Any type of insect infestation in your home can cause a number of problems. While large bugs such as cockroaches are unsightly, at least you can readily see the bugs and take appropriate action. Tiny insects, on the other hand, can travel in large numbers and you may overlook them due to their small size. Eliminate tiny insects such as ants and mites by utilizing all the tools you have available. Use homemade insecticides, homemade repellents and physical removal to end the infestation.
Things You'll Need
- Vacuum cleaner
- Washing machine
- Dish soap
- Spray bottle
- All-purpose cleaner
- White distilled vinegar
Vacuum all the carpeting in your home. Small bugs can blend into your carpeting's color, making identification nearly impossible. Use your vacuum to physically remove these little pests permanently.
Wash all your clothing, linens, and drapery in your home to kill and remove any tiny insects living on these items. The water and laundry detergent kills most insects quickly. This technique proves especially effective for mite infestations.
Pour one tablespoon of dish soap into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake the bottle so the two ingredients mix. Spray the soap mixture on infested areas around the home such as counter tops and hardwood floors. The mixture not only kills insects but also helps clean surfaces.
Clean your home to remove all food. Empty out your trash can, clean out the sink, sweep and make sure your outdoor trashcans are secured. Food attracts insects to your home. Removing food and proper disposal by tying trash bags tightly removes one of the main causes of bug infestations.
Mix one part water, one part dish soap and one part white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. This mixture repels most insects. Spray the mixture outdoors to create a barrier to prevent new, small insects from getting into your home.
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