We’re here to give you organic ways on how to keep bugs out of house naturally!

Condo space: your dwelling, your sanctuary. The space where you find solace and peace after a long, exhausting day. However, the intrusion of unwanted pests can quickly turn your haven upside down, disrupting your comfort and tranquility. Imagine the horror of seeing a cockroach crawling on top of your kitchen counters! Pests such as flies, mosquitoes, spiders, roaches, and rodents, can not only damage your property but also pose health hazards for you and your loved ones.

Over the years, condominium living has become one of the popular options for those who are seeking convenience, security, comfort, and a sense of community all woven into one place. Yet, such proximity of units and shared spaces in such dwelling can make it easier for pests to move seamlessly from one residence to another. Understanding the importance of a pest-free environment is crucial not only for the safeguarding of your property but also for the well-being of everyone in the community.

In this article, we will dive deeper into the world of pests, exploring the common invaders who disrupt and threaten your condo’s tranquility. Aside from that, we will also provide practical insight on how to protect your space against these unwanted guests—the organic way! Let’s discover the key to unravel environmental-friendly ways of safeguarding your condo for a more harmonious condo living experience!

How to Keep Bugs Out of House Naturally

Who knew that the things you’d usually find in your kitchen cupboard are one of the bests when it comes to shooing away unwanted pests and vermins? It’s time to dish out commercial cleaners and start pest control the organic way!


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The pungent, sharp smell of cinnamon repel ants away. If you’ve been seeing a line of ants on your walls or kitchen countertops, simply sprinkle some cinnamon powder (or drops of cinnamon oil) and watch these insects scurry away! Just repeat the process for weeks until you lose sight of these pesky ants! Other spices such as garlic and paprika work magic as well!

Coffee grounds

Nothing beats a warm cup of coffee in the morning. But, don’t throw those coffee grounds away yet! They can be effective insect repellents inside your condo unit. Simple collect your coffee grounds and sprinkle them onto the entry points of these insects. The strong smell of coffee is enough to make these critters turn themselves away!

Apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar

We love having fruits in our kitchen counter– for decorative and convenient purposes. However, as much as we love displaying such delights, so does the pesky fruit flies that loves to feed on them. Well, it’s time to say good bye to these creatures by making an apple cider trap.

Simply grab a bowl and pour some apple cider vinegar on it. Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and poke few small holes on top. Fruit flies are attracted to the smell of apple cider vinegar, but the bad news is, they won’t be able to make it out!

Basil plants

Basil not only work wonders inside your kitchen, but outside your condo unit as well! Aside from being a magnificent herb (it’s not called King of Herbs for nothing!), basil plants are also effective in warding off flies. Simply put a pot of sweet basil near your door– make sure the sun reaches the spot!

Related Read: Say Goodbye to Cough with These Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Essential oils

Essential oils works wonders in creating a nice, soothing atmosphere inside your abode. Not only that it makes your space smelling pleasant, but also aids in improving headaches and dizziness.

Lavender essential oil, is proven to have anti-anxiety benefits. If you have trouble sleeping, lavender can also aid in insomnia. But aside from that, do you know that lavender oil can also repel mosquitoes and other insects? Simply mix a few drops of lavender oil in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture in areas where you usually see moths flying around.

Similarly, the combination of peppermint oil or clove oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender, and water makes an instant dust mite repellent spray. Dealing with pesky mosquitoes? Thyme oil makes an amazing mosquito repellent as well!

Diatomaceous earth

Well, the name may be hard to pronounce but this rock powder made up from fossilized algae is one of the effective insect repellent out there. Say good bye to ticks, fleas, spiders, flies, bed bugs, beetles, and even ladybugs by sprinkling this powder in common entry points.

While food grade diatomaceous earth is safe for human consumption, the effect is the opposite for bugs and critters. It causes dehydration upon 48 hours after being consumed. Such minimum risk pesticides eliminates the need to use commercial insect repellents!

Garlic oil solution

peeled garlic on a plate

Next on to our list of natural repellents is garlic oil, which is notorious in repelling mosquitoes. Simply prepare the solution by mixing garlic oil or juice with water, dip some strips of clothing, and hang them where you usually hear these insects buzzing around.


This next tip is for those who have a spider fright– well, who wouldn’t be afraid of those eight-legged creatures? Slice some onions and put them in a bowl of water. Place the bowl in areas where you suspect spiders enter. The smell of the onion will make them think twice before entering your home!

The Benefits of Using Organic Insect Repellents

Chemical free

Organic repellents do not contain toxic chemicals that may harm people, pets, and the environment. Store-bought repellents usually contain N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, commonly known as DEET. Such active ingredient can cause skin and neurological problems if not handled properly.

Just as effective as commercial repellents

The most common misunderstanding is when opting for natural ones, you are compensating for the effectiveness. However, this is not entirely true. The effects of these organic repellents should not be underestimated as they perform well and at par with their commercial counterparts.

They have soothing aroma

Aside from shielding your home from the invasion of these creatures, organic repellents fill up your home with a soothing aroma. Such aroma is good for your body as it calms the mind and relaxes your body after a long, tiring day.

Final Takeaway

Safeguarding your condo from vermin and pests requires a proactive approach on your part as the property owner. Adopting organic methods to maintain a pest-free environment in your condo not only promotes a healthier living space but also aligns with sustainable and eco-friendly practices. By relying on natural repellents, proper sanitatin and preventive measures, you can create an inhospitable environment for pests without resorting to harmful chemicals.

After reading this article, we hope that you will start to embrace organic pest control methods. A small yet significant step towards creating a harmonious and sustainable living space within the confines of your condominium property.

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