Everyone wants to keep their house free of pests. Unfortunately, pests, like humans, have basic needs, such as food, shelter, and water. And the fact that a house provides all those, they will certainly take up residence in your home. If left uncontrolled, pests can infest your home, shed skin, and leave behind a pile of fecal matter, which can pollute the air you breathe. Pests, such as cockroaches and mosquitoes can spread allergy, asthma, and food contamination-related illnesses. When most homeowners think of pest control, chemical pesticides come to their minds first. However, chemical pesticides contain toxic substances that are not good for your health and wellbeing. If these chemical pesticides can kill pests, surely they can’t be good for your health. That’s why you must consider natural homemade pest control remedies.
That said; here are the most effective natural and safe homemade pest control remedies to consider:
1. Use a mixture of chopped onions and baking soda to get rid of cockroaches
Cockroaches are the most common pests in homes. They can lower your self-worth, especially if they come out when you have visitors around. And the worst part is that they can bring bacteria into your house, cause allergies and spread dangerous diseases. A cheap, safe and effective method to control cockroaches is to chop one onion and mix it with one tablespoon of baking soda and spread this mixture in all corners of your house. Do this on a daily basis, and soon, your house will be free of cockroaches.
2. Use ground coffee to repel ants
When your house is infested with ants, it’s natural to want to exterminate them quickly with chemical insect sprays. However, used ground coffee can do the job in a natural and cheap way. Simply spread the used ground coffee where the ants like to crawl, as well as near pet food bowls. The strong smell emitted by ground coffee repels ants. So next time you make your cup of coffee, don’t throw away the used ground coffee.
3. Get rid of dust mites with a liquid laundry detergent, eucalyptus oil, and water solution
The trouble with dust mites is that they are so tiny that it’s almost impossible to see them with the naked eye. And the fact that you don’t see them doesn’t mean they are not around your home. They like to feed on skin flex, which is why they are commonly found on your bed. Although they can’t bite, they can cause skin irritation and bad allergic reactions. You can get rid of dust mites by washing your clothes and bedding with a solution containing 2 tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent, 6 tablespoons of eucalyptus oil and water. Soak the clothes and bedding for at least an hour and then wash them normally. Soon, dust mites will be a thing of the past in your home.
4. Prevent bed bug infestation with tea tree oil
Bed bugs can make your night feel like hell on earth. While there are chemical options to get rid of bed bugs, you can use tea tree oil to keep them at bay. Although tea tree oil doesn’t kill bed bugs, its pungent smell keeps them away from your home. However, if natural solutions don’t work for you and you live in Adelaide City, you can call Pest Control Adelaide to help out. They have extensive experience and expertise in getting rid of all kinds of pests, including stubborn bed bugs.
5. Repels mosquitoes with a mixture of essential oils
Mosquitoes are not only stubborn but also spread malaria. While you can use mosquito repellent sprays to kill them, a blend of essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, mint, neem, and tulsi) can help keep them away from your home. Simply transfer the essential oil mixture in a spray bottle, spray around the house, and let the scent of the mixture repel the mosquitoes. Prevention is the best way to keep pests under control. So make sure that your house is ever clean and all your food is covered. Also, make sure to cover your dustbins and ensure they don’t stay in your kitchen. With these natural homemade pest control remedies, you should be able to live a pest-free life.