You often do not realize that you are living with pests in your house. Pests invade your house, eat your food, and do not pay any rent in return. Therefore, the removal of pests is very necessary. Seek professional help for the same, but not all can afford professional pest control. In this blog, we will discuss some common home remedies for pest control in Boise. Let us begin.
Regular House Cleaning
Just like you all need to shower daily, your home also needs to be cleaned daily. Sweeping the floor can solve half of your problems. During the cleaning, look for any cracks or crevices in the walls or floor and seal them immediately. Make a habit of keeping all the open food items in boxes and covering open water supplies. Rectify the problem of waterlogging and avoid keeping unwashed dishes in the sink for long.
Remedy for Ants
You know, a simple trick of sprinkling coffee grounds on the floor and at doors can solve your problem. You can also use mint tea leaves; ants can not stand its odor. Keeping cucumber slices can be helpful too. Pour kerosene oil over ant colonies for instant relief.
Remedy for Cockroaches
Make a soap and water solution, keep it handy, and spray it on the cockroaches when you see them. Spray boric acid or beer on the countertops for instant action; roaches carry the acid or beer in their mouth and take it to the colonies, killing all the other roaches.
Remedy for Bedbugs
Light camphor in the room and close all the windows and the doors. Leave the room closed for 30-40 minutes. You will be surprised to find all the bedbugs dead.
Remedy for Spiders
When sprayed on the spiders, a simple mixture of water and vinegar or lime kills them instantly. Spiders are unable to tolerate the pungent odor of vinegar and eventually die.
Remedy for Mosquitoes
Mosquitos are one of the most notorious pests to eliminate. They cause several diseases like dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and chikungunya. Therefore, a remedy for mosquito elimination is a must. A spray with oils or extracts of mint, neem(Azadirachta), eucalyptus, and lavender will kill mosquitos.
Remedy for Fruit Flies
Take a jar, place some sweet food items in it like soft fruit, cover the jar with a cellophane sheet, and make very small holes in it with a pin. Flies will get attracted to the smell and enter the jar through holes but will not leave the jar.
Elimination of pests can be very difficult, but simple steps can solve your problem. Keep your house clean and check for any repair work if required. Simple household items can eliminate pests from your house.
Written by Rida Sheppard