No one wants to have bugs in the home, but they represent a common problem. Their appearance can be annoying, unpleasant and even frightening for some, despite the itchy bites they give us.
However, their extermination can be difficult at times, and most of the repellents you can buy are high in dangerous chemicals. However, this article will reveal 8 natural ways to get rid of the bugs in the home:
Pick a few leaves from your garden, or buy them from the store,crush them and sprinkle them around your house. The smell will sto any bugs from coming into your home. You can even sprinkle them in your baby’s cradle. Dry some leaves and put a leaf packet in your closet, between linen and even under your mattress. It will keep your clothes, linen and mattress smelling good and bug free.
Lavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus
Lavender oil, rosemary and eucalyptus oils are extremely effective against bed bugs. Mix a couple of drops of these oils with a cup of water. Pour it into a spray bottle and spray onto the bugs and around your sleeping area.
You can also pour peppermint oil in a spray bottle and use it to spray on areas where you notice bugs and spider webs. Despite eliminating the bugs, it will also leave a pleasant smell behind.
You should sprinkle some cayenne pepper all around the house, and it will stop bugs from entering, as they will not dare to cross it.
It acts as a dehydrating agent which effectively destroys bugs. You should put it in the room, on the mattresses, around the bed.
Baking soda absorbs moisture from the body of bugs. You can spread some baking soda around the crevices and cracks in your house. After few days you can vacuum the soda and you can place it once again.
Like with the oils, you can mix vinegar with water and spray. This is easy as most of us have vinegar in the kitchen cupboards. The smell is the disadvantage but it does disappear with time.
In addition to all of these natural repellents the first condition to keep your house bug-free is to keep it clean. Vacuum regularly, sweep the floors and clean up the clutter in your closets.