Unwelcome guests are the worst to have over for a permanent visit. Little critters are no different and they need to be kept out, not only out of sight, but permanently out of your household. With them come the stress of bacteria and little bumps of bite marks on forearms. There are many ways to get rid of pests, but the simple way is recommended right here. No fuss and no strategic planning or an exterminator.
Block off flies with basil
Many people may not know this, but fresh basil can actually ward off flies. Send flies packing by placing pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have sun for potted basil. If this is you, then put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong.
Say goodbye to spiders
Scare off spiders with the scent of citrus. They aren’t fond of its smell and the only way to get rid of them is to mix water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice, in a spray canister. You can wipe off your counter tops with the mixture or spray down windowsills, corners, doorways etc. Get rid of spiders in your garden as well by dropping a few lemons, orange or lime peels on the ground. When you took applied for your home loan, spiders was the last thing on your mind, but now you can get rid of them.
Use vinegar to get rid of ants
The vinegar solution has never failed. Mix 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to wipe down counter tops and other surfaces. For best results, wipe down anywhere where you have seen ants roaming. The smell of vinegar is also known to keep flies at bay. The vinegar destroys any scent the ants leave behind to navigate, thus for effective results, wipe down vinegar several times a day.
Deter fleas with salt
Salt your floors and carpets before vacuuming, insuring that flea eggs are killed. Fleas have a three-day reproduction cycle; you have to have patients for this job. Salt every day for nine days and vacuum every third day. And after vacuuming, don’t forget to empty the bag or they will get back out again.
Eliminate pesky fruit flies
Trap fruit ﬂies by filling a glass three-quarters full with vinegar or cider vinegar, then add six to eight drops of dish washing liquid, and then fill it up with warm water. The fruit flies will be attracted to the glass in an instant. This deadly mixture is sure to trap them and never come back.