We all react different when we see pests in our home.These awful creatures can be a real threat for our health.The problem is that nobody wants to deal with them but sometimes we have to face with this problem no matter if we are scared from them.In that kind of situation we should know how to react.
Whenever people face this problem they almost immediately reach out for the toxic chemicals which are sold commercially but the truth is that they’re dangerous for your health and can be even more dangerous if you have pets or small children. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s no other alternative, you can opt out for a more natural approach and still eliminate them effectively. Essential oils are perfect for this problem you just need to know the right combination for the right pest and we’re here to teach you exactly that.
Fleas and ticks
If you’re a proud dog or cat owner you know that fleas and ticks are the most common problem you face, especially in the summer. There are some commercially available flea and tick repellents but they can be rather expensive and are loaded with toxic chemicals which can even cause an allergic reaction in your beloved pet. Here’s what essential oils can help your pooch stay fleas and ticks free:
Lavender flea repellent
Mix some distilled water with 20 drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle and spray your pet’s fur with it. Be careful not to spray around his eyes, mouth and private area. If he’s sensitive regarding the whole spraying process, spray some on your hands and pet him.
Tick repellent for dogs
In a 1-oz spray bottle add 10 drops of palo santo oil and 50 drops of carrier oil.Spray with this into your dog’s fur every two days because on that way your dog will be tick free.
Mice may be the most annoying problem ever household has faced at least once if not more. They can cause some serious damage to your food reserves and your furniture as well. And they’re also quite unpleasant sight which is why we’re willing to try everything just to get rid of them permanently.
Instead of buying mice poison and endanger your family you can try the following essential oils which are just as effective:
Peppermint, eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils are excellent mice deterrents. Just apply some on cotton balls and disperse them all around the house, paying special attention to drawers, balconies, near the doors and places where you suspect they frequent. Aside from eliminating mice they’ll make your house smell nice.
You will need:peppermint essential oil,water and cypress essential oil.
Mix 10 drops of peppermint oil,1/2 a cup of water and 5 drops of cypress oil in a spray bottle.All you have to do is to spray under the sink,in the cupboards and on other places where you think you could find cockroaches.
Use soaked cotton balls in lemongrass,peppermint or citronella oil and place them around the house.
Keep flies away
By having a bowl of cloves in your house you will be save because this can keep flies away.If you want to be sure that they will be away you can also add a few drops of peppermint oil,lavender or eucalyptus on top of them.
Ant and Spider Repellent
Whenever spring comes along we have to face the annoying spider and ant attacks on our home. However, this simple trick can help you keep them at bay. Mix some lavender essential oil, vinegar, and peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle (it’s best if you use glass bottle because some essential oil can damage plastic), and spray on windows and doors. Here’s how much you’ll need of each ingredient:
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil
- ½ cup of filtered water
- ½ cup of vinegar
- 3 drops of peppermint essential oil