Natural remedies for home from insects and insects
Insects appeared much earlier than us, and constantly try to be closer to us, because we have - heat, lots of food, etc. And we are trying to destroy them, chemicals, mechanical methods (read - tapokom), etc. They, in turn, mutate, learn to avoid our clever traps, and more and more are becoming wiser. Even entomologists often disdain when there are ants or cockroaches in their house.
There may be more insects next to you than you think. If at night you hear a soft screech - most likely it's a grinder. Its larvae settle in wood - even in furniture, and diligently, purposefully spoil it. Getting rid of them is very difficult - only if you notice them in time. They come to your house in old furnishings, they can be in any tree, so you need to constantly ensure that there are no holes in the wooden objects. "Treated" they are as follows - in the hole found you need to pour a solution of potassium permanganate or a mixture of kerosene and turpentine; you can buy a special tool. From above it is possible to cover holes with a fat composition - Vaseline, wax; If the furniture is damaged, not too necessary to you, it is better to get rid of it.
Some tips on how to get rid of insects, without buying chemical repellents, with natural remedies, without threat to the health of pets and, especially, people.
The best way is not to see insects in your house - do not involve them. In time, take out the garbage and keep it in a closed container, do not put on the table vases with jam and remove from the table. However, this is often not enough to never see annoying creatures.
These tiny creatures can deliver a lot of unpleasant moments in the country or at a picnic. Read how not to admit them to your food.
Cleanliness in the kitchen
Wipe from the kitchen tables and surfaces sticky spots and crumbs, cover the sugar bowl and a vase with honey.
Lay out the cucumber skin around the kitchen or in the entrance areas of ants - it scares away many kinds of ants.
Leave a few sachets of dried mint or mint tea at the entrance of the ants.
Track where the ants column comes into the house and lay out the following ingredients in this place: hot pepper, citrus oil, lemon juice, cinnamon or coffee beans. Do so that these components (one or more of them) cross the path of the ants.
Leave the light
Leave a small night lamp or lamp in the places of ants' cluster. Lighting can hamper their behavior in the production of food.
Build a moat
If ants get to a bowl with food for animals, wash the floor around it with hot water and soap - this will knock off the trail of the ants. In addition, you can put a bowl in a fairly flat plate filled with soapy water - this will be a kind of moat for ants, and they will not be able to overcome it.
Pour a hump of corn flour on the way of the ants. They eat it and take it home, but they can not digest and die. It will take at least a week for this remedy to work, but you will not worry about children and pets, because flour is absolutely harmless.
Homemade bait for ants
Mix one teaspoon of boric acid, 6 tablespoons of sugar and 2 cups of water. Soak the cotton balls in it and spread them in the way of the ants. The mixture dries, so it's better to pour a little in the lid of the bottle and put a cotton ball in it, so that the mixture constantly feeds it.
Only be careful! If you have small children and pets, keep them away from this trap - boric acid can cause irritation of mucous membranes, skin and eyes. Working ants will not only be poisoned, but also bring low doses of boric acid to the anthill. So be patient, take time to poison the ants.
Perhaps, mosquitoes are much worse than ants, and because of them summer trips with spending the night sometimes become simply unbearable, and in the city to comb the bites more than unpleasant.
Block the inputs
Mosquitoes become most active in the early morning and early evening. They fly in calm, stagnant air, because the breeze blows them away. So close the windows and doors on the leeward side.
Remove stagnant water
Check the house for stagnant water: small pools in the yard, a bowl with water for the pet. Change the water at least twice a week and try to eliminate all open sources with stagnant water in the yard.
If you sometimes grill a barbecue in the courtyard of a country house, try throwing some sage and rosemary on the coals. This will scare off mosquitoes.
Excellent natural repellent against mosquitoes. Mix garlic juice with water in a proportion of one to five, pour into a small bottle with a spray and apply to the open parts of the body. The effect lasts up to 5-6 hours from the moment of application.
You can also impregnate in the composition of a strip of cotton fabric and hang them in places where mosquitoes can penetrate.
Oil nimIt is a natural oil obtained from the fruits of Nim's tree growing in India. In its leaves and seeds contains a substance that repels mosquitoes, but the oil itself is a natural product, harmless to health. Just add a few drops of oil to your favorite lotion and apply to open areas of the body.
This is a natural oil obtained from the fruits of Nim's tree growing in India. In its leaves and seeds contains a substance that repels mosquitoes, but the oil itself is a natural product, harmless to health. Just add a few drops of oil to your favorite lotion and apply to open areas of the body.
Grow more flowers
Plant in the garden or at the cottage flowers of valerian - they look great and repel mosquitoes. Also acts rosemary, marigolds, lemon grass (citronella) and lemon balm.
Candles from mosquitoes
You can make candles from aromatic oils and melted wax, using the rule: 15-30 g of essential oil for 450 g of wax.
Here are some good repellent oils for repelling mosquitoes ...
Recipe # 1: simple and spicy
- 5 pieces of citronella
- 5 parts of lavender
- 5 Pieces of Carnation
Recipe number 2: bright and energetic
- 5 pieces of citronella
- 5 parts of lavender
- 5 pieces of mint
Recipe # 3: deep green
- 10 pieces of citronella
- 10 pieces of cedar
- 5 parts of eucalyptus
- 5 parts of rosemary
Homemade mixture of mosquitoes
For a homemade mixture of mosquitoes you will need essential oils and something with which they can be mixed, for example, vodka or olive oil. For the best result mix different essential oils, such as lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, cinnamon, cedar and juniper.
Arrange around the house small bags of gauze with dried mint, bay leaf, cloves and eucalyptus to scare off the flies.
Homemade fly-tape for flies
Mix in a small bowl? cups of corn flour, one teaspoon of white sugar and 1 teaspoon brown.
Cut a strip of brown kraft paper, soak it in the resulting mixture and allow to dry. Make a hole at one end of the adhesive tape and hang at home.
Plant a sweet basil next to the door on the site or grow it in a pot on the window - this plant is excellent repels flies and mosquitoes. You can even take it with you on a picnic so that the insects do not annoy you too much.
If you have a lot of flies, try to moisten a rag in eucalyptus essential oil and hang it in the place of the accumulation of insects.
These arthropods do not wait for spring and quietly exist in our houses and apartments all year round. Apply several methods, and you do not have to remove the web from corners so often.
Spiders hate mint
Mix a few drops of mint essential oil, a little detergent and plain water. Pour the mixture into a bottle with a spray and sprinkle all the corners where the web often appears.
Coconut oil and vinegar
A mixture of coconut oil and white vinegar also works great against spiders, but before sprinkling the house with this mixture, test it on a small section of carpets, curtains and wallpaper - the oil can leave marks.
Citrus essential oils
Spiders do not like citrus oils - lemon, orange and lime as much as mint. Of course, this will not kill them, but will make them avoid places where citrus smells. Only buy natural essential oils, and not fragrant counterfeits (this can be done at the pharmacy).
Natural spray from all harmful insects
This homemade spray will help to cope with all of the above insects. It includes:
- 220 grams of apple cider vinegar with vodka
- 45 drops of mint essential oil
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil or wild orange
Mix the ingredients in a bottle with a sprayer and apply as needed. When not in use, clean in a refrigerator - the shelf life of such a mixture is about 2-3 months.