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Natural Pest Control Remedies: Safe Solutions for Your Home


It’s summer already, and with summer pests like ants, roaches, and rodents that take over our homes and make them inhabitable for us, You can use artificial chemicals to easily get rid of them, but often these chemicals are toxic and end up doing more harm than good. This is especially true if you have infants, pets, or people with breathing disorders.

No need to worry; there are several natural remedies easily available at home that are just as effective when compared to toxic artificial chemicals without any of their disadvantages.

Now, let’s check out some of these natural pest control remedies.


This amazing plant not only works as a fantastic garnish but is also excellent for keeping pests at bay. Flies cannot stand the scent of basil, so you can have them planted in your gardens, outdoor seating spaces, and kitchen. 

They are pleasant-looking plants that give a unique look to your kitchen while keeping it fresh. When combined with lavender and citronella, they make effective mosquito repellents. You can use their leaves or essential oils. 

Coffee grounds

Brewed coffee grounds are known to deter ants and many other crawlers. To get rid of ant infestations, you can place your used coffee grounds on a piece of paper near the spots where ants congregate, like pet bowls, kitchens, etc. They lose their potency once they dry up, so make sure to regularly change them.

You can also place it near windows and doors where you think pests can easily enter.

Essential oils


Essential oils are one of your best weapons in your war against pests. Different oils can be used to ward off different kinds of pests. Eucalyptus oil, which deters many flies and insects, when paired with lavender, peppermint, and spearmint oil, can be used to control bed bugs and dust mites. Peppermint is effective against spiders, and for roaches, you can use tea tree oil.

Pet owners probably already know how common it is for dogs to transport ticks and fleas from the outdoors to your home. Apply a few drops of essential oil to your dog’s necks weekly to repel ticks and fleas.


Vinegar is one of the best natural cleaners and is highly effective against many home invaders, like ants and fruit flies. Its strong scent deters ants by disabling them from forming pheromone-based navigation trails. All you need to do is mix it with water and use this solution to wipe off surfaces. You can devise a bait trap with vinegar as bait since it attracts fruit flies.

It is also highly effective against lizards, one of the creepiest and hardest-to-deter pests. You can use a simple solution of two parts vinegar, one part lemon juice, and a few drops of essential oil and spray it in areas where you’ve encountered lizards.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a tried and tested method to fight against roaches; all you need to do is sprinkle some around areas where you’ve noticed them. To make it more effective, add powdered sugar to the mixture. This potent solution is deadly for roaches when ingested, and although it is messy, it is one of the best ways to get rid of them. 


This is an age-old trick used to keep the spiders at bay. Slice some onions and place them in a bowl of water near possible entry points. Onions have the ability to deter spiders, but make sure to regularly change the onion slices and water, as they can sometimes lure other pests if left unchecked for far too long.

Lemon and orange

Lemon and lime juice are effective cleansers that can also help keep spiders, ants, and snails at bay. Spiders don’t like citrus and won’t come anywhere near your doors and windows if you spray these areas with a little bit of either kind of juice. Since this juice usually comes in concentrated solutions too, you can mix it with water and spray it all around your window panes and door frames.


You can use any of these natural pest control remedies, as they offer a safe and effective alternative to toxic chemicals. They are also  cost-effective and are environmentally friendly.

By incorporating these natural methods into your pest control routine, you can keep your home pest-free while maintaining a healthy and safe environment for your family. 

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