Sometimes you need a quick pest control fix before the pros can come and clean up the mess. Check out these 4 DIY pest control solutions to buy you some time.
The ants go marching one by one, hoorah! Hoorah! The roaches follow two by two, hoorah! Hoorah! The spiders are next, and then more insects. You’ve got a rat’s nest in your old Chex mix…
Ok, sounds quite horrible, doesn’t it? Hopefully, your house isn’t that infested with pests. But even if you take the ants alone, they’re mighty hard to get rid of.
Which is why you might want to find a way to get rid of them yourself.
Humans have been battling pests for a long time. And is plenty of advice out there about how to get rid of them. But we’ve got some unique ways to help you get rid of pests.
1. Give The Ants What They Want
Ants love sweet things. Why not give the ants a little treat? Never mind that it’s laced with poison!
Borax kills ants. It’s utter poison for them. And when mixed with water and sugar, the ants pick it up and take it back to their hole where the queen awaits.
So, take a half cup of sugar, 1 cup of very warm water and two tablespoons of Borax. The warm water will dissolve the sugar and Borax easily.
But be wary and precise with the Borax. Too much and the ants won’t pick it up. Too little and you still have ants.
Also, make sure you clean up around the kitchen with some bleach too. Any trace of food will bring other ants into your kitchen.
2. Cinnamon Oil Those Dust Mites
Dust mites are what you’re really allergic to when people say you’re allergic to dust.
These creatures are only 0.3 mm in size and bug the hay out of your nose if you breathe them in.
How do you get rid of such tiny and evasive creatures? Cinnamon oil. This stuff is potent enough to kill them on the spot.
But essential oils are a highly concentrated version of plant products. So you need to dilute it down. Add a few drops of the oil into a water, then spray it around.
3. Reppel The Plant Eaters With Pepper
No, we’re not talking about vegetarians. Vegetarians would actually be wise to use this trick if they grow their own food, however.
If you notice that your plants are being munched on by veritable pests (beetles and aphids), give them the hot pepper treatment.
Take one gallon of water, three tablespoons of hot pepper flakes, put it all in a pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Then let the mixture sit for 24 hrs.
The longer you let it sit, the more effective it will be. The oils from the pepper flakes need time to infuse the water
4. Trap The Fruit Fly Traps With Fruit
Fight fruit flies with what they love best. Fruit. Well, fermented fruit. Apple cider vinegar is irresistible to fruit flies.
Get an old Worcestershire sauce bottle, you know, the one with the little spout top? Clean it out, then put some cider vinegar in there. If you want, add some old fruit for good measure. Also, throw a drop of dish soap in there to kill the water tension on the vinegar.
Set it in your kitchen. Before long, you will notice the flies getting trapped inside the bottle and then drowning in the mixture.
If your pests are out of control and you can’t handle them yourself, call your local Orlando pest control. They can take care of you problem in no time.