There is a natural and safe way to eliminate cockroaches, ants, fleas, and even rats from your home without spending a fortune. And the best part is that you do not need to use toxic sprays.
You may have laid traps in corners or used sprays that are toxic when inhaled. This article will teach you how to evict pests from your home quickly.
The power of Boric Acid
For many years, pests in the home and in gardens have been controlled using Boric acid. It is related to Borax since they both have boron in them. Borax kills insects by destroying their stomach lining. Here are some ways to use Borax to eliminate these pests –
Cockroaches can be very stubborn and annoyingly difficult to eliminate. Simply use yolk Borax bombs to get rid of them forever. Mix white sugar and boiled egg yolks with borax and use it to eliminate the pests.
A lot of animals like sweet things and so do ants. Worker ants love liquids while baby ants and the queen prefer solids. Mix a quarter of a cup of borax with three-quarters of a cup of sugar to make a sugary paste. Also, mix a quarter of a cup of borax with three quarters of a cup of honey or maybe maple syrup and use it against them.
Fleas are very stubborn critters but using one treatment of Borax can eliminate them for at least 12 months, including their eggs. First, you should vacuum your home thoroughly. Then sprinkle the Borax on your carpet, in furniture creases and any places you feel that fleas could hide. Also, work it into fabrics. Allow it for about 2 days and then discard the dead fleas by vacuuming.
Mice & Rats
Mice and Rats get into homes in search of essentials like food, water, and shelter. They are not as stubborn as bugs, and they have a strong sense of smell. This ability of theirs can be their weakness. Using anything which has a strong scent can help to drive them away. Things like baking soda, kitty litter, mothballs, dabbing peppermint oil on cotton balls, tea bags or leaves, and cloves.
You can also use traps effectively. Most people just place maybe two traps at strategic corners which are not always effective. Use more traps and put them in places where mice always frequent. Snapping traps can also be positioned along the wall. As bait, you can use cheese, dried fruit, or Nutella.
More ways to eliminate pests from your home :
Ensure that leaky pipes are patched and use plastic beans to keep your food safe. If there are holes in the walls, patch them up.
Remove and wipe off food residue and always keep corners and spaces clean. Ensure that your garbage is well covered.
Do not work indoors only. Check for ant nests or even burrows around the walls of your home.