Pests are usually found in an increasing number during summers. They tend to get out of their hibernation after the winter and take over our house causing lack of hygiene and many other diseases to be spread. It is very important to take measures as soon as summer is around the corner to ensure that pests do not conquer your house and cause irritation for you and your family.
There are sprays and other forms of poison for bugs but they can be dangerous to people as well. They are most dangerous to children as they have a growing system and it might be weak. The following article will help you find the best ways to get rid of pests naturally around your home.
One of the most annoying bugs is the cockroaches and its various kinds. Once they make your way into the house, they do not take long in spreading everywhere and it becomes hard to deal with them. They are usually in dark and damp places and where they can find food leftovers. To get rid of palmetto bugs in home you will need to make sure that you deep clean the house. Dishwashing liquid is a great way to kill those pesky roaches. Make a solution of water and dishwashing liquid and spray it where you can see the hiding spot. It will take about 24 hours to kill them.
Boric Acid is also a great way to get rid of cockroaches. Mix it with sugar so that the cockroach is attracted to the mixture. Once they start eating it, the boric acid will prove to be poisonous to them and they will die.
Even though they are tiny and seem harmless, they are still one of the most annoying and disease-carrying pests that are common around houses. The many different types of ants can be very harmful to your family. Essential oils are one of the most effective ways to get rid of red fire ants and even black ants. You can put a few drops of essential oils on the threshold of the house or their entry points.
Another way to get rid of them is to spread peppermint leaves around the house and around their entry points. Peppermint can prove to be very poisonous to the ants and they will not survive it.
One of the most annoying bugs in the house is mosquitoes. They tend to get many diseases like dengue and if not, they have a buzzing sound that is highly annoying. A great way to avoid them is to get a mosquito net which can be set around your bed. However, if you want to get rid of them instead of avoiding them, take rosemary, lemongrass, and geranium essential oils. Add them with castor oil and water put them in a spray bottle and sprays it around the house to kill the mosquitoes.
If you are tired of fighting the outnumbered mosquitoes then you can simply make a solution for your skin so that they do not come near you. Take Neem oil with spike lavender oil and lemon eucalyptus oil in a bottle. Take a few drops and rub on the exposed skin to avoid mosquitoes from coming near you.
Bed bugs are the hardest to get rid of and they have the ability to spread over 41 diseases to humans. They are resistant to most formulas and they make take more than the regular effort to get rid of them. One of the most successful ways is to burn them alive. About 48 degrees is the temperature that they can take and after that, they tend to die. Raising the temperature of the bed can be very helpful. After rising the temperature, you can simply vacuum your bed to get rid of the bodies and the ones that are left alive.
Spiders can be scary and even poisonous at many levels. It is important to take measures even if you do not have them around your house. Keep in mind that spiders hate lemons as much as children hate broccoli. The simplest solution includes mixing lemon or lime juice in water and spraying in every corner of the house or their entry point. You can also place orange peels and spray fresh orange juice.
Houseflies are almost as annoying as mosquitoes, except that they do not have chemicals or natural treatments to get rid of them. They are very fast and very annoying. They can carry diseases like lice and infest them in your house. Hanging a water bag on your window may help in reducing the entry but other than that all you can do is keep your house clean.
These flies like to take over your fruits and vegetables and make them unhygienic in many ways. Try setting artificial sweetener which will prove to work as a pesticide while attracting them to itself.
Besides using the given natural ways, if you want to keep your home free of bugs, make sure to keep it clean all the time and cover all the food. Try to take measures regardless of whether you see the pest or not to make sure that you are safe rather than sorry.