Does it feel like your house has been invaded by creepy crawlies and flying pests? There seem to be more flies, bugs and spiders in our home than ever this year and so we have been looking for ways to reduce these visitors as none of us here are very keen on their presence! Here are some of the tips we have found and are going to be trying ourselves!
Conkers Conkers. Yes, that’s right, conkers. Apparently, if you collect conkers and place at least 4 in every room (one in each corner), this will significantly reduce the presence of spiders in your house. We don’t know the science behind why this should work but we tried it last year (the kids love collecting conkers anyway and we are lucky to have a tree with plenty just up the road), and sure enough, we did notice a lot less spiders. So in our mind, it works!
Peppermint This is a tip we recently heard and are yet to try. Pop some peppermint oil into a spray bottle with some water and spray around your house. People swear by this cheap and effective tip! Off to the shops to get some peppermint oil now!
Spider Stop One of our best sellers at Betterware, is the Spider Stop Spray. With over 4.5 star rating from our customers, this seems to be the business. With ingredients that spiders find offensive, it’s sure to keep your eight-legged friends away. Use every 2-3 weeks for maximum effectiveness.
Malt Vinegar Bring malt vinegar to boil in a saucepan and watch the flies leave. Just don’t let the vinegar burn or it smells awful!Flytrap Sunflower Window Stickers
These attractive window stickers are infused with a scent that flies find irresistible. Simply apply to your windows to attract insects and stop them from entering your home. Easy to remove and leaves no sticky residue. Great for conservatories, greenhouses and kitchens.
Mint Plant Try placing a large mint plant by your door. Flies do not like this and it can help to deter them from entering your house. Lavender and tomato plants are also rumoured to work. This sounds good to us, we can grow the herbs and plants we love and keep those flying friends away too.
Ant Trap We have been inundated with ants this summer trying to enter our kitchen around the patio door. Next time we will be trying this Ant Trap. Designed to allow the ants to enter but not exit again, seems to be the perfect solution.
Citronella Coasters What a great idea! Keep those insects away from your drinks with these citronella infused Coasters.
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