It’s one of the most difficult things to kill a bug with household chemicals. However, some tips for the extermination of tick infestations can be very effective. By following these tips, you will be on your way to a healthier and more comfortable home.
First, a houseplant that thrives in high temperatures and is resistant to burning, freezing, and frosts can be used as a home remedy for a tick infestation. These plants are beech (Betula), Australian tea tree (Tanacetum ovatum), or alder (Alnus rubra).
The proper way to use these plants is to place them directly on top of bedding where ticks are likely to live. For example, placing the tea tree on the mattress. After an hour, vacuum the mattress and examine the soil for blood spots. If there are blood spots, then the plant has killed the bug.
Inspect the house for signs of dampness or moisture and store receipts for the specific dates when these may have occurred. Tabs can be left behind with the bedding if the bug gets into them. At the end of the night, take these items out of the bedding and carefully examine them for the presence of blood.
Do not use any insecticides in the beds or near the walls, except to tick extermination, ants, and spiders. Insecticides are toxic and should not be used outdoors unless directed by a licensed pest control specialist.
You may also want to consider other natural substances as alternatives to chemical treatments. Crayon, toothpaste, soy milk, tree vinegar, etc., all have properties that repel insects. They can also be mixed with water and ingested.
Ask a pest control expert to look over your house and recommend specific products that you should use. You can then blend these products with natural ingredients to make a killer combination.
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Get rid of cockroaches and other household pests with dry powder. Add a cup of this powder to a glass of water and add a little to a sealed container of laundry soap, this will kill any bugs that may have gotten into your home.
Never use poison or chemicals on your body or skin. Allergic reactions and contact with pesticides, toxins, or chemicals can result in severe sickness.
Make their home as comfortable as possible by replacing furniture, painting the walls, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, drapes, even doorknobs. Replace damaged clothing, rugs, sheets, or mats with new ones. If you are renovating your home, remove the wood flooring from rooms where ticks might be, and cover cracks and crevices with materials that repel ticks.
All the above tips are excellent ways to protect your family from tick infestations and all the potential problems that they can cause. Of course, you must always check your home for signs of insects before they actually become dangerous to your family. Don’t ignore the signs and call a professional exterminator!