The most efficient way of using peppermint against insects is to dilute the oil made of this plant with water. You can also add alcohol to this liquid, which will make it even more powerful.
Spray the infested areas with this mixture regularly, and you will get rid of any bugs entirely approximately in a month.
Garlic is another popular spice, which can be used as an effective weapon against water bugs. You can use it in two different ways.
The first one is a spray made of garlic and soap. This remedy is particularly powerful since it devastate the shells of cockroaches. In addition to it, this liquid has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
In order to prepare this magic mixture take a cup of water and boil it. Peel up to 7 cloves of garlic and put them into the boiling water. You should leave this “soup” for 20 minutes. Now you should take the garlic from the water, which should be left for cooling.
When the water is not hot anymore, fill a spray bottle with it, adding liquid soap (a couple of teaspoons). You should shake the bottle in order to mix the substances very well.
Now the remedy is ready for use. You should spray it in the infested places regularly in order to get rid of water bugs.
Another recipe for a homemade insecticide is a mixture of garlic, cayenne pepper and onion. Mixing all these ingredients together will give you a powerful weapon, which will kill all the pests in your household.
Mix six cloves of garlic with one peeled onion in a blender. Then you should add there water (400-500 ml). Spread 20 g of cayenne pepper in the liquid.
The insecticide can be used directly to kill water bugs in their nests, or you can also strain the mixture and wipe all the surfaces with the water taken of the mixture.
This recipe is so efficacious, that you can use it once a week during a month and enjoy the results.
Prevention of Water Bugs
No matter which way of exterminating water bugs you have chosen, you should change some of living habits in order to prevent new cockroaches form breeding in your house.
You should learn to wash the floors at home at least once a week, and twice a week in your kitchen. When something falls on the floor or any liquid is split, you should wipe it immediately.
Learn to wash the dishes before going to bed. Even if you are rather tired, remember that cockroaches are waiting for you falling asleep and then they will be able to come out and start their dinner on your dirty plates. The same rule concerns trash bins – you shouldn’t leave trash overnight at home.
In case you have home plants or a garden near your home, you should treat the plants with anti-bug substances as a matter of prevention. In order not to damage your plants, you can use some of the natural remedies we have already described.
Remember to keep your place clean. Providing cockroaches enter your house accidentally, these insects won’t stay in a clean house for a long time.