1 – MICE
Mice are attracted to food (they are often found in the kitchen) and carry diseases and bacteria.
Instead of using traditional traps (which cause a slow and painful death) you can capture them and release them outside. Specific cages can be purchased in stores and all you have to do is camouflage the cage with newspaper and place a piece of cheese or dried fruit to attract them.
Peppermint and cloves are mice’s worst enemies. Place a few drops of essential oils on cotton or cloves in several places in your home? This will keep mice away.
2 – ROACHES
Baking soda and sugar: in a bowl, mix the equivalent of a glass of baking soda and a glass of powdered sugar. Divide the mixture into cups and place them in hot, humid rooms and the kitchen. Cockroaches will be attracted to sugar, and baking soda, once ingested, eliminates them.
Diatomaceous earth: Diatomaceous earth is a natural insecticide. Sprinkle it in dishes and place them in areas frequented by cockroaches. Pour a little sugar on top to attract them.
Cucumber: arrange cucumber slices on plates. This vegetable is indeed a very good insect repellent.
Boric acid: mix one tablespoon of boric acid and one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Form a leg and divide it into several cups which you will place in the places where the cockroaches pass through. Do not hesitate to repeat the operation after 3 weeks to eradicate the second generation of insects, or even again if necessary.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil: if the cockroach invasion is just beginning, you can eradicate them by pouring a few drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil onto pieces of newspaper. Place them where cockroaches pass through.
Lavender essential oil: on small pieces of cotton, place 5 to 10 drops of fine lavender essential oil. Place them everywhere, especially in your cupboards, and reapply every day.
White vinegar: on the bottom of your walls, under your furniture, under the sink and in places where cockroaches pass, spray white vinegar. The smell drives them away quickly.
3 – BEDBUGS