What Home Remedies Repel Pests?

Do you have a pest problem in your home? Do you want a natural way to get rid of them? Many products on the market claim to repel pests, but it can be difficult to know which ones are effective. This blog post will look at some of the most popular home remedies for pest repellent and discuss their effectiveness. We’ll also go over how to use these remedies safely and effectively.

Essential Oils

The use of essential oils is a popular home remedy for repelling pests. Essential oils are plant extracts that have been shown to have anti-pest properties. Citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint are some of the most commonly used essential oils. You can apply the oil to your skin directly or diffuse it in the air. They can also be used as ingredients in soap, candles, and lotions.

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Salt Barriers

Spread salt near nooks and corners where insects enter your home to keep them away. Some insects are drawn to salt because they require sodium to survive. Some insects, however, are repulsed by salt because it dehydrates them and prevents them from regulating their body fluid levels. In other words, salt makes insect survival difficult. First, bring water and a large amount of salt to a boil, then stir until dissolved. Next, pour into a spray bottle and spray where you believe insects, such as cockroaches, may enter.

Coffee Grounds

Pests can also be deterred by using coffee grounds. If you have a coffee maker, save the grounds and spread them around pest-infested areas. Ants, slugs, snails, and mosquitoes are all repelled by the scent of coffee. You can also make pest-repelling mulch out of used coffee grounds. You can even burn coffee grounds by placing them in a bowl and lighting them like incense.


Vinegar is an excellent pest control spray ingredient. It works well against ants, mosquitoes, and fruit flies. It’s strong enough to kill most pests and is frequently used as a spray-on! Combine vinegar and water in an old spray bottle to repel those pests. This concoction can be sprayed around the house, on tables where food is served, or even on tent screens to protect against insects like mosquitoes when sleeping outside!


Another herb that can be used to repel pests like mosquitoes, flies, and other insects is basil. Basil can be grown in your garden or a pot on your windowsill. Four volatile compounds found in basil plants interfere with the insects’ heat and carbon dioxide sensors, rendering them unable to recognize food. The bug is driven away by the irritation caused by these chemicals to recover its senses. Simply crush a few basil leaves and rub them on your skin to repel insects. Basil leaves can also be scattered around the house or burned in a diffuser.


Another common kitchen ingredient that can be used to repel pests is onions. Ants, moths, and other insects are said to be put off by their strong odor. To keep pests at bay, onions can be used in various ways. For example, you can scatter sliced onions around your home, boil them in water, and spray them around pest-infested areas. You can also make pest-repelling mulch for your garden by combining chopped onions and water and sprinkling it around your plants.

Soapy Water

Many pests, including aphids, whiteflies, and mealybugs, can be killed with soapy water. Soap is effective since it reduces the surface tension of the water, insects cannot float on top of it. Furthermore, the soap can clog the spiracles that insects use to breathe, causing them to drown. Simply combine 1-2 teaspoons of dish soap with 1 quart of water to use as an insecticide. As some plants may be sensitive to soap, test the soapy water on a small area of plants first. Then, as needed, reapply to keep pests at bay.

Common household pests can be effectively eliminated using these do-it-yourself home remedies for pains. However, you should call a professional exterminator if you have a severe pest problem. They can get rid of the pests in your home safely and effectively.

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