8 natural remedies to get rid of household insects

From ants and pantry moths to blackflies and fruit flies, these non-toxic DIY solutions are safer and greener than traditional pesticides.

Most people do not want to share their homes and gardens with certain insects, a fact illustrated by the more than $ 2 billion spent annually on commercial pesticides.

Meanwhile, the US EPA. UU. He notes that "80 percent of most people's exposure to pesticides occurs in enclosed areas and that measurable levels of up to a dozen pesticides have been found in the air inside homes." Exposure to pesticides, according to the agency, can cause a variety of harmful effects, from irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, to headaches and nausea, and damage to the liver, kidneys and nervous systems.

When we are dealing with potions to kill things, it is hardly surprising that they can have toxic side effects. And while the fear of germs and diseases that many associate with insects can make us want to use these commercial pesticides with abandonment, there are many milder ways to address the situation.

The infographic below comes from TurboTenant and offers solutions for eight common household pests. I have not tried them all, but I have had great success with a similar solution for ants, and I know that the cockroach solution works great for aphids and that the traps for fruit flies and blackflies are proven and true. . I still have to find some solution for the pantry moths, except for storing dried products in sealed glass jars, but I'm going to try the herbal sachets.

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From ants and pantry moths to blackflies and fruit flies, these non-toxic DIY solutions are safer and greener than traditional pesticides.

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