7 proven ways to get rid of bugs

Have you ever felt anxious at the thought of ‘I’m also drinking this poisonous drug’ every time you spray a poisonous insecticide? Moreover, the more we kill insects, the more the ecosystem around us is at risk! If you want to prevent one species from terrifying, like the lovebug, you shouldn’t annihilate the other insects. Today, I’m going to show you how to keep pesky bugs away using natural ingredients that are readily available at home.

1. How to Prevent Mosquitoes

What if there are strangely many mosquitoes around? Make sure there are no pools of stagnant water around. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Drain the water and clean any dishes that have accumulated water.

2. DIY Tick Repellent

materials:

  • 100 g coconut oil
  • 10–20 drops of lemon-eucalyptus oil
  • glass jar with lid

how to make:

Heat the coconut oil in a bath to dissolve it into a liquid, then add the lemon-eucalyptus oil and stir regularly. Once the oils are well mixed, let them coagulate again at room temperature. You can use the prepared oil right away. Protect areas that come into contact with the bush, such as your legs, with this oil. The effect lasts up to 4 hours.

3. DIY Solid Mosquito Repellent

materials:

  • 15 g beeswax
  • 25 g cacao butter
  • 20 g coconut oil
  • 15–30 drops of citronella oil
  • 5–10 drops each of essential oils such as neem, eucalyptus, and mint oil
  • glass jar with lid
  • ice mold

how to make:

Put the beeswax and cocoa butter in a bottle and melt it in a medium heat over low heat. Add coconut oil to it to dissolve all ingredients into a liquid.

Tip: Check the viscosity by adding a few drops to the dish. If the mixture is too thin, add beeswax; if it is too thick, add coconut oil to adjust the viscosity.

Cool the mixture and stir in the oil. Put the finished mixture in an ice mold and let it harden in the refrigerator. Repel mosquito attacks by applying this solid mosquito repellent to your skin on the go with this easy-to-carry solution.

4. DIY Mosquito Repellent Candle

materials:

  • 500 g of wax, including remaining candle flakes
  • About 30 drops of citronella oil
  • 3 lemons
  • candle wick
  • toothpick or wooden skewer

how to make:

Melt the wax in a hot water bath, add citronella oil and stir. Cut the lemon in half and remove the pulp. Using a toothpick, etc., place the wick in the center of the lemon peel. Now pour the melted wax here. 

Once the wax has hardened, remove the toothpick and light a DIY incense candle! Mosquito-free comfort with a refreshing citrus scent.

5. DIY Tick Repellent for Dogs

materials:

  • handful of lavender flowers
  • 250 ml apple cider vinegar
  • water

how to make:

Mix lavender flowers and apple cider vinegar and leave to marinate for 2-3 weeks. Then sift the mixture and pour it into a spray container. Fill the empty space with twice the amount of water in the mixture. (Ratio of mixture to water 1:2) Now, spray this spray on your dog’s coat and skin before a walk to effectively prevent ticks. Stored in a dark place, it can be used for several weeks.

6. DIY – Repel wasps

A grateful, but annoying and scary wasp hates the smell of lavender and coffee. Put the coffee grounds in a flame retardant bowl and light it to smell like incense.

Hanging a bunch of fragrant lavender around is a simple way to repel wasps.

7. DIY – Get rid of ants

materials:

  • vinegar
  • water
  • Baby powder
  • Rosemary (Other herbs also work)

how to make:

What if ants follow you into the house? Do not worry. You can deter infestation by placing things that ants dislike by placing them in the ants’ passageways. First, mix vinegar and water to wipe off any traces of ants, then place baby powder and rosemary on the road.

A very simple insect repellent trick! We have compiled a method that is harmless to humans and insects. Use it wisely and have a healthy and comfortable summer

Hey! I'm Sylvia K Kelly. A creativepreneur, blogger, and free spirit who's passionate about creating in every area of my life and sharing it.

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