Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

Pest Prevention: Use This Natural Spritz To Keep Insects Away

by Caitlin Harvey

You love your home, and you probably want to keep it pest-free. But there are insects lurking around your home that want to come in. You can prevent an infestation using this natural spritz that is safe for you and your family.

Secrets In Your Natural Anti-Pest Spritz

Pay attention to some of the following ingredients that make this spritz powerful enough to keep insects away from your home and kill any that might have made their way into your home:

Diatomaceous Earth

Some people know diatomaceous earth as a powder that aids digestion, but diatomaceous earth is also a powerful insecticide. The reason is diatomaceous earth is made up of microscopic fossilized plant remains with sharp edges. These sharp edges are fine enough to cut through the exoskeleton of any insect that might wander into your home. Do not worry, as diatomaceous earth is too small to harm you or a pet. You can purchase diatomaceous earth from your local health food store or online. Just be sure to purchase food grade diatomaceous earth.

Cedar Oil

The next ingredient that you want to make sure that you add to your spray is cedar oil. You can purchase cedar oil from your local health food store, farmer's market, or online. And be sure to look at the date it was made because the pest-killing effects of cedar oil are stronger when it is fresh.

One of the reasons you want to add cedar oil to your spritz is because the smell repels many insects, which should chase them away. Some bugs are so sensitive that merely touching cedar oil might kill their eggs or the insect itself.

Remember that these ingredients are only meant to prevent insect infestation or kill off a few stragglers that might have made their way into your home. They are not meant to deal with full-blown infestations; so make sure you talk to your pest specialist before the problems gets worse.

Make Your Own Natural Spritz

You will need the following:

  • A sterilized spritz bottle
  • A clean mason jar
  • 40 drops of cedar oil
  • 2 tablespoons of diatomaceous earth, although you can always put a little more
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • An ounce of vodka
  • 2 ounces of distilled water

All you have to do is mix these ingredients in your mason jar, and transfer them to your spritz bottle when you are done blending. You can use this spritz to freshen up your home or just every now and then to prevent infestations. But, as you can see, repelling insects can be done simply and naturally.

For more information, contact Quality Exterminators Of Georgia Inc or a similar company.


About Me

Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

After living with a pest problem in our home for years, I kind of figured the bugs were there to stay. I had tried just about every kind of at-home treatment that I could think of, but nothing was working. It was frustrating, but I knew that there had to be something that could help. After failing for what seemed like the millionth time, I finally decided to work with a professional exterminator. The expert was incredibly proficient and knowledgeable about pest problems, and remarkably, he removed all of the pests from our house that day. This blog is all about working with a pro to eliminate pest problems.