A few useful tips to get rid of insects and pests

Kitchen is the powerhouse of a home, which supplies energy to family members. If not maintained hygienic, it can invite many diseases and health related issues. Pests and insects are carriers of diseases and disease germs, and get rid of them from kitchen to ensure health to everyone.

House keeping is not an easy task, though male members of the family believe so. Apart from preparing dishes and cleaning homes, housewives need to ensure the health of family members also. Food materials and kitchen cup boards attacked by pests and insects can kill the peace of housewives. Through this column, I shall provide some of the easy tips to get rid of insects and pests, and to keep your kitchen and home interior neat and tidy.

Eucalyptus oil for ants, cockroach, housefly etc – Dip a piece of cotton in Eucalyptus oil and place in cupboards, drawers, window panels etc to get rid of ants, cockroach, housefly etc.

Baking soda for ants – Mix a little baking soda in the water used for cleaning floors. It reduces ant attack.

Baking soda for cockroaches – Powder sugar and add a little baking powder to it. Make small balls out of them and place beneath cupboards to destroy cockroaches.

Sour Curd to get rid of crickets – Take some sour curd and mix with water. Spray this solution to the affected areas to get rid of crickets.

A few more tips to get rid of insects and pests

To get rid of lizards – Clean egg shells and place them here and there in kitchen. You can reduce the entry of lizards to kitchen.

To get rid of house flies – Boil 2 or 3 pieces of shallots in a glass of water. Sprinkle this water in those areas to get rid of house flies.

To get rid of house flies from dining table – Boil mint leaves in water and clean the table surface with this solution to get rid of house flies.

To get rid of ants – Sprinkle tobacco water in affected areas.

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