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How can you get rid of insects and pests in the home?

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Cleaning the gutters, hanging rosemary bouquets, using the right spray, and cleaning the trash can helps get rid of pests in the home. Fixing leaks, sprinkling cinnamon, using natural insecticides, and using insect barriers also assist in getting rid of pests.

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How can you get rid of insects and pests in the home?
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Keep the trash can clean by keeping it tightly covered during the week and washing it once per week. Sprinkling borax inside the garbage can makes the environment uninhabitable for pests. Make the home inhospitable for pests by pruning back the shrubs in the garden. Getting rid of dead debris and raking up weeds lying around the home prevents insects from finding a way into the house.

Use insect barriers, such as cucumber peels and garlic, to prevent crawling insects and ants from invading the home. Certain plants, such as peppermint, pennyroyal and spearmint, act as natural barriers to pest invasion when grown at the periphery of the home. Chalk, talcum powder, bone meal and powdered charcoal also serve as natural barriers.

Keep the home pest free by preventing pests from getting in through drains, windows, doors and cracks around pipes. Sealing all the openings, cleaning dirty dishes, and closing the drains prevents pest infestation. Increase ventilation, fix water leaks, and vacuum the furniture and floor to ensure there are no remaining eggs.

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