Flies, ants, mosquitoes, and cockroaches, are undoubtedly undesired, but common visitors in our homes.
Their elimination is never easy and simple, so we decided to reveal some effective natural ways to get rid of these pesky insects and keep them at bay.
You need to take proper hygiene in your house in order to avoid flies. Yet, to avoid their appearance, try distributing crushed mint leave all over the place. Moreover, to avoid flies infestations in the drainage system, rinse the drain with hot boiling water and bleach powder.
Eucalyptus oil is also excellent for repelling flies. Just pour a few drops of eucalyptus oil into a cotton cloth, and wipe the areas where you frequently see flies.
The commercial products for elimination of cockroaches are loaded with dangerous chemicals. Yet, you should try more alternative approaches.
First of all, keep your house always clean, especially the kitchen. It is useful to wash the house with a strong soap solution. Also, place cucumber slices at the entry points of cockroaches.
Furthermore, to make a bait for cockroaches and thus repel them, mix boric acid powder, sugar powder, and corn flour in equal amounts.
Then, place the mixture in all places where you notice cockroaches, on the kitchen cabinets and between the ceiling and cabinet spaces. The boric dust will kill the cockroaches as soon as they test it.
Place cucumber slices on all places where ants appear in your home, as they detest the smell of this vegetable.
Also, you can quickly kill them by spraying the areas with soapy water. To prevent their appearance, you can distribute crushed mint leaves or mint tea bags. To deter pharaoh ants, use a mixture of mint apple jelly and boric acid.
When you need to destroy an ant colony, soak cotton balls in a mixture of one liter of water, one teaspoon of borax and one cup of sugar.
Then, put them in a yogurt container with holes drilled inside to allow the ants to enter it. They will bring the mixture to their colony and it will kill them as soon as they try it.
You should always make sure you remove all stagnant water sources, as mosquitoes reproduce in stagnant water and dirty areas.
To prevent these insects, plant a marigold plant in the yard or garden. Thai lemon grass is another effective mosquito repelling plant, which contains citronella, a natural oil.
You should break a stem from the plant, and peel the outer leaves until you reach the chive as a stem at the base. Then, rub the stem between the palms vigorously until it becomes a pulp, juicy mass. Next, rub it onto the exposed skin areas, and mosquitoes will stay far away from you.
Furthermore, you can use a garlic juice spray to repel mosquitoes for up to 6 hours. Just mix 1 part garlic juice and 5 parts water to prepare the spray.
Just like this one, Neem oil is another nontoxic and effective mosquito repellent. Just apply it on the exposed skin to keep them at bay, and to also destroy other harmful bacteria that attack the immune system.