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Everyone has their own preferred product for pest control. However, many homeowners don’t know that many commercial pesticides contain harmful synthetic chemicals. In order to ensure the safety of your family, it is best to avoid using commercial products, but this does not mean that you have to accept less effective solutions. Natural pest control solutions, such as clove oil for bed bugs or clove oil for cockroaches, can be used like the most popular commercial insecticides, but they have the added benefit of being non-toxic.
Many insects are attracted to sweetness, which is why they are particularly attracted to sticky spills on kitchen floors and counters. Some homemade insecticides kill insects when they come in contact with them, and they may also have residual effects.
According to Karen Russ, a home and garden information expert at Clemson University, the essential oil eugenol in cloves can kill insects when in contact, making it an excellent choice for homemade insecticide or as the sole insecticide Element. As a contact insecticide, just spray clove oil directly on household pests such as ants, fleas and cockroaches.
The whole dried clove can also be used as an insect repellent, because although the oil is already dry, the pungent smell of cloves repels pests such as ants, flies and moths.
Clove oil in insecticide form works best when combined with other essential oils, such as peppermint extract or citrus oil. For a simple clove oil insecticide recipe that make clove oil spray, combine several drops of this oil (or in combination with other essential oils) with a quart of water, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spritz the area around baseboards, under cabinets and appliances, and even on countertops to repel common household pests. Before spraying baseboards and other surfaces, test-spray a small inconspicuous area to make sure the clove oil does not stain or damage these surfaces.
While the scent of cloves may linger, the residual effects of clove oil insecticides are limited. This means that you should reapply the mixture frequently, and spray it directly on the insects whenever possible.
Many homeowners are turning to natural and organic cleaning products and pesticides to protect their loved ones from the harmful ingredients in many commercial products. Organic, clove oil-based insecticides can be purchased online and in some retail stores.
The products are effective both inside and outside against a variety of insects, including ants, beetles, flies and roaches. These products often work through the combination of essential oils, such as clove oil, with diatomaceous earth, which breaks down the exoskeleton of insects on contact, causing dehydration and death.