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Mama’s Guide to keeping the Insects out of your house

Imagine having that good night sleep, only to be awakened by a cockroach right in bed next to you. Ewww, definitely bad!  If left unchecked Cockroaches, lizards, centipede’s earwigs, insects etc. may share all spaces around your home with you. As much as they are an unwanted sight, they also pose a great danger to your personal hygiene and health in general.

Here are some tips and tricks to keep all insects away and reduce their presence in your home.

Proper Hygiene

Hygiene is first and very important if you will successfully keep them away from your home. Clean your home properly and never have enclosed spaces that are quite dusty and dirty as they are breeding grounds for insects. To keep roaches away from your kitchen, never have stored away dirty dishes. Wash off as soon as Meal is over and keep all surfaces clean and sterilised.

Limes and cloves

Another great way to keep the bugs out is by cutting Limes into halves and placing at corners especially the kitchen, thy prevent bugs from coming near such an area. You can also use garlic gloves (although their pungent smells may entail you keep these in the kitchen.

Grow Some herbs

Herbs are especially good insect repellants, especially plants line Rosemary or mint. They tend to keep mosquitoes away and have quite a characteristic aroma. Therefore it is a win win situation, you  get to add fresh smell to your home, while keeping away mosquitoes. Perhaps, you also have a get extra Rosemary when next you decide to prepare Jollof rice.

Johnson’s baby oil is a mosquito repellent

I guess you never knew, well the Johnson & Johnson baby’s oil is a natural repellent for mosquitos and will prevent mosquitoes from attacking your little one. Why not pick a nice bottle of it today.

Citronella Candles

Citronella candles are especially quite pleasing to the nose but are quite pungent to mosquitoes. Research has proven that citronella candles can reduce the attack of mosquitoes by 42%. You can by one today or make one yourself.

Get Bug/ Insects repellent

There are many bug repellent sprays that abound in the market. I don’t mean Insecticides but repellents are sprays that prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Visit the local hyper markets and check them out.

In all things, it is important to understand that cleanliness takes first place when it comes to effectively keeping bugs away from your home. Proper regular cleaning of your home keeps away all sorts of bugs and with a good use of this tips, you can keep them out for good

 

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