Bug infestations can sometimes be really annoying and unbearable. You can feel so embarrassed if your friends or family come by and your home is full of boring stubborn pests. Hiring exterminator is not so good idea because it can cost too much and it may also be harmful for you and your pets because of the use of chemicals and toxic fumes. Here we offer five natural ways to get rid of bugs.
Many bugs, especially spiders, don’t like citrus fruits. On the tips of their legs, spiders have sensitive taste buds. These sensory structures strongly dislike the taste of lemon, orange and lime.
Prepare your own natural and non-toxic repellent in the following way: in 1 liter of water add 5 drops of essential oil, 5 drops of natural dish washing liquid. If you want the pesticide to be stronger, then you can also add one tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and protect the walls, windowsills and baseboards from spider webs by spraying them.
If you are fed up with the ants in your home, all you need to do is cut up cucumber slices and place them around the cracks, door frames and baseboard. It works the same way as a toxic anti-repellent.
If you want to keep moths away from your clothes in your wardrobe, than you should definitely use cedar wood. Protect your furniture too by simply using cedar hangers or by keeping open bag of mulch in your closet.
4. DRIED MINT LEAVES
To get rid of black flies, you should hang dried peppermint leaves on your porch or in your pantry. This will also give fresh and clean smell to your home.
5. SPRINKLE GARLIC AND PEPPER
Keep the bugs away by placing sprinkle garlic powder and ground pepper next to cupboards, windowsills and door flames. Remove it every few weeks and put new spices to ensure potency.
6. SPRAY VINEGAR
Mix vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spray everywhere you see spiders. Spray into crevices and cracks to make sure that no bugs will enter into your home.
FEW VERY IMPORTANT TIPS
Make Sure Your Yard Is Clean: Grass clippings, leaves and piles of woods attract ants, spiders and other bugs. It is very important to keep your yard clean so that these boring bugs don’t crawl into your home looking for a shelter in the fall.
Make Sure Your Home Is Clean: By keeping your home clean you keep the bugs away because in that way you clean the food sources and hiding spots for the potential bugs. Investing in dehumidifier is not such a bad idea because most of the bugs prefer humid environments.