We all long to have a home free of pests, but chemical pesticides in the shops are too toxic to use in any of the areas that surround your house, family and pets. If these chemicals can kill insects, it is more likely that they are not very good for us, so it is best to use something natural and safe whenever possible.
In Great.guru, we want to show you some tricks that are simple, safe and effective for getting rid of household insects.
Cockroaches not only are the animals most disgusting that can be in your home, but can also transmit diseases very dangerous. There are many products that you can get to remove them, but they are generally highly toxic. This trick is inexpensive and safe, and most importantly, it works.
Chop an onion and add a tablespoon of baking soda, and put this mixture in the corners of your house. Re-apply it daily and very soon you will have a home free of roaches.
Ticks can be very different in their size and color. There is nothing that is as important as the personal care, your family and your pets, especially against these little animals, as they can be very harmful, and sometimes even life-threatening. If you’re not very interested in applying chemical pesticides on your skin or on the fur of your dog, you can try to use these mixes that are not only natural, but also very safe.
- Tick repellent for humans
Mix 20 drops of essential oil of geranium rose, 10 drops of essential oil of herb buffalo, 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of citronella or essential oil of lemon, and a tablespoon of alcohol, diluyes this in 100 ml of vinegar or water and envasas in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray all your clothes with this before you leave.
- Tick repellent for dogs
The dogs always seem to be exposed to attacks of ticks, so don’t forget to check your furry friend frequently, especially after a walk in the park.
Mix 20 drops of geranium pink and essential oil of pennyroyal with 2 tablespoons of almond oil and place a few drops of this mixture in a collar that you use on your dog.
Do not use in cats or in animals in a state of pregnancy.
3. Garden pest
Aphids, also known as aphids, mites and other pests in the garden can cause a great damage to your plants and all your effort will be lost in a blink of an eye. Clearly, there are many pesticides on the market, but the use of them can make the fruits and vegetables are not edible.
Mix 1/2 cup of hot peppers or chilies with 1/2 cup of garlic or onion, and stir until it becomes a homogeneous mixture. Added to this mixture 500 ml of warm water. Let it stand for 24 hours in a warm place, strain and spray all your plants with this liquid.
Even having the certainty that there are no poisonous spiders where you live, the more likely it is that you want to be sure that you never enter your house. Can reach any part, and even the little ones can get really terrifying.
This repellent natural will not kill the spiders, but it will keep them away because they don’t like strong scents. Add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil in a mixture of 200 ml of water and 1/4 teaspoon of liquid detergent, shake well and spray the affected areas once a week until all the spiders have escaped. The peppermint oil you can substitute with eucalyptus, citronella, lavender or tea tree oil.
Ants can be very annoying, and can appear where least expected, especially in your pantry or in other locations of your kitchen. If you find ants in your kitchen, there’s a way to make this place to be less eye-catching for them.
Apparently, ants hate the smell of cinnamon. Apply cinnamon powder in the areas where you think the ants are coming in. To get more effective results, you can add a little essential oil of cinnamon. As a side effect, you will have a pleasant smell in your home.
6. Dust mites
These animals are so small that not even we can see with the naked eye, but unfortunately, that does not mean that they are not present. Live in house dust, they prefer warmer places, and your favorite food are the scales of the skin. What, then, guess where they love to be? That’s right, in your bed!
Although dust mites don’t bite, many experts believe that may cause allergic reactions and skin irritations. Even if you’re not allergic to them, the more likely it is that you prefer not to share your space with these small insects.
Mix 6 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil with 1.5 teaspoons of liquid detergent to the clothes-in-1 bucket full of water and wet all-you-can-wash, then remove the mixture with water and soap as washing normally. For anything you can not dip too much, just spray on and clean with a clean cloth. If you don’t like the smell of eucalyptus oil, you can substitute with tea tree oil, which is just as effective.
If you leave flour, cereal or rice open in the pantry, you end up with these unwanted insects in your food. The weevils prefer grains and seeds but can also appear in the flour, and even in the pancake mix. You do not want to use any kind of chemical pesticides in places that are close to the foods of your family, so that this trick can be a excellent solution.
Apparently, the weevils do not like the smell of bay leaves or cloves. Then place a clove or bay leaf on the top of your food and around the containers to keep these things away from your pantry.
Which of these tips you found most useful? Or perhaps you have your own trick to ward off these pests in your home? Leave your answers in the comments section and do not forget to share this article with your friends and family.
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