a petroleum jelly barrier at that spot, and bugs will not be able to find their way into your house.
Author Bio: Pat is a pest control enthusiast and founder of Pest Hacks, a website totally devoted to the smartest, most effective ways to defend your home against every kind of creepy crawly known to man. Head there for the latest in tips and tricks to get rid of whatever pest is plaguing you.