Are you annoyed by these creepy creatures that appear in your house quite unexpectedly? There are several ways you can destroy them.
Step 1. You can hang a sticky strip or set a trap under or behind furniture, in a closet, or similar location
Step 2. Find an object to kill insects, such as a newspaper, a piece of cardboard, a paper book, or a fly swatter
Take it in your hand so that you feel comfortable.
- Hit the insect. You need to hit him fast enough so that it doesn't react, and hard enough to kill him.
- Remove insect from surface and discard.
Step 3. If you do not want to kill the beetle, make or use a ready-made household pesticide
- Mix approximately 5% orange oil with 95% water, or 10% orange blossom oil with 90% water (no orange cleaner) in a spray bottle and follow the manufacturer's recommendations on the label or website.
- Buy the finished product and follow the manufacturer's recommendations on the label.
- Spray the insect repellent on or wherever you think it might be. You can save leftover repellent for later use or throw it away.
- Another organic is ground food grade diatomite (not heat treated), a powdery, absorbent abrasive that kills insects through dehydration.
- If you are unsure if you are allergic to insect bites, see your doctor, as the bite can cause bleeding, swelling, breathing and / or heart problems, and possibly death.
- You can kill the beetle with a rag or paper towel. Throw it in the trash or, to make sure the bug doesn't come back, flush it down the toilet. Make sure the beetle really drowns.
- To get closer to the beetle, approach it slowly from behind.
- You don't have to kill the beetle. Better just catch him.
- Orange oil is non-toxic when applied topically, but be careful not to get it in your eyes, do not swallow it, and avoid prolonged exposure to the oil or vapor (use with adequate ventilation). It kills insects instantly.
- Even non-stinging insects (flies, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes) can transmit diseases that can lead to serious health problems (bacteria, viruses, fever, malaria, Lyme disease, sleeping sickness, etc.). Some are more common in hot or tropical areas.