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Cleaning Dubai Marina: Green Pest Repellents

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Cinnamon is a good repellent for cockroaches and ants

How to Get Rid of House Pests Naturally

When cleaning Dubai Marina homes, people often come across pests. House pests are common throughout the world. Every country has its own set of pests and Dubai is no exception. Here too there are many different kinds of pests that sneak their way into our homes. Most of us would probably reach for the chemical laden insect repellents and pest deterrents to get rid of these unwanted visitors from our home. But if you are green conscious you will probably look for natural ways to fight these pests. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of pest with natural ingredients.

  1. White Vinegar: One of the most effective ways to get rid of ants from your home is to use white vinegar. Keep a spray bottle full of a mixture of white vinegar and water. Spray this copiously over the area where you see plenty of ants.
  2. Cinnamon Powder: sprinkle cinnamon powder in the area where you can see bugs crawling. The cinnamon will keep them out of your home.
  3. Herbs: Some herb, especially mint and basil as well as flowers like Marigold are very effective in keeping insects away. Plant these near doors and windows to keep the critters outside.
  4. Citrus: a lot of pests hate the smell of citrus fruits. Keep a bottle of lemon peel extract and spray it in areas where you can see spiders, mosquitoes, and flies. Lemons are also supposed to keep the fleas away. Rub some on your skin to prevent the fleas from sucking on you.
  5. Peppermint: The peppermint oil is a deterrent quite a few insects, the most common among them is the ant. Spritz some in areas where you see ants and watch them disappear.
  6. Coffee Grounds: They effectively eliminate the smell trails ant use to navigate. Sprinkle them around and see the ants get totally confused.
  7. Neem Oil: The oil from the neem leaves is a known mosquito repellent. Spray it around the house to get rid of mosquitoes.
  8. Boric Powder: Got a problem with cockroaches? Get rid of these pesky crawlers by making small balls of boric acid, sugar and a bit of water. Scatter them around the areas where you see the most cockroaches. The cockroach will feed on these and die.
  9. Turpentine: If you have an infestation of termites or white ants, then use copious amounts of turpentine to treat the area. The turpentine will kill off the termites and destroy the colony.
  10. Fox Urine Granules: Got a problem with rats and mice in your home or attic. Use fox urine granules to get rid of them non-violently. The granules are made of dehydrated fox urine and smell awful. It is a warning sign to the rats that its natural enemy is within the vicinity and the rats and mice quickly run away from the area.

There are many more natural remedies for common pests, we will explore a few more in our next blog post. Keep reading our blogs for more cleaning insights.

Vacation Cleaning Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina area is home to many expats who like to go home to their own countries for extended vacations. It is something everyone looks forward to but coming back home to an untidy, dirty or dusty home is no pleasure. So, cleaning Dubai Marina home before you go away on a vacation is a good idea. If you are planning to leave your home unattended for a longer period of time, no amount of cleaning before is going to ensure a clean house when you return. You may have to hire a cleaning service to come in and clean the house on a regular schedule. Marine Connections is the best and most reliable of all cleaning agencies in Dubai Marina, you can arrange a cleaning schedule with them to come in and clean your apartment while you are away. Schedule a cleaning for the day before or the day you are planning to return so that you come back to a clean house.

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Before you leave your home for the vacation, you need to prepare it for your prolonged absence. Leaving things around and leaving an unclean house may result in infestation and unhygienic house on your return. Cleaning Dubai Marina home is essential because of the high humidity in the area. If you are not careful, you may return to a house that is covered in mold and mildew.

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dust and cobwebs cover favourite collection

Things that Need Cleaning Dubai Marina Home

There are certain things that have to be cleaned before you leave. Leaving them around can result in more work upon return.

  • Remove all food and food particles and clean up the kitchen thoroughly. Use a sanitizer¬† to wipe down all the appliances and cooking stove in the kitchen.
  • Leave no food lying around. Any food item that you believe will not survive your return, give away or throw in the garbage. This would include all fruits, vegetable, open packets of snacks, biscuits, etc. Make sure all the food you leave behind is properly stored in airtight container.
  • Check that the refrigerator is working and does not have any food in it that is likely to go off during your absence. Clean the refrigerator before you leave.
  • Wash all the dishes, dry and store them away in cupboards. Clean the sink and wash it down with bleach to prevent any mold or mildew. Dry it thoroughly so there is no moisture.
  • Sweep, clean and vacuum the house and all the furniture. You may consider using dust sheets to cover the furniture. Remove all plants and real flowers.
  • Take the garbage out and clean and sanitize the garbage can.
  • Clean the toilets well and dry them properly. Use a bleach solution to wipe down all the surfaces including the tiles, toilet bowl, and washbasin to prevent mold. Put away all your personal belongings and toiletries.
  • Put the bath mats, towels and other such things in for a¬†wash.
  • Strip the bed, vacuum the mattress and put a mattress protector over it. Air the pillows and cushions and store them in vacuum bags.
  • Put away all the valuables and jewellery.
  • Do the laundry and put it away before you leave.

If you think all this is too much to do before you leave, book Marine Connection online through help4u.today to schedule a regular cleaning and have a restful vacation.