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Home Remedies For Pest & Insect Control

Author: Benny D.
Skill: Soapmaker
Date: 01-08-2015
Views: 12,881
Word Count: 361
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10385-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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There are many conventional insect and rodent repellents, but many of us would prefer not to use toxic chemicals in our homes. Even worse, laying out poisonous traps can have dangerous, unintended consequences for children and pets.

So here are some of our favorite recipes for repelling insects and rodents naturally with Young Living essential oils. Try the following recipes to discourage the most common household pests:

Ants: Use Peppermint or Citronella essential oil on windowsills, doorway cracks, and in the corners of cabinets under the sink. Three to five drops in each area is usually enough. Wipe down cabinets and countertops with a damp sponge and six to eight drops of the essential oil.

Flies: Lavender essential oil is a natural fly repellent. Dab a little on your tablecloth to keep flies away at mealtime.

Mice: Rodents are naturally attracted to candy, crumbs, and stored food. You'll know you have a mouse problem if you find evidence that your boxes (or even furniture) have been gnawed through or (worse) if you find droppings. Mice dislike Peppermint, so you can place sprigs of fresh Peppermint between items in your pantry. Even better, make a solution of 2 cups water with 3 teaspoons of Peppermint essential oil and spray it throughout your home. It also works well to saturate cotton balls with Peppermint essential oil and place them in pantries, cracks, and crannies.

Silverfish, earwigs, and centipedes: Peppermint, Citronella and Eucalyptus essential oils are all great for repelling the creepy crawlies. Dab several drops in any areas that get damp with moisture, such as on plumbing fixtures and in garages and basements.

Spiders: Dab a little Lemongrass essential oil on bed linens to deter strange bedfellows at night. A little Peppermint essential oil mixed with water and sprayed on doorframes, windowsills, attics, and garages will also work wonders.

Weevils and mites: Shampoo your carpet regularly with a mixture of 3 cups water, 3/4 cup liquid castile soap, and 10 drops Peppermint essential oil. First mix the ingredients in a blender, and then rub the foam into affected areas with a damp sponge. Let your carpet dry and then vacuum. (Spot test first to ensure that your carpet is colorfast.)

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mites — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
2.Associated topics: mites — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
3.Associated topics: mites,bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-deterrent — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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