No more question of jumping as soon as a cockroach shows the tip of its nose. There is also no way to let all the other critters ruin your life. Especially since it is the ideal time to go outside and make the most of your terrace. How to catch all these insects once and for all? Here is a list of tips that will relieve you a lot!
You choose: detergent or vinegar to eradicate ants
Is your house infested with insects? Apart from the insecticide to kill ants and cockroaches, there are of course some natural options that have been widely tested to kill this scourge.
There are two very effective methods available to you:
- Mix dishwashing liquid with water (1:2 ratio). Pour the solution into a spray bottle, in this case you no longer need to go through the anthill, you can spray the substance directly on the ants that are walking around your house or that are beginning to form a cluster.
- Same principle with this other mixture: white vinegar and water in equal parts. This powerful natural pesticide will definitely solve the ant problem. The latter do not support its acid smell. Store this solution in the spray bottle and use it regularly to ward off these critters that thrive in different areas of your home. Plus, white vinegar is also great for roaches. Spray the bottom of walls, the corners of furniture, under the sink, and other nooks and crannies where you can find them.
Bet on citronella, its aroma repels mosquitoes, flies and ants
Have you ever tried lemongrass? This medicinal plant acts as a true insect repellent. Thanks to the aroma it gives off, it fulfills the function of a perfect repellent of flies, mosquitoes and even ants. All these insects suffocate as soon as they get close!
How to apply it? Simply place some lemongrass leaves or any other element that contains its aroma, such as essential oil, incense or aromatic candles. Place them in different spaces of the house and even on the terrace. That way, as soon as the scent washes over them, they’ll all drop like flies! Enough to leave you alone for a while.
Also bet on aromatic herbs that give off a suffocating smell for all these insects, such as basil, mint, lemon balm, lavender, rosemary or even wormwood.
Citrus peel: the anti-mosquito solution
Another good trick to get rid of mosquitoes, flies and ants is to use orange or lemon peel. Above all, do not throw them away, they will serve you in many ways!
Two birds with one stone: these barks will act as a natural deodorant to eliminate bad odors in certain areas of the house, but also as a high-level repellent to keep all these pests away. Who would have thought that a simple orange or lemon zest could save you from all those mosquito bites?
the little trick : use an electrical device suitable for insect repellents where you will put a little citrus peel. When lightly burned, the fumes will be released throughout the house. Then you will smell a pleasant and purifying perfume, but it will be particularly formidable to banish all these undesirables.
Insecticide, the lethal weapon
To ward off insects, especially cockroaches, insecticide is an essential asset that must always be at hand. You still have to know how to use it well! Because, if it is not applied correctly, it will be completely ineffective and you will complain about the waste. Did you know, for example, that its action does not act quickly if you spray it directly on the cockroach? This is because the latter breathes through its belly, while its upper part has a kind of shell that creates protection, thus preventing the product from acting quickly. So when you come across one, place the product under their body, close to the ground!
As for the ants, as you have surely noticed, they usually arrive in groups. The best thing you can do is follow his example. Find out where they come from so you can spray the insecticide directly on the mound instead of trying to kill them one by one. This way you will avoid home invasion.