So you don’t like spiders, period. You hate ants, flies and moths. These household pests basically live almost anywhere. So your chance of seeing one every now and then is high. Then you decided to make your own home a pest free environment but don’t know why. Worry no more, because man has (and always?) Found a way to get rid of these creatures in our turf the natural way. Here’s a few that you can make in your own home.
Peppermint, tea tree or lavender and just a few of the essential oils that you can use to get rid of these pesky spiders. Just mix 5 or 6 drops of the essential oil of your choice with warm water and a few squirts of natural dish soap in a 16 ounce used a spray bottle (the soap acts as an emulsifying agent to dissolve the oil in the water). Spray the solution to areas where spiders are commonly seen. Observe caution when spraying it on furniture as it may cause discoloration.
Garlic and Pepper Powder
While pepper and garlic provide human taste buds the spice it craves for, it has been proven to be dangerous and sometimes lethal to pests like ants and spiders. Sprinkle some pepper powder to places in your home you think they may enter. You can also mix garlic and pepper in a spray bottle and spray it to your garden plants to repel bugs from going near them, decreasing the possibility of them living near your place.
Ants are somehow not in good terms with cucumbers. So it’s one of the best ways to keep them at bay. Place cucumber slices or discs near areas where ants can use to enter the room or house. You also would like to place the cucumber disc on top or something like paper to prevent it from soiling surfaces. Also change the discs from time to time as the cucumber will spoil.
Mint has been proven as an effective repellent against insects such as flies and mosquitoes. Place crushed mint leaves into tiny sachets and place them in different areas of the house. You can also put crushed mint leaves into places that pests like ants may enter to repel them. You can also rub your pets with crushed mint leaves to keep insects from getting near your cat or dog when they are outside. Planting insect repellent plants like bubblegum mint or hummingbird mint in your yard is also a good and natural way to keep insects like mosquitoes away.
Lemon is also a proven repellent. You can squeeze lemon over ant nests to drive them away. Lemon peels are also good to keep insects such as moths away. As usual, place lemon peels in places that these insects are more likely to go inside our homes. It is also ideal to put lemon peels in the kitchen to repel these insects naturally.
So those are just some of the natural pest repellents that you can make to keep insects and spiders away. You may also want to reapply the sprays at least once a week to effectively drive pests away.
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