You will often find cockroaches, spiders, rodents, and other insects crawling around your house, especially during autumn. These insects not only look creepy, but they can contaminate your food and spread diseases as well. Here are some tips to keep your house insect-free.
Clean your kitchen every day
Cockroaches, rodents, ants, etc. are attracted to food debris. So, you should clean the kitchen thoroughly so that no debris is left behind. You should clean up any food that is lying on the countertop or floor and wipe the surfaces with disinfectants. You should seal up foods in air-tight containers.
Get rid of dampness
If your room is damp, there is a high chance of insect infestation. So, you should let the fresh air come inside your house by opening windows and keeping the bathrooms ventilated. You should drain water from the sinks. The bathroom must be kept dry always.
Seal any cracks
If there are any cracks around the house, you must immediately seal them. Insects tend to hide in these gaps and come out during the night. You should block the gaps under and above the sink.
Use essential oil
Spiders get repelled when there is strong smell around. So, you can add few drops of peppermint, tea tree, rose or lavender oil in a spray bottle and spray the liquid in every corner of your room.
Many flying insects are attracted to light. You should use halogen lights and in shades of orange, pink or yellow preferably. These colored lights attract fewer insects.
Keeping the entire house clean all the time is the magic formula to keep insects away. You should de-clutter your house and get rid of things that you don’t need. This way, the insects won’t find much hiding space.