How to get rid of ticks inside the house and in the garden: 5 homemade recipes

Many times cleaning and eliminating household pests even involves fleas and ticks, if we have pets at home. This leads us to ask ourselves:   How do we get rid of fleas and ticks?

It is not about doing it without the necessary care, in fact when spraying insecticides and cleaning the floors, it is vital to stay away from these environments so as not to be affected by our health.

The truth is that it is not a problem to be taken lightly, since allergies, eye irritations, coughs, etc. can affect us. Therefore, we must look for more natural solutions.

In this article we are going to describe some natural insecticides that fulfill a double function, eliminating insects and pests but at the same time perfume our home:

How do I get rid of fleas and ticks in my house?

We invite you to learn about these natural methods:

Peppermint oil:

Mint is an insect repellent, in fact they stay away when they smell this aroma. A simple but very effective method is to do the following:

  • We mix 8 drops of peppermint oil in a little water and strain it into the spray bottle, mix and spray in the corners of rooms, windows and doors, which are potential access points for pests.

Recommendation:    A trick to enhance this insecticide if desired, is to add more mint essential oil or a part of apple cider vinegar.

In addition, this natural insecticide is used to scare away mice with all the risks that nearby rodents entail.

Even this natural method is very useful at home, since we can soak the insecticide in pieces of cotton and leave them in strategic places or corners of the house.

The vinegar:

We know that vinegar is a great ally for the house and for everything. Especially when it comes to repelling insects, vinegar is very powerful:

  • We can simply combine one part vinegar with another part water in a container.
  • Mix well and spray everywhere outside the house.

Sodium bicarbonate:

Baking soda quickly kills insects because it absorbs moisture from their bodies:

  • We simply sprinkle baking soda everywhere, in the cracks of the wood, floors, walls, among others.

The results of the exterminated insects will soon be visible!

Lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary:

Fortunately, lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary plants are not tolerant to insects. Reason why we can manufacture a powerful insecticide against pests:

  • The essential oil of each is mixed with water and transferred to a spray bottle. It is a way to spray this powerful insecticide or leave the concentrated mixture for several days and it will scare away these pests.
  • When we do it indoors, we spray every corner of our house to keep bugs away.

Mint leaves

Mint leaves undoubtedly help a lot, they can be placed under mattresses, in the closet, in the corners of furniture or placed in containers in strategic places.

Truly a very effective insecticide, it helps us eliminate spiders, moths, rodents, fleas, ticks, etc.

Cayenne pepper

It is impossible for insects to tolerate cayenne pepper, the way is simple by simply spraying where they are, they will stop spraying and disappear.

cedar bark

Cedar bark is very effective in killing fleas, the procedure is simple, just leave a few pieces of cedar bark behind furniture, under beds or in places where insects roam.

Let’s apply these natural remedies and we will see the excellent results in eliminating all types of parasites!

Specialized products to kill fleas and ticks

If you don’t want to make these homemade recipes, or if your house is already too infested, it may be best to use flea and tick control products, which you can get at pet stores, supermarkets, etc. These insecticides are usually quite effective, however, remember to use them with the necessary precautions as they can be very toxic.

We always recommend using protection on hands and face, keeping pets away from the area where the poison has been placed, at least for a few hours or days depending on the amount we are going to apply.