More often than not, insects and bugs in your home can cause a lot of problems and this is especially true for insects are there black termites who destroy your belongings. Most people’s first reaction would be to use dangerous chemical and poison based repellents in their homes which are extremely hazardous to the health of both them and their families. There have been numerous cases of family pets who have died as a result of home owners using these dangerous and poisonous insecticides in your home and therefore it is important to remember that it is better to use a natural remedy that may take a little longer to work an use a hazardous substance in your home that could put your life, your family’s lives and your pets lives in danger.

Basil for cockroaches

If you are experiencing a cockroach infestation in our home, the best known pest control method is to use basil leaves. Cockroaches hate the smell of basil and therefore it is useful to have a few basil leaves left around your home to have your home smelling like Italian goodness and also to repel the cockroaches away from your home.

Mint for ants

Ants are one of the more common infestations that occur in homes and this infestation occurs solely due to the home owners’ negligence in having old food, crumbs, sugar or sugary treats lying around their homes which basically serve as an invitation to ants to come in to your home. One of the best known to remove pest methods or getting rid of ants is to use mint because ants detest the smell of mint. You could choose to have a few mint tea bags kept in areas that are ant prone or you can even have some natural mint leaves crushed and kept around your house.

You could even choose to grow a few small mint plants in your home in small pots that you can have in your kitchen to both repel ants as well as to use in your cooking from time to time. This same thing can be done with small basil plants around your home to keep your home both ant and cockroach free which also having a small herb garden of your own to save you a few trips to the store every time you need basil or mint. Another interesting fact is that catnip works as a natural repellent to cockroaches as they do not like the smell of the plant.