Nothing is quite as unsettling as having a bug problem. The worst part of it is the fact that once bugs begin to invade your home, they are actually the hardest to get rid of. They get comfortable, they multiply, and before you know it they’re everywhere!
Over the counter insecticides work, sure, but at what cost? If you are a family person, and you have kids in the house, then you probably should read into the adverse effects that these indoor insecticides have on small kids, especially ones who are under 5.
This is pretty much the age where your child is susceptible to many complications.
So, no insecticides, now what? Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of bugs that are natural, and 100% safe for you and your family.
How to do it
- First and most importantly, clean your house. Roaches and mosquitos have a breeding place, ensuring a constantly clean house and yard prevents these bugs from finding places to breed.
Gutters, for instance, are perfect mosquito breeding sites, while leftovers in your trash also tend to attract roaches. Make sure you do a thorough cleaning every so often. The key here is to prevent before it becomes a problem.
- If you already have an ant problem, then all you need to do is ruffle through your spice cabinet and get some cinnamon. Ants aren’t particularly fond of it. If you pour cinnamon around the place where they entered the house, then the ants will try to find a way around it.
You need to go around the house and try to see all the possible points of entry, sprinkle a little cinnamon and before you know it your ant problem will be a thing of the past.
- Vinegar is another natural remedy that can get rid of just about any bug. Mixing it with a few parts water and spraying it on wall corners, floorboards, closets and ceiling corners will prevent spiders and other little annoying critters from setting up shop in your home. Vinegar works both as a deterrent and a remedy, so you can use it before or after the bugs show up.
- The easiest to find a solution for your bug problem is a household vegetable that is actually very easy to find. Check your vegetable rack, you probably have a couple of cucumbers up there. They’re not just great for salads, cucumbers actually help to get rid of roaches and ants. Cutting them into tiny slices and placing them on potential entry points prevents these critters from being a problem in your home.
- Lastly, if you have access to peppermint, lavender, or any other kind of essential oil blend, you can spray it in dark corners where mosquitos tend to hide-like closets, ceiling boards, kitchen cupboards or any other place in your house that may be a potential breeding ground for bugs. These essential oils work as effective deterrents, by helping prevent bugs from invading your home.
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