6 ways to naturally get rid of bugs in your home

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Do you have tiny bugs in your home? Maybe you have come across many of them crawling around your indoor plants. In winter, these creatures may find a warm place to escape the cold. So, it’s a good idea to find a way to get rid of them as they may cause problems for you. After all, you may not want to share your house with them. As far as getting rid of them is concerned, you can use many ways. You can choose the DIY route or you can hire a professional pest controller. The choice is yours. However, the later may cost more as professionals will use special chemicals to clean your house. Given below are some natural ways of eradicating them without spending a lot of money.

Peppermint oil

Aside from making your rooms smell sweat, peppermint oil can repel mice, mosquitoes, spiders, and ants, just to name a few. Using peppermint oil is quite easy. All you have to do is mix a few drops of the oil in 7 ounce of water in a bottle. To mix the solution, shake the bottle for a few seconds and then spray around vents, windows, and doorways.

Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth is made by crushing fossilized algae. It is non-toxic for humans but is deadly for pests and other insects especially stink bugs, bed bugs, and flies. They can also work well for earwigs, beetles and spiders. The bugs won’t be able to sustain DE more than 48 hours. This is a cost-effective but very effective solution if you are on a budget.

Neem oil

As the name suggests, Neem oil is obtained from the Neem tree. This oil can be used to kill more than 200 species of pests. The great thing about Neem oil is that it is not harmful for humans or animals. To control white flies, thrips, and aphids, you can spray this oil on your indoor plants. Just make sure you get pure Neem oil.

Insect traps and flypaper

For centipedes, flies and moths, you can use sticky traps. They attract insects through their beautiful color and scent. When the insects get closer, they get stuck to the flypaper.


Pyrethrin is obtained from the flower called chrysanthemum. This insecticides damages the nervous system of an insect. As a result, the insect dies within a few minutes. To get rid of the bugs, all you have to do is spray this solution on fleas, flies, moths, and mosquitoes.


Lavender plants can be used in an effective way to repel fleas, flies, moths and mosquitoes. The method is quite easy. All you have to do is put sachets of lavender (dried) in the closets. Alternatively, you can mix the oil in about 8 ounces of water and then spray the solution around your house. This will keep the annoying bugs from entering your house.

By Shalini Madhav  

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