Insects can quickly become difficult to control in your home. To prevent their spread, here is a set of tips and tricks to put into practice.
– Keep the home clean, especially the kitchen and bathroom
– Empty garbage cans everyday
– Store food in containers with fitting lids
– Don’t leave overripe fruit or vegetable on the counter
– Repair leaks to avoid moisture problems
– Fill holes and cracks to prevent insects from entering
– Remove any firewood and tree branches in contact with the house
To eliminate ants inside your home, here are some simple and effective recipes:
1 – Diatomaceous earth: Diatomaceous earth is a natural powder that can be sprinkled around the base of your home or ant nest. Ants will become
dehydrated as soon as they walk through the powder, and it will eventually kill them.
2 – Baking soda: Baking soda is a great substitute for borax. Mix it with sugar to attract the ants, and the baking soda will do the difficult job of eliminating the infestation.
3 – Vinegar: Vinegar is another great alternative to borax. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the ants 1 .
To eliminate fleas, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast to your cat or dog’s food. Frequently wash and vacuum all pet bedding. Empty vacuum cleaner bag after each cleaning session.
Lice in the hair can be visual identification of the eggs, and/or discomfort, itching, and scratching the scalp. To eliminate head lice, coat hair with coconut or olive oil. Place a white cotton cloth on the shoulders, making sure that the cloth covers the body all the way down the front, falling over the knees, and way down the back, so that lice cannot access the person’s body.
Comb hair in sections (ensure to keep over white cloth) using a special comb designed for head lice (available at pharmacies). Dip the comb in a bowl of hot soapy water after each pass to remove lice or eggs.
Pick the lice off the cloth and drop them into the bowl of soapy water. Ensure the white cloth doesn’t have any lice or eggs on it. Wash the cloth in the washing machine immediately. Wash hair thoroughly and repeat the entire process until lice and eggs are removed.