We all like to keep our homes free from annoying insects. But synthetic insect repellents are not a good idea to use when there are small children and animals. If they could kill insects, they would inevitably be harmful to humans. Therefore, we must always resort to natural remedies to repel insects. That’s why we offer you some of the most effective and easy natural insect repellent methods.
Cockroaches are annoying to see around the house and they are also carriers of various harmful diseases. Although there are various chemicals on the market to repel cockroaches, they are highly toxic. But instead we have a natural solution that is free of any harmful substances. Finely chop an onion and add a teaspoon of baking soda to it. Then place the mixture in a well-ventilated house. Make the mixture fresh every day and repeat in the same places. The cockroach infestation in the house will end soon.
Ticks come in a variety of sizes and shapes. You need to protect your family members as well as pets from ticks, as they can be harmful and even deadly. But if you do not want to apply the chemical on your skin or pet fur, follow the natural steps below.
For men – 20 drops of Rose Geranium essential oil, 10 drops of Sweetgrass essential oil, 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of lemon or citrus essential oil for cleansing. Add a tablespoon of used alcohol and dilute to 100ml using water or vinegar. Then put it in a spray bottle, shake well and spray on clothes before going outside in an area infested with ticks.
For Animals – Dogs are often the target of ticks because of the large amount of fur. To use them, mix about 20 drops of rose geranium oil and pennyroyal essential oil with 2 tablespoons of almond oil and apply it on the dog’s fur or on his collar.
- Never use this tactic on cats or pregnant animals
Insect pests that damage the plants in the backyard can destroy your beautifully built garden in a very short time. When various synthetic pesticides are used for this purpose, it is better to follow a natural method as the cultivated food becomes unfit for human consumption. To do this, mix half a cup of onion or garlic with half a cup of any type of chilli, grind it well until it becomes a paste, add 500ml of hot water and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours. The next day, filter it well, put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the plants in the garden.
Although house spiders are often non-venomous, many prefer to stay away from them. The method we describe below does not kill spiders and only repel them. Add 200ml of water to a bottle and add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil. Then add 1/4 teaspoon of liquid soap, shake well and spray frequently on spider mites. Peppermint oil can be replaced with citrus, eucalyptus, lavender or tea tree oil.
You can use cinnamon powder to repel ants as the smell of cinnamon is very unpleasant. Spray cinnamon sticks on the anthills. If you want to make this method more effective, you can add a few drops of any type of essential oil. In addition to repelling ants, it can also make the house fragrant as a side effect.
Although invisible to the naked eye, this annoying insect, which relies on dead cells and prefers warm places, often inhabits dusty places. So the place where they can stay most is on your bed in the bedroom. To do this, mix 6 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil in a bucket of water and 1 1/2 teaspoons of laundry soap and wash the bedding as usual. Sprinkle this mixture on the non-washable material and wipe with a clean cloth. The aroma of eucalyptus oil repel dust mites. If you do not like the smell of eucalyptus oil, you can use tea tree oil.