Here’s a way to get your pesty friends out of your home naturally.
For a basic pest control kit starter kit, I would suggest these 4 essential oils:
These four oils will cover most insect needs and are very reasonably priced.
HOME PEST CONTROL
A great way to start is by mopping the floors and cleaning the baseboards with the follow combination:
1 1/2 gallons of water
two glugs of vinegar
a dash of eco dish soap
8 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
This combination of oils on your floors will send ants, beetles, and spiders running and it smells amazing. Lavender is also used to deter scorpions.
Having lavender and peppermint plants around your the doors and windows of your home will help deter insects as well.
You can also fill a spray bottle with water and add 10-15 drops of each essential oil (to solve your specific insect problem) and spray the infested area and outside of your house.
PROTECTING YOUR PLANTS
The powdered form of Cinnamon and Clove can be a powerful repellents for aphid and insects that attack your plants. They can also destroy mold that develops in the potted soil of over watered plants. Mix the powered cinnamon and clove then sprinkle in the soil of the affected plants. You can use Cinnamon and Clove essential oils to mist on the leaves of the plants that have been infested with aphids or other insects. Try a test on a couple of leaves before treating the entire plant first.