How To Get Rid Of Pesky Insects In Your Home

1. Mice

Mice can be a nuisance in the kitchen and carry diseases. Instead of using traditional traps, try capturing and releasing them outside. You can purchase specific cages and camouflage them with newspaper. Place a piece of cheese or dried fruit inside to attract the mice. To keep mice away, use peppermint or cloves. Place a few drops of essential oil on cotton or cloves in various areas of your home.

2. Roaches

Cockroaches are attracted to hot, humid rooms and the kitchen. Here are some natural remedies to eliminate them:

  • Baking soda and sugar: Mix a glass of baking soda and a glass of powdered sugar. Divide the mixture into cups and place them in the infested areas. The sugar attracts the roaches, and the baking soda eliminates them.
  • Diatomaceous earth: This natural insecticide can be sprinkled in dishes and placed in areas frequented by roaches. Add a little sugar on top to attract them.
  • Cucumber: Arrange cucumber slices on plates. Cucumbers are excellent insect repellents.
  • Boric acid: Mix one tablespoon of boric acid and one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Form small balls and place them in areas where roaches pass through. Repeat after three weeks to eliminate the second generation.
  • Lemon eucalyptus essential oil: If the cockroach invasion is just beginning, pour a few drops of this oil onto pieces of newspaper and place them where roaches frequent.
  • Lavender essential oil: Place 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil on small pieces of cotton. Put them in your cupboards and reapply daily.
  • White vinegar: Spray white vinegar on the bottom of your walls, under your furniture, under the sink, and in areas where roaches pass. The smell repels them quickly.

3. Bedbugs

Bedbugs can be a real nightmare. Here’s how to get rid of them:

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