Our homes are our sanctuary where we feel safe and protected. But, when unwanted pests come invading our personal space then things get a bit out of hand. They can destroy our things from furniture to clothes and even food.
They can also spread diseases and some of them can be deadly. They can be anything from insects, rodents to even reptiles. There are many effective tips and tricks that can help you get rid of these unwanted pests.
To get rid of ants
Ants are an annoyance to any home. They are the worst kind of pests to have. When you see one ant act immediately as there will be more. Always keep your kitchen clean and tidy. When there is no food around the scout ants will not signal for more ants to come to the area. Try to keep all your food in air-tight containers
Get rid of their scent
Ants will leave a trail of scent that only they can sense which is how they lead others to where they find food. Cleaning your home by mopping the floor is a great way of removing any trace of this scent which will not let other ants follow through. Also, ants hate baby power. You can sprinkle this around where you see them. They will not be seen there anymore.
No one likes spiders
Spiders are important to the ecosystem and are needed but no one likes them in their homes. A really simple trick to get rid of them is to keep cleaning their webs. They will move to some other place. Try not to kill them as they do keep your home clean of other pests like flies and insects.
Spiders also hate onions
If you see a large cobweb you can cut a thin slice of onion and toss it on the web. Make sure it is thin and small to get tangled in the webs rather than break it and fall off. Spiders hate the smell of onions and will leave the area. You can even leave bits of onion near the windows from which they enter.
The beetles that no one likes
The best way to get rid of these insects is to make a solution of 50-50 water and white vinegar. Spray this solution or wipe down the cupboards where you keep your food with it. You will not have a beetle problem after that. Also, remember that some beetles cannot be seen so make sure you check your food carefully if you had an infestation.
How to deal with termites
Termites are a sign that your home is too damp and you’re not cleaning as much as you should. They do not appear overnight but take time to make a burrow to where they want to invade. The best thing to do it to make sure your home is not suitable for them by taking care of all the leakage and reducing the humidity.
White vinegar and aloe vera also helps
You can use white vinegar on untreated wood that is known to deter termites. This method is known to work but is not that effective in the long run. You can also use a solution made from aloe vera gel and water. This solution is known to get rid of termites overnight.
Everyone hates cockroaches
The best way to get rid of these annoying pests is to know what attracts them. They’re all most likely searching for food and water sources which are very easy to find in your kitchen. This is why you need to keep your kitchen clean. After cleaning you can drop a few drops of fresh lemon juice which is known to scare them away.
Boric acid is one of the best home remedies for roaches. You can make an effective yet simple home remedy using equal amounts of boric acid, flour, and sugar to make a dough. Place these dough balls where the insect is known to crawl. The sugar and flour will attract them and the boric acid will kill them.
To get rid of mice
Mice are the rodents no one likes and especially no one wants in their homes. They are extremely smart creatures and can easily find a way into your home and into your food. Luckily there are a number of easy to use traps and repellents available in the market. But, be sure to keep them away from children as they can cause serious harm.
Peppermint oil and apple cider vinegar
These two can be used to make a homemade rodent repellent. Most pests hate peppermint and mice fall into the same category. You can spray peppermint oil along the entry points of your home. A solution of apple cider vinegar and water can also be sprayed at entry points which will keep these annoying rodents out.
What to do about flies
You can use a mixture of cayenne pepper and water to make a solution that will help you repel houseflies. Spray this around your home and you will notice that they have reduced in number. There are also a number of repellants and traps available in the market that are inexpensive but quite effective.
How to get rid of ticks
Ticks can pose a real threat to your life. There can easily invade your home if you live close to forest areas or wooded lands. You should do regular tick investigations on your whole family and use tick repellant chemicals to make sure you and your family are safe from them.
What can be done about moths?
Moths are an annoyance as they eat your clothes which is something nobody wants. You can use cedar oil in a spray bottle diluted with water as an effective moth repellant. You can also use a combination of dried and crushed herbs such as lavender, bay leaves, cloves, rosemary, and thyme. Moths are known to hate their smell.
And finally the most dangerous pest, snakes
Snakes are the most dangerous and scary pests to have invaded your home. The only way to get rid of them is to physically take them away. But you can prevent them from coming near your residence. You can use white vinegar poured around the perimeter of any body of water as it acts as a natural snake repellent. You can also make a mixture of lime and hot pepper or peppermint and pour it around your home.