Everyone enjoys a day out in nature with all the peace and quiet, but when nature decides to visit you at home, things start getting a little bit upsetting. When insects start invading your house, you know that it is going to take a lot of time and effort to get rid of them, and to actually get rid of them, you are probably going to end up using harmful to get rid of them not realizing that you are putting your own life at risk.
But fear not because in this article we are going to show you some alternatives that can help you deal with this problem with fewer risks. So without further ado, here are 11 home remedies that can prevent insect invasion.
1. Stink bugs
If stink bugs are invading your house, use a garlic spray by mixing 4 tablespoons of garlic with 2 cups of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and start spraying your plant, windows, and corners to force the bugs to leave and to prevent them from coming back again.
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Cockroaches are one of the worst insects to invade your house. They usually come out during the summer, but you can use this trap to catch them. Start by cutting the top side of the bottle, then inverting and placing it in the base of the bottle. Once done, start filling it with water, then place it near the infestation. Cockroaches will start falling into the water and they won’t find a way to get out. This method won’t help you get rid of them, but at least you will take some down.
To get rid of bed bugs, use eucalyptus essential oil. Mix a cup of water with 10 drops of the essential oil, then pour the solution in a spray bottle and start spraying your mattress, bedding, and bed sheets to prevent them from inhabiting your bed.
4. Fruit Flies
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You can use apple cider vinegar to make a trap. Simply pour a little bit of apple cider vinegar into a jar, then add some pieces of any ripe fruit you want. Once done, place a paper funnel on the top of the jar that leads into it and that is it. However, you have to empty out the jar from time to time so that it can keep on working.
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Did you know that spiders hate the smell of tea tree oil? To kick out the annoying and disgusting spiders, start by mixing half a cup of water with half a cup of vinegar once done, add a few drops of tea tree essential oil and pour the solution in a spray bottle, then start spraying it around the house in areas you suspect that spiders are inhabiting and spots that you once saw spiders in.
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Mosquitos are those tiny, annoying, and in some cases, dangerous insects that you want to squash badly. To get rid of them, mix a little bit of melted coconut oil with either lemongrass or citronella essential oil, then leave the mixture and allow it to harden. Once done, put it whatever area you want to be mosquito free.
If you have a wasp nest nearby, then you know that it is going to be extremely hard to get rid of them. Mix water with dishwashing liquid then pour the solution in a spray bottle and start spraying the wasps it.
Flies absolutely hate lavender. If you want to get rid of flies, then consider using lavender essential oil to saturate a sponge, then place it inside an unsealed jar and leave it wherever you want in the house. This way, the lavender smell will take over and flies won’t dare to even come close.
9. Carpenter Bees
Bees are important insects that you should not kill, but you don’t want them inside your house. If you have carpenter bees in your household, spray a citrus spray inside the carpenter bee hole to force them out. To make the spray, add rinds of many citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruit to some water, then start boiling it for about 15 minutes
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Ants are pretty famous when it comes to home invasions. You can get rid of them by spraying rubbing alcohol in their entry points. To make the spray, simply mix a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol with a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and a cup of water, and THAT IS IT.
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Domestic animals like cats and dogs can be the source of fleas which can cause some troubles. Start by vacuuming every part of your house including furniture and upholstery to get rid of the majority of adult fleas and eggs. But it is not enough, spread a thin layer of either diatomaceous earth or boric acid on the carpet the terminate the remaining fleas.