Bugs Be Gone: 7 Natural Ways to Kill Bugs

Did you know that there are more than 100 different types of bugs in your house on a daily basis? The average house will typically have 100 different kinds of bugs including ants, spiders, flies, and cockroaches. While this might cause you some panic, there’s no need to worry! The majority of these bugs have always been in your home and, for the most part, won’t cause you or your property any trouble. Either way, there are some bugs that can be a nuisance. Regular pesticides and bug sprays contain a lot of harmful chemicals. There are natural ways to kill bugs.

Keep reading to find out what they are!

1. Basil Keeps the Flies Away

Flies are definitely on the list of pesky bugs. They buzz around in your ear and land on your food. No one likes having these bugs around.

Basil will kill the presence of flies in your home immediately, they don’t like the smell of it. Placing some pots of basil around your home (by a window or on the kitchen table) will add a lovely natural element to your space and it’ll keep the flies away. Another option is to put some dried basil leaves in a small bag and rub it around the doors, the place where flies enter the home.

2. Dish Soap Will Get Rid of Ants

We don’t usually think of ants as harmful, only as an annoying reminder not to leave that half-eaten PB&J on the kitchen counter. Ants are usually found around a home’s kitchen because they are attracted to food.

Ants can definitely cause some harm including contaminating your food and damaging any wood on your property. This is why getting rid of ants is very important.

A natural insect killer for ants includes mixing some water and dish soap in a spray bottle. All that’s left to do is shake up the mixture and spray around the areas of your kitchen where you tend to find the most ants.

3. Spiders Don’t Like Citrus

Spiders are a true phobia for many people. It’s even more alarming to realize all the different species of spiders that can hide away in your home.

While many spiders can’t cause humans much harm, many of their bites aren’t poisonous, it would make us all feel better to kill the spiders in our home and prevent any more from coming in.

Citrus is a great way to rid your home of these creepy little crawlers. Fill a spray bottle with some water and lime or lemon juice. Spray this liquid on surfaces where you’ve seen spiders, they usually like to lurk in the corners of your home.

4. Cooking Oil & Syrup Concoction for Cockroaches

No one likes finding a cockroach in their home. And despite keeping your home sparkling clean, those bugs can show up out of the blue.

You might want to stop using the roach spray you’ve always used if you have kids or pets. These sprays usually leave behind some residue and can be toxic if ingested. Thankfully, there’s a natural way of getting rid of these pests while keeping your family safe.

This trap used to kill bugs, including roaches, is simple to make. Take an empty bottle of wine and line the bottom of it with some maple syrup. Rub the top of the bottle with some cooking oil.

This concoction will trap and kill the roaches in a breeze!

5. Baking Soda for the Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are some of the most harmful pests around. They infest your mattress and cover you in itchy bites. Most of the articles and videos that talk about how to kill bed bugs suggest foggers and insecticides that release a lot of toxic chemicals.

If you’re wondering what home remedy will kill bed bugs, we have the answer for you. It sounds a bit strange but baking soda can take out all the moisture of the bodies of bed bugs.

Spread some of the baking soda powder where you have an infestation, clean up and add some fresh powder every couple of days. Before you know it the bed bugs will be gone!

6. Salt the Fleas Away

Fleas are a terrible pest, especially when they latch on to your poor dog’s fur. If you find your dog scratching more than usual and see what seems to be an allergic reaction, they probably have fleas.

Fleas can become an infestation in your home as well. They can jump incredibly far and that’s how they usually find their way to your pets or your family.

One natural way to get rid of these bugs is by using salt. The same way that baking soda dries up a bed bug, salt does the same to fleas. Spread the salt around the problem areas of your home, clean up and repeat for a couple of days.

7. Neem Oil Kills Many Bugs

Neem oil is a natural pesticide that’s produced from the seeds of a neem tree. If you’re wondering what bugs neem oil kills, it actually kills lots of different kinds. Anything from moths to cockroaches to termites will die from neem oil.

This non-toxic and natural pesticide can be mixed with water and sprayed in areas where these bugs are usually found. You’ll start seeing results right away!

Kill Bugs With These Natural Pesticides

Getting rid of pests no longer requires using toxic chemicals that can harm you or your family. There are many natural ways to kill bugs, the list above includes some of the most effective. Don’t forget to contact us with any of your pest control questions, we’ll be happy to help!

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