Whether you own a house or an apartment, there are some common nuisances that can happen to anybody. One of the biggest problems you can encounter is insects. No matter where you live, they’ll find you. Let’s look at some handy solutions to rid your place of these obnoxious creatures.

The Clock is Ticking

Ticks are normally brought in through your pets. If they’re not cleaned properly, you could be dealing with a horrendous infestation. As an alternative to potentially hazardous sprays, you can make natural tick repellent. In a spray bottle, add 10 drops of sweetgrass essential oil, 20 drops of rose geranium essential oil, and five drops of both lemon and lavender essential oils with 100 ml of water. It’s best not to use this spray around animals that are pregnant.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Finding spiders in your house can be a rarity, but you’ll still want to deal with them when they come along. You can spray them away with a homemade spray. Mix 1/4 tablespoon of liquid detergent and five drops of peppermint oil into a spray bottle with water. Use it once a week to fend off spiders.

Ants Marching

The last thing you want in your house is an ant colony. Luckily, one thing that repels ants is the simple smell of cinnamon. With this knowledge, there are numerous ways you can make ants feel uneasy. You can toss a small trail of cinnamon or even cinnamon air fresheners in the affected area.

Always Pestering The Plants

If you’re a garden lover, you know the struggle of keeping it safe from pests. Fortunately, you can create the perfect defense system from your weekly groceries. Mix a half cup of hot peppers and onions until it becomes thick. Combine the mixture with warm water until it becomes sprayable. Spray your plants with the solution in the morning to keep pests away.

La Cucaracha

Cockroaches are easily the most infuriating insect to ever come into your house. The best way to eradicate them involves common items in your kitchen. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of baking soda with one chopped onion. Spray it around the house daily to eliminate creepy crawlies.