Gentle Ways to Deal with Insects in the Home

August 14, 2019

A growing number of homeowners are uncomfortable with using traditional pesticides for a variety of reasons, including health and environmental concerns. If you’re among them, here are some natural ways to deal with insects in your home:

  • Use a mixture of unsweetened lemon juice and water to deter spiders. Spray the solution near doorways and window sills where these arachnoids can enter.
  • Combine an equal mixture of vinegar and water to create an effective deterrent for a variety of crawling insects, particularly ants. Spray the solution on floors and countertops that are close to these creatures’ food sources.
  • Invest in a fake wasp nest to deter real wasps from building a nest on your property. You can buy one in stores or online, or just make your own out of a regular brown paper bag.
  • It is recommended that you test any surface spray that you plan to use to make sure that it doesn’t stain or otherwise harm the surface.

Also, remember to keep the summertime sweet treats stored where the crawly critters will not find them. They like sugar as much as we do!

If you have any questions, let me know.