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How to Quickly Eliminate Bed Bugs, Cockroaches and Other Insects in Your Home

1 – MICE

Mice are attracted to food (they are often found in the kitchen) and carry diseases and bacteria.

The cures

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

How to get rid of bed bugs ?
Wash all your linens: Remove the sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase from your bed. Also grab your pillow(s) and take down your curtains. Then, put everything in the washing machine on a hot cycle. Once your laundry is finished, put your bedding in the dryer on very high heat for at least half an hour. Above all, be careful to look at the washing labels carefully because this method only works for cotton materials and not for delicate laundry.
Remove bedbugs from your mattress: After washing all your laundry, do not put them directly back on your mattress as it may be infested with bedbugs. To ensure you properly remove all bedbugs, actively scrub your mattress using a stiff brush. If you think that wasn’t enough, vacuum every surface of your mattress to remove every last critter. Finally, cover your mattress with your fresh linen to sleep peacefully. Be careful, if the contamination is too significant, you must get rid of your mattress. Before throwing it away, wrap it in plastic to avoid infesting the entire house with bedbugs.
How to prevent bedbugs from coming back?
Mix essential oil (clove, cinnamon, tea tree or lavender) with water to an equal level.
Apply the mixture to your furniture, beds and curtains
You can also apply it to other surfaces in your home if needed.
4 – ANTS
Ants are attracted to anything sweet and can quickly invade your home while devouring your food.
The remedy: just as with cockroaches, the most effective natural recipe against ants remains the mixture of boric acid and sugar. The smells of cloves, coffee grounds, paprika, cinnamon or even peppermint will immediately scare away all the ants around your house.
Fruit flies
They are harmless but very annoying. To eliminate them, simply clean the surfaces around the fruit drawer with a cloth dampened in warm water.
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