As much as we love summer, there is one aspect of it we most certainly don’t like – the bugs and insects that come along with it. They’re annoying, tough to get rid of and can also be a health-hazard. We’ve tried every insect-repellent on the market and we know they don’t do a good job in protecting us from these pests but there are some natural alternatives that have proven extremely effective so we advise you to give them a try!
Here are 8 of the most effective and simple natural repellent which will make your home bug-free:
Bugs don’t like the smell of peppermint. There is a simple way to use it against these insects. Pour peppermint oil into a spray bottle. Spray in the corners of your house lightly with your peppermint oil spray. It will keep the spiders away and it will leave a very pleasant smell.
You can use vinegar for the same purpose. Do the same thing like with the peppermint oil. Spray around into cracks and crevices. The difference will be the smell, but it will evaporate in time.
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
Bed bugs get extremely annoyed by lavender oil, eucalyptus and rosemary oil. All you need to do is to add a few drops of some of these oils into a cup of water, spray the solution around your sleeping area and you will get rid of the pests.
The suction wand of the vacuum can eliminate the bugs from the mattress, under the baseboards, sleeping quarters, carpets, crevices, box spring, and other places around your home.
Baking soda absorbs moisture from the body of bugs. Sprinkle some baking soda around the house, paying special attention to the cracks and crevices. Vacuum the baking soda after a couple of days and sprinkle it once more.
Cayenne pepper can repel bugs. Sprinkle some cayenne pepper around the vulnerable spots in your house and be sure the bugs won’t come anywhere near it.
Grinded silica gel can be applied everywhere in your bedroom. The bugs get stuck in this gel and die.