How To Get Rid Of Bugs Using These 5 Items You Can Find At Home

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lemon, onions and garlic

  1. Boric Acid – Warning: this is so effective that your only problems may be the cleanup of all the roach corpses you might find. Sprinkle boric acid (it comes in powder form) in a thin coating over affected areas (use a dustblower) and when roaches walk over it, they are slowly poisoned to death. Plus, when other roaches eat that dead roach, they get poisoned too. You can even make a boric acid trap by mixing it with sugar and cornstarch to directly attract the roaches to their poisonous powdery death.
  2. Cedar – Keeps the bad smells and roaches away! You can find cedar in ball, block, or chip form; they are typically used to line closets and cabinets.
  3. Diatomaceous Earth – Available at most supermarkets, diatomaceous earth is a type of siliceous sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white powder. It absorbs lipids from the exoskeletons of insects, causing death by dehydration. Use in the same manner as boric acid.
  4. Pepper, Onion, and Garlic – Mixing a clove of garlic, half of a smashed onion and one tablespoon of pepper with one liter of water creates a powerful anti-pest mix. Roaches and ants cannot bear the scent; you can even throw in some soap for some extra oomph as well.
  5. Lemon – Throw in some lemon juice to the water you use to mop your floors and clean your house. The citrus smell is a natural pest and insect repellent, in addition to having antimicrobial properties as well.