How to Get Rid of Pesky Insects in Your Home

Mice making a mess in your kitchen? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some friendly tips to keep them at bay without harm. Instead of using those old-fashioned traps, why not try capturing and releasing them outside? You can get special cages and disguise them with newspaper.

Then, just place a piece of cheese or dried fruit inside to lure the little critters. To keep mice away in the first place, try using peppermint or cloves. All you need to do is put a few drops of essential oil on cotton or scatter some cloves around different areas of your home.

Are cockroaches causing chaos in your home? Fear not, because we’ve got some natural remedies that will send them packing! Here’s what you can try:

  • Baking soda and sugar: Mix a glass of baking soda with a glass of powdered sugar. Then, divide the mixture into cups and place them in the areas where the roaches are lurking. The sugar will attract them, and the baking soda will do the rest.

  • Diatomaceous earth: This natural insecticide can be sprinkled in dishes or placed in the spots where roaches like to hang out. Just add a sprinkle of sugar on top to make it irresistible to them.

  • Cucumber slices: Who knew cucumbers could repel insects? Simply arrange some cucumber slices on plates and watch those roaches scurry away!

  • Boric acid balls: Mix one tablespoon of boric acid with one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them in the areas where roaches are known to roam. Repeat the process after three weeks to eliminate the next generation.

  • Lemon eucalyptus essential oil: If you spot the early signs of a roach invasion, pour a few drops of this oil onto pieces of newspaper and position them in their favorite hangouts.

  • Lavender essential oil: Place 5 to 10 drops of soothing lavender essential oil on small pieces of cotton and put them in your cupboards. Remember to reapply daily.

  • White vinegar power: Spritz some white vinegar on the bottom of your walls, under your furniture, under the sink, and anywhere else roaches like to scuttle. The smell is a big turn-off for them!

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