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How do I get rid of bugs in my house without chemicals?

It’s a well-known fact that many insecticides and other chemicals are harmful to the environment. In fact, some are even harmful to humans.

The good news is that pest control experts are well aware of this fact and have been actively seeking alternative methods for treating pest infestations in homes. While chemicals are still necessary at times, there are plenty of pest control firms that will advise you on how to get rid of bugs without chemicals. You can find out more about these firms.

While you should always have a pest control number handy, in case an infestation gets out of hand. It s possible to get rid of bugs o prevent them from entering by using some more traditional methods.

Ants

Ants don’t like the smell of lemon juice. In fact, they are not keen on citronella or peppermint either. You can squirt lemon juice across the floor at entry points to prevent the ants from crossing the line. If you wish to use the essential oils then you should mix a few drops of the oil with 1 cup of water and put it in a spray bottle. You’ll then be able to spray this at the entry and exit points to prevent the ants from getting into your home.

Flies

Flies carry a huge array of diseases and they are not something you want in your home. Unfortunately, they are attracted by the food waste and the warmth of your home. You’ll need to invest in fly screens on your doors and windows and make sure that all gaps where flies could enter your home are blocked.

It’s worth noting that flypaper is very effective as is the LED lights that attract the flies and electrocute them. You can also make your own fly traps by cutting the top of a bottle and turning it upside down into the bottom half. Put some apple cider vinegar in the bottom part of the bottle, the flies will be attracted to the bottle and will be unable to get out.

Roaches

Roaches can be a nuisance and will eat virtually anything in their path. The good news is they will generally avoid human contact. The really good news is that you can eliminate a roach problem by putting a mixture of cocoa powder and diatomaceous earth down. The roaches take the mixture back to their nest to share and the diatomaceous earth eats their exoskeleton, effectively killing them.

Cleaning

You should be aware that the best way of getting rid of bugs and keeping them from coming back is to have a clean house. All bugs need warmth, food, and water. If you ensure there are no sources of standing water in your home, and all food waste is cleaned away, then your home will not be attractive to pests.

It’s advisable to put all open food in plastic containers and wash your dishes as soon as you’ve finished eating.  You should also wipe down the countertops with disinfectant and mop the floor regularly. It will help to keep the pests away.

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