Dealing with household pests can be one of the most unpleasant (and for those who fear bugs, terrifying) experiences a homeowner or tenant can face. What makes it even worse is the knowledge that oftentimes the same chemicals that you use to kill bugs could cause health risks for you, your children, or your pets. That’s why some people are turning to natural fixes to get rid of their bugs- without the complications.
Finding pests, such as termites, can be half of the battle. If you don’t want to have to go on a bug-finding, search and destroy mission, you can use these methods to repel bugs so they never turn up in the first place.
For example, if you’ve got an ant infestation, try a peppermint spray. Use water, witch hazel, and peppermint oil in a spray bottle and spray it around entry points where ants could be getting in. For bed bugs, diatomaceous earth is an easy natural fix – you can just buy a large bag at any home goods store and sprinkle it around affected areas.
Of course, for more serious infestations you may still need to consult a professional, but hey! By trying these natural fixes first, you could save money and avoid filling your home with toxic substances.