It is not the nicest feeling to live in a home that’s infested by an army of pests. Everyone wants their home to be free of insects and rodents. Cockroaches are one of the commonly found insects and getting riddance from them is extremely difficult. They carry other pathogens and microorganisms in their saliva and hairy legs. Hence, they contaminate every surface that they come into contact with. And, as soon as we touch these surfaces, there are high chances of us falling sick. The other insects and rodents that can be commonly found in households are flies, ants, mosquitoes, rats, centipedes, earthworms, etc. These equally infect our surroundings and it is necessary to get rid of them. All these insects and rodents are mostly found inside bathrooms, kitchens, and drain pipes.
They lurk in the corners of these spaces and it’s mostly difficult to get rid of them manually. Hence, various pesticides, insecticides, and other chemicals are used to get rid of them. However, these chemicals emit toxic fumes. Inhaling these fumes may prove to be harmful to humans. Especially if any children or older people are exposed to these fumes they may suffer maximum discomfort, nausea, dizziness, etc.
Natural remedies are always the best to get rid of insects. Not only are these safe for your home but also for the environment. Here is a list of eco-friendly and long-lasting alternatives that you can use to get rid of insects (entering from drain pipes) without harming your family member of the environment.
1. Insect Traps
Insect traps are equipment that can be fitted inside of drain pipes. These traps usually:
- prevent insects entering from drain pipes by “water lock mechanism” – water level maintained between two filters
- trap solid waste (like food particles, hair, debris, etc) inside them which can be disposed off later manually
- prevent foul smells and gases by “water lock mechanism” – water level maintained between two filters
Insect traps are available in a wide variety of materials. Depending on the benefit of each, you can shop for the one that suits your requirements the best.
2. Drain Pipe Covers
Unlike traps, drain pipe covers cannot trap insects and solid waste inside of them. However, they do prevent insects inside the drain pipes from infesting your homes. Once, you are done using the washbasins and the drain, you can cover the opening of the drainpipes during the night.
3. Borax Powder
Drains are the most difficult places to reach in your kitchen and washroom. The way you can deal with this is to sprinkle some borax powder inside of the drain pipes and in the corners of your home. Borax acts as a poison for insects. Once they consume it they will either die or infect their entire colony once they come in contact.
4. Bay Leaves, Garlic, Onion, and Pepper
These commonly found edibles are very effective in getting rid of insects. Bay leaves can prevent ants, while garlic, onion, and pepper can be crushed together and added in a litre of water along with liquid soap and poured down the drains.
You can use a mix of the above-mentioned methods to get effective results. Besides that, remember to use a disinfecting mopping liquid to wipe the surface of your home and around the drain pipes as well. Also, remember to keep the surroundings around your waste disposal area clean, dry, and hygienic. You may not get results instantly. However, if you continue to apply these methods in the long run, you will be able to see a definite improvement for sure.
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