If you’ve got household pests scattered around your home, you’ve got to act fast to get them removed. They can spread quickly if you don’t fight them as soon as possible.
So how do you go about removing pests from your home?
You should always try to hire a professional pest control service when you can. But, in the meantime, there are measures you can take to get rid of pests and reduce the spread.
Here’s what we suggest:
- Use Neem Oil
Neem oil is able to kill over 200 different species of pests. The good thing about neem is that it’s a natural oil that comes from the Neem tree, prevalent throughout India.
Neem oil won’t harm humans so it’s a great option if you have small children in the house. You can spray neem oil on your indoor plants. Neem oil will ward off and kill white flies, thrips, and aphids among other household pests.
- Stick Flypaper Around Your Home
You can also by reams of flypaper to stick around your home. This attracts flies and moths and sticks them to the paper. Once they are stuck to the flypaper, you can throw it away.
Let a few of them congregate on the flypaper before you toss it out. If you find that there are several household pests, then make sure to replace a sheet of flypaper after you throw one out.
Lavender is a great scent that attracts humans, but repels household pests! You can use it to ward off insects, moths, flies, fleas, and mosquitoes.
Dried lavender flowers can be placed around the house. You can place them in your closets, drawers, and wherever else you find pests.
- Peppermint Oil
This is a great repellant for mice, ants, spiders, flies, and mosquitoes. You should pour 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil into cold water. The water content should be from 6 to 8 fl oz.
Shake well and then pour this mixture into an empty spray bottle. You should spray this mixture into vents, window sills, and between doors.
- Onion and Baking Soda
This odd combination is a great repellant for warding off cockroaches. Pour one tablespoon of baking soda into a small tray, such as an ashtray. Then chop up one white onion and grind it.
Place the onion in the baking soda and stir thoroughly. Once you have a smooth mixture, you can pour this into the corners of your home. In each of your rooms, put one to two teaspoons in each of the corners to ward off cockroaches.
If All Else Fails
If you are unable to fight off household pests, you have to find a great pest control service in your area. These professionals will use chemicals and advanced solutions to ward off pests.
These services are also great for educating you on how to prevent future household pests. You’ll learn what causes them to come to your home so you can get prepared for future issues.
Say Goodbye to Household Pests
Now that you know how to get rid of household pests, you can clean up your home. Pests can cause issues to your home as well as your health. Make sure to take these steps now so that the problem doesn’t persist.
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