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15 Ways To Make Sure No Insect Raids Your Home Ever Again

By Andrew Alpin, 8 June 2018

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So you want a pest free home and you don’t know how to do it. Those ant, roaches and fruit flies are so getting on your nerves that you are ready to scream each time you enter your kitchen. That’s the most common scenario for all of us and haven’t we tried almost every remedy there is?? Well, there is no harm in trying a few more and which will actually work. Here are 14 natural ways to show you how to get rid of pests from your home once and for all and they aren’t harmful or toxic to your family.

1 Cockroaches

Cockroaches usually come for food and water and as long as there is no food in the kitchen, you don’t have to bother but as long as there will be even tiny food particles lodged in corners and the floor, these pesky creatures will swarm your kitchen. The tiny ones have a habit of creating an infestation rather than the big ones. So here’s what to do.

Cockroaches

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Cockroach Trap

Take an empty soft plastic drink container (bottle) now slice off the top neatly and assemble the trap like you see in the image. It should look like a funnel. Apply tape around the rim which will seal it tight. Now pour water into it which is the most likely to attract the roaches. Once they get in, they will never be able to get out. You can coat the rim of the nozzle of the bottle with some food as bait. This works for the individual cockroaches and won’t affect the nest.

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2Bay leaf for cockroaches

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There are also some well known effective cockroach repellents for kitchen cupboards and draws or even closets, stationary draws and cupboards. Just strew pieces of bay leaf in these areas as cockroaches hate bay leaf. To keep it neat, you can place a sheet of newspaper or any paper inside the drawer and add the bay leaf beneath the papers.

Bay leaf for cockroaches

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3Fruit flies

These can be truly annoying but this trap will get rid of them. Just use apple cider vinegar and pour it into a glass jar. Chop some rotten or overripe fruit and throw it in. make a paper funnel and put it into the jar which creates the trap. Keep it overnight in any of the areas that are infested. Once it is full, get rid of the trap and make a new one. 

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4Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the peskiest and most dangerous of insects that can be harmful for health. Citronella has always been known as the most effective ingredient to get rid of mosquitoes. Now even lemongrass and neem oil has been proven effective in chasing them away. You can make an essential oil candle and burn it in areas that attract mosquitoes. You can also make your own candle.

Mosquitoes

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