Keeping insects out of your house seems almost impossible during the summer months and most insect repellents are filled with chemicals that are harmful to the skin.
Luckily, there are some DIY all-natural remedies that are really simple to make. These 8 homemade hacks will surely keep those pests and bugs away from your home and backyard.
1. Vinegar To Make Ants Disappear
Pour in equal parts of water and distilled vinegar in a clean spray bottle. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to improve the scent and shake it all up. Spray this concoction in your home where ants are most likely seen. They hate the smell of vinegar and will avoid the sprayed places at all costs.
2. Borax To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
To kill these hard creatures, boil six eggs and only use the yolks. Mash six yolks and combine them with 2.5 ounces of borax. Add half a cup of sugar or more, until it reaches a dough-like consistency. Make little balls out of the dough and leave them in corners of your home for the cockroaches to eat.
3. Onion to keep the bugs away
Bugs don’t like the smell of onions, so you can slice them up and keep them in an open bowl of water in your kitchen to keep the bugs out.
4. Lemon Spray To Scare The Fruit Flies Away
Gnats and fruit flies hate the smell of lemon and won’t want to be anywhere near it. Mix two cups of hot water and 10-15 drops of lemongrass in a clean spray bottle. Spray this mixture all over your kitchen. To protect your plants from these critters, mix 4 cups of water with 2 cups of lemon scented dish soap and spray this concoction on the infested plants.
5. Citronella To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay
Planting citronella in your backyard is a surefire way to keep the mosquitoes away. They grow up to five or six feet tall, so make sure that you have enough space in your yard. See how to grow citronella at the end of this article.
6. Remove Stagnant Water
Stagnant water is the breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Make sure to take out and drain all stagnant water from your backyard such as ponds, birdbaths, or even some plants. You should change the water regularly, or add an aerator.
7. Wear Light-Colored Clothing
Insects are attracted to darker colors, so make sure to wear lighter-coloured clothing to avoid them while you are outside.
11) Cinnamon To Scare Off Pests
Sprinkle a line of cinnamon in areas where the bugs are invading because they will never cross past these scented lines.
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