Clean the floor with these essential oils to keep ants and cockroaches away forever

The presence of insects is one of the most common problems in our homes, and among these ants and cockroaches are among the most frequent. Fortunately, it is possible to adopt natural remedies to ward off these unwanted guests forever.

Repelling ants and cockroaches is not just a matter of aesthetics or convenience. Although small and harmless, these insects are considered disease transmitters and vectors of pathogenic germs. To make matters worse, they usually target our food.

Keeping your home clean and tidy is the first step to reducing the risk of finding it invaded by ants and cockroaches. However, sometimes it may not be enough.

Below we list some essential oils that have a repellent action on these unwanted guests, and which will help us keep them away.

Mint oil. It is one of the most effective repellent oils and, for cockroaches, it can even be toxic. Pour a few drops into the water you use to wash the floor. Alternatively, soak cotton balls in peppermint oil and place it in the insects’ entry points.

Eucalyptus oil. Their aroma is very pleasant for us humans, but impossible for insects to tolerate. In addition to using it to wash the floor, you can mix it with water and spray it in the corners of the house.

Cedar oil. It is a natural insecticide that is of great help against cockroaches and ants and will give an excellent scent to the whole house.

Rosemary oil. This aromatic plant is widely used in cooking and in natural medicine, but is toxic to many types of insects. Mix it with water or pour a few drops into the solution you use to wash the floor.

Oregano oil. Its aroma is very pleasant and is capable of repelling both ants and insects. Its effect is longer lasting than other oils.

Laurel oil. Laurel is one of the best-known remedies against cockroaches. You can also use it to deodorize your home.