Are you tired of watching roaches skitter across your kitchen floors? Have they taken over your home to the point that you just want to get rid of them but do not know how? Insects have undergone a dramatic, worldwide resurgence since they have now evolved resistance to common insecticides. Besides, chemical insecticides have other toxic substances that are definitely harmful to the insects including humans! Below are some easy natural insecticide recipes so that you make it at home without the worries of it being harmful to you!
Cinnamon not only is effective against various kinds of flying insects and bugs, it can also act as a repellent against adult mosquitoes, most notably the Asian tiger mosquito. To make a diluted 1 per cent solution, mix ¼ teaspoon (or 24 drops) of oil for every 4 ounces of water. You can spray the fluid onto your skin or clothing, around your home, and onto upholstery or plants. More: Essential oils to repel mosquitos >>
PEPPERMINT COTTON BALLS
If you are frustrated with ants and other insects residing in your house and showing up at night, here is a trick for you. Take few cotton balls and saturate each with concentrated peppermint essential oil. Place each ball on areas you feel insects reside, maybe near tiny holes, corners etc. before you go to bed. More: Peppermint insect repellents >>
All you have to do is place the leaves around nests, high-traffic areas (as in it gets a lot of insects coming through) and possible entry points. You can use fresh leaves, or dry leaves. Crushing dry leaves into a powder releases a much stronger smell. More: How to get rid of cockroaches >>
TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil is a great insect repellent and acts as a great insecticide. Simply add 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil into 1 cup water and 1 cup witch hazel. Mix everything well and pour into a spray bottle. Use it as an insecticide.