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 permanently remove these unwanted guests.
Keeping ants and cockroaches away is not just a matter of aesthetics or comfort. 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 invasion by ants and cockroaches . However, sometimes this 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.
Peppermint oil . It is one of the most effective repellent oils and can also be toxic to cockroaches. Add a few drops to the water you use to wash the floor. You can also soak cotton balls in peppermint oil and place them on the insects’ entry points.
Eucalyptus oil . Their scent 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 your home.
Cedar oil . It is a natural insecticide that is a great help against cockroaches and ants and will make the whole house smell great.
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 put a few drops in the solution you use to wash the floor.
Oregano oil . Its aroma is very pleasant and is able to repel both ants and insects. Its effect is longer lasting than other oils.
Laurel oil . Laurel is one of the best known remedies for cockroaches. You can also use it to deodorize your home.