Every day people complain about the invasion of their homes by various insects and pests. People are also trying to find effective ways to save their pets from tick bites and other pests. There are ways to get rid of them, and you can make those insect repellents in your home. Let’s find out how!
• Means against mosquitoes!
To prepare this product, which is very effective in the fight against annoying mosquitoes, you need only three ingredients: vegetable oil, mild hair shampoo and 9% vinegar.
Method of preparation and use.
Mix equal amounts of these ingredients in a spray bottle. How will you know when it is ready for use? It’s easy. Once the ingredients are well mixed you will get a white emulsion. Stir well before each use to even out the ingredients. Spray parts of the body that are at risk of mosquito bites, such as the arms, legs and feet, at a distance of a few centimeters.
• Fight against ticks and fleas!
Fleas and ticks feed on the blood of animals, and after the sting they cause unpleasant itching, so they can cause wounds in your pet. Although there are ampoules that can protect pets from ticks and fleas, you can make an effective remedy against them yourself. For this product you need: 100ml apple cider vinegar, 200ml water, a teaspoon of baking soda, a teaspoon of salt.
Preparation and use of the means against ticks and fleas.
Mix water and apple cider vinegar together. Then add the soda and salt. Coat your pet with this solution, by paying attention to the area of the head, neck and between the legs, because there is less hair in those parts of the skin. Also be careful not to make eye contact.
This preparation works in such a way that apple cider vinegar reduces the pH value of the dog’s skin and it becomes unfavorable and intolerable to parasites.
You can also make an effective remedy against ticks and fleas with a mixture of lavender, lemon and rosemary. The mixture is prepared in the same way, by mixing these ingredients together and coating your pet. The advantage of this product is that your pet will also smell nice.
• How to deal with ants in the house?
The ants we can find in the home are not at all the same as the ants in the open, on the streets, in the parks, etc. The ants that are found in the homes are a thermophilic variety, which is characterized by a bright red color. These ants can be carriers of infections that cause allergies and gastrointestinal diseases. To get rid of these insects, it is not necessary to prepare a homemade solution or powder, because what is quite effective in the fight against ants, is available in any pharmacy – it is boric acid. To make a bait, it is enough to mix boric acid with jam or sugar, but the acid content of the bait should not exceed 2%.
Otherwise the ants will die, but those who remain in the nest will not have time to be poisoned.