Are you trying to get rid of bugs at your house ?? There are many commercial insect repellents that are available on the market which claims to get rid of bugs, however, they contain a lot of chemicals and poisonous ingredients that can be toxic to humans.
Instead, try using essential oils to safely get rid of bugs. Essential oils work effectively to get rid of bugs without causing any problem to your health. Here is a list of the best essential oils and simple ways to rid the bugs using them –
PEPPERMINT OIL BUG REPELLENT
Peppermint oil effectively helps to repel ants, spiders, and other flying insects.
To use – Add a few drops of pure peppermint essential oil on cotton balls and place it in your pantry or around your windows, doors to get rid of ants.
TEA TREE OIL BUG REPELLENT
Tea tree oil is one of the popular oils to repel pesky bugs and other insects including flies, fleas, and cockroaches.
To use: Add 12 cup of water to a spray bottle and then add in 20+ drops of tea tree oil. Spray it on your clothes and on the kitchen counters to get rid of fruit flies. READ MORE – THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR SHAMPOO FOR HEALTHY HAIR GROWTH
EUCALYPTUS BUG REPELLENT
Eucalyptus oil can be used to repel many types of pesky bugs and insects including flies, fleas, and mosquitoes.
To use – Dilute several drops of eucalyptus in a bottle filled with water or vinegar and spray it on your clothes or around the house to reply mosquitos.
The best essential oils that repel insects are as follows:
- Ticks: Oregano, Thyme, Eucalyptus
- Ants: Peppermint, Clove essential oils
- Flies: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Cedarwood
- Spider: Peppermint, Spearmint
- Fleas: Peppermint, Spearmint
- Cockroaches: Peppermint, tea tree oil
- Snails: cedarwood, pine.
- Beetles: peppermint, thyme
- Fruit flies: Peppermint, tea tree oil, clove
- Mosquitoes: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Rosemary, lemongrass
BUG REPELLENT SPRAY RECIPE
Add water to a glass bottle and add in 20+ drops of essential oils from the list of oils mentioned above. Spray it on corners of the bed frame, windows, pantry and in the kitchen. The strong scent from the essential oils will last for days; not only will it destroy the existing bed bugs and their eggs. READ MORE – TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL – BENEFITS AND USES