Home Pest Control Tips
As with most problems, prevention is key. We should be well informed on how to take care of various pest depending on the climate, whether it’s during the heat of summer time or the deep freeze of winter, so we can choose the proper measures that we should take for the specific bug nuisance.
First, you need to start where the source of the pest comes from, where they usually gather around. Cleaning the source of where the pest gather should always be first priority before removing all the pest around the house, because pest is attracted to dirty areas in our home. In the Kitchen, wipe down countertops and other kitchen surfaces with 1 part of vinegar to 1 part water to remove odors and food particles. Pest usually go to where leftover foods are scattered. Fix leaky faucets, insects are attracted to leaks since they need water to survive. Transfer dry goods to sealed jars or containers. Also, make sure that drains are clean from leftover foods, pour down ½ cup baking soda then ½ cup vinegar down the drain. After 5 minutes, pour down boiling water to clear everything and cleanse the bacteria in the drain.
You can also make an all-purpose spray for pest by adding 2 tablespoons liquid peppermint castile soap to 1 gallon water, spray the mixture on countertops and baseboards or any place that pest might go. Keep ants away by sprinkling coffee grounds around the windows and doors or anywhere you want. Also, an alternative way to keep ants away is mixing 1 cup borax with 1 cup sugar. Pour the mix into small jars and poke it inside the holes of the lid, they will be lured by the sweet smell of the mixture.
Fight fruit flies with apple cider vinegar. Fill glass with 2 inches vinegar, cover top with plastic wrap, and poke holes, they will be attracted by the sweet smell that it produce. For spiders, combine equal parts of vinegar and water in spray bottle. Though it is safe for humans, vinegars effectively repels spiders, sprinkle the mixture into coat cracks, holes, opening or any other small entrances that they may pass through. For cockroaches, repel them by pouring ½ cup beer on the saucer and place them on floor where cockroaches might enter. For silverfish and other wingless insects, sprinkle boric acid to moist areas including kitchen and bathroom.
In conclusion, before you head straight for toxic chemicals, try these cleaning, organizing and natural repellant tips and hacks to keep insects outside your house.
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