Tips to keep your house pest-freeduring monsoon
Pests during monsoon are a nightmare. Owing to the size and living conditions of some of these, it is nearly impossible to know where they could be in and around your house. Follow these 5 tips to keep the pests at bay.
1) Don’t leave food in open containers
Pests can detect food from afar. Make sure you keep your food items and beverages sealed in a container. You can use zip-lock pouches to store dry food items.
2) Fix wall gaps
Fill the wall crevices with cement. This will not only block the entry route for pests into your house but also seal the cracks and make walls stronger.
3) Use essential oils
Citronella and lemon grass essential oils are well known repellents of flies and mosquitoes. You can also create a mixture of these oils and use it as a diffuser.
4) Create a mixture of chillies and water
Keep this mixture in a spray bottle. Spray it on places where you find these pests frequently.
5) Create a mixture of rubbing alcohol and dishwashing liquid
Use this mixture to stop tiny insects from dropping their eggs around corners of your house. You spray it places where you have noticed ant tracks.