It is okay to admit that you hate insects as much as everyone else. These little creatures buzz and crawl around as if they are trying to taunt people. This is one reason why many people look for different ways to keep bugs away, and the following five suggestions may help.
1. Kitty Power
No one wants to deal with an infestation. Those who already have one will need to surrender, and call a professional like Pointe Pest Control to take care of it, but some might be able to prevent this. One solution is to keep a cat at home. The diet of a cat consists of 25 percent insects. You will need to make your cat an indoor-cat to ensure it concentrates on insects in the home.
2. Plants Rule
It may be a good idea to consider getting a few plants at home that can help kill or at least repel a few insects. For example, plants from the mint family such as peppermint have been known to repel many insects due to their scent, which is strong enough to disorient some bugs. There are other options, too, like Venus flytraps or sundew plants that could help keep your home pest-free.
3. Insect-Eating Insects
This might be a little icky for some people, but those who can stand a spider or two may want to consider letting them roam wild in the house. Spiders are perhaps one of the best bug killers in the business. Their cobwebs are negatively charged and powerful enough to attract insects (which are positively charged) if they get close enough to the web.
4. Temperature Changes
Insects do not like cold environments just like you. It might be a good idea to keep your home at temperatures under 72 degrees. You do not have to turn your home into a freezer; just do the best you can and wear warm clothes, which is an advantage you have over insects that cannot clothe themselves. Surely, those who live in colder regions have noticed that bugs are pretty much gone during the winter, so use this concept to keep bugs out.
5. Scented Candles
You know that the mint scent can help keep bugs away naturally. Well, you can use natural extracts to create scented candles to repel bugs. You can also use scents like lemon, lime, basil, or even rosemary to keep these little creatures away from your home. Do not worry about putting the candles out because scents stay active for a long time, so candles do not have to stay on 24 hours a day to keep bugs away.
These are just some ideas that may help keep a home pest-free. Of course, they are not meant to deal with a full-blown infestation, so do not use these as such because you will not have the results you are looking for. Hopefully, you use these solutions before an infestation takes over.