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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.

 

Bedroom Tidying and Cleaning Dubai Marina

Cleaning Dubai Marina bedrooms should be an essential part of any resident’s routine. Their bedroom is the most private and special space in the house for every individual. One only brings the very near and dear ones into the bedroom. Often, due to lack of time and also because it is the least visible area of the house, bedroom cleaning and tidying takes a backspace. Hence, often the bedroom becomes the most untidy and neglected part of the house.

What a Typical Bedroom Contains

A typical bedroom in an apartment would have the bed, of course, it might have a vanity if there is no separate dressing room. It might have one or two tables, maybe a chair to sit, a chest of drawers or a similar piece of furniture and the wardrobe or closet. It may have a TV too. The floor would definitely have a rug or two and may or may not be carpeted.

Generally, it is here, in this private space, that you have your most cherished personal items. The bric-a-brac that you love, the family photos, your children’s drawings or other such sentimental stuff that has immense emotional value to you and no one else. It also contains your clothes, jewellery and other accessories. All of these things in your bedroom require cleaning and tidying.

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Neglected Bedroom

 

How Clutter Builds Up

When you are a working person, you may not have time for cleaning the bedroom as it takes the least priority. Slowly, the bed doesn’t get made, the clothes are not sorted and put back into the cupboards, the bric-a-brac are not dusted and more added, sentimental things increase in number and the bedroom gets cluttered and untidy. Then, it becomes a huge task to clean it up and the dealing with the clutter seems like a daunting chore. But, the bedroom needs to be cleaned and tidied too as this is where you sleep. Unhygienic bedroom can become a breeding ground for diseases. You should think about calling Marine Connection, the best cleaning service in Dubai Marina to hire a maid.

Getting Started With Bedroom Cleaning Dubai Marina

If you are a busy working person with little time for cleaning up, it may make sense to hire a maid. Some people are not very comfortable with the idea of a maid going into the bedroom to clean up. In that case, you can ask the maid to clean the rest of the house and leave the bedroom to you. So, this means that you have only one room to clean up and that won’t require much time once you have it organized.

When you begin cleaning, the first thing to do is to tidy up. Put all the things that are scattered around in their place. What needs to be discarded, put in a separate pile and get rid of it. Next, sweep the floor, mop it with warm water. Vacuum the rugs and put them back in place. Strip the bed of the bedclothes, put on new ones. Put the old ones in for laundry. Dust everything in the bedroom. Open the curtains and let in some daylight. Spray a room freshener and your bedroom is clean again.

Hiring a cleaning service in Dubai Marina is a good idea. Marine Connection is the best cleaning agency in Dubai Marina area. Hiring a maid through Marine Connection makes sense as it saves you a lot of time and work.

Let the maid handle your bed making and cleaning Dubai Marina while you enjoy the beach and the sea.