How To Kill Household Bugs
They’re definitely everybody’s nightmare, but whether we like it or not, we have to cope with the challenge or else we risk being overrun by the tiny and disgusting intruders. Lucky us we are now endowed with all sorts of “weapons” living up to the task, ranging from specialized chemical products to homemade recipes, but equally effective. So here is how to kill household bugs by turning to many solutions, all at hand and easy to apply.
But let’s not forget the premise of keeping the home clean, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Do not keep dirty dishes in piles over too many days, take the garbage out frequently and avoid using the broom because this will only spread bugs’ eggs across the place. Turn to a vacuum instead, preferably with single use dust bags. Do a general clean up once in a while by removing furniture and vacuuming behind them.
Still, if the intruders show up, there are plenty of chemical products out there to eradicate them, even though some of them are toxic to humans. We are not going to enlarge on that, but rather look at alternative means. So, if the uninvited guests swarm behind the kitchen cabinets, keep a can of the multifunctional spray handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill. To keep insects and spiders out of your home, spray on windowsills and frames, screens, and door frames. Be careful not to inhale the fumes when you spray and do not do this at all if you have babies or small children at home.
If you’re faced with an ants or bugs invasion, then saturate a cotton ball with some water, borax, and sugar, and place on a small dish. The mixture will attract and kill bugs. You just have to make sure to keep pets away from the place.
Sticking to the same discussion, here is another tip to get rid of those irritating and ugly bugs roaming about your home. Mix equal parts sugar and baking powder and sprinkle over areas of infestation. Sugar attracts the buggers, the baking powder exterminates them. Replace frequently for a longer effect.
To keep bugs away, place cotton balls, each with six drops of lavender essential oil in it, at the corners or under cabinets. You may have to replace them every two days. Another effective barrier against bugs is the eucalypt essential oil. Drip some of it on a newspaper or a sheet of paper and then slip it under the cabinets. Bay leaves powder or white vinegar are also some other efficient organic resources to fight against the bugs, the strong smell discouraging them from coming out.