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Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai and Green Pest Control

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Plants like Catnip and Mint help to control pests naturally.

Get Rid Of these Pests Now!

Insects are present everywhere in the house, but if you are a stickler for cleanliness you certainly do not want these pests to share your home. Environmental cleaning services in Dubai are increasingly using green products to get rid of pests. You may want to try it too. Here are a few natural ways to get rid of some pests.

Ants:

Keeping ants out of the house may seem impossible but not anymore. Here are some interesting ways to keep them at bay –

Soapy water – spray it on the point of entry.

Mint Leaves – sprinkle some around the points of entry.

Cucumber peels or slices – place at the point of entry. The ants have an aversion for cucumber and will move away from it.

Citrus Oil– Spray it around the ant nest. The ants will leave and go away.

Cayenne Pepper– sprinkling peppers around the ant hole will make the ants abandon the nest.

 

Cockroaches:

Cockroaches thrive on dirt and crumbs. The best way to keep them out of your house it to maintain top class hygiene. If you still get cockroaches then here is what you can do:

Diatomaceous Earth – sprinkle this around the kitchen and places where the roaches are seen most often. The tiny particles are harmful to the cockroaches and kill them

Soap Spray – use soap solution to get rid of cockroaches. The earth gets into their exoskeleton eventually killing the cockroach.

Beer Trap – Roaches love beer. So, take a plastic bottle, cut it in half and invert the top half over the bottom half in such a way as it forms a sort of a funnel leading inwards. Fill the bottom with beer and leave it in a place where the cockroaches are most evident. The cockroaches will crawl inside the funnel for the beer and will get trapped inside as they will not be able to get out.

Catnip – is a natural deterrent for cockroaches. Place a few leaves around the areas where you do not want the roaches. Or prepare a decoction from the leaves and spray it around the crevices and cracks in the walls where cockroaches live.

Fleas:

If you have pets at home it is highly likely that you may have an infestation of fleas sometime or the other. Flea bites can be extremely uncomfortable and can get infected. Getting rid of fleas can be quite tricky. Here are some non-toxic ways to deal with it.

Bath – Bathe and comb your pet regularly. Use a flea treatment so they do not get infested again. Use a citrus infusion to bathe your dogs, do not use it on cats. Citrus is a natural flea repellant.

Garlic and Yeast– Cook garlic and add it to your dog’s food along with brewer’s yeast. This too helps to keep the fleas away.

Vacuum – all rugs and soft furnishings should be vacuumed regularly till you are sure that all the fleas are gone. Place some flea powder in the vacuum bag and always empty it outside away from the house.

There are many more natural remedies to keep other pests away. We will discuss these from time to time in our blogs. So keep reading our blogs for more interesting articles.

Removing Stains Organic Way

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Drying Clothes in the Sun is the best way to disinfect them.

Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai and Stained Clothes

Happens to the best of us, take out a favorite dress that you wish to wear out and you discover a stain on it. Most times, we don’t even notice how something got stained in the first place. We only see the stain and wonder how it got there. If you have children, you know what a difficult battle you have with stains. Children will drop food, have mud and grass marks and the worst of all blood stains from when they got hurt. It is a difficult task to clean up stains, but, there is one thing that we all have to agree, the stains have to be removed. And if they can be removed the eco-friendly way all the better for your family and its Health. There are environmental cleaning services Dubai that use organic and natural stain removers, but you can’t afford to send off your laundry to the cleaners every day.

Laundry Cleaning the Organic and Natural Way

Though it may be a lot easier to buy a prepared stain remover off the shelf and use it to remove stains, that is not environmentally friendly at all. Some of these stain removers have strong chemicals that remain in traces in the clothes and can cause skin irritation to some people.

It may take a little more hard work and conscious thinking, but using a natural stain remover is a lot better for the environment.

Natural Stain Removers

Some of the most effective natural and eco-friendly stain removers used by environmental cleaning services Dubai are:

  • Vinegar
  • Bleach (Oxygen)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (H2 O2)
  • Castile or Natural Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Natural Sunlight

These ingredients together are capable of removing most stains that you will commonly find on clothes.

Sweat: This is one stain that no one living in a hot humid place like Dubai can avoid. You sweat and it stains the clothes. But, a simple trick can help you get rid of the stain without the use of chemicals. Wash the stain with cold water. Normally this should take care of it. If it doesn’t, then add some salt to cold water and apply it on the stain and then rinse out in cold water. Wash as usual to have stain free clothes.

Blood: if not removed properly, blood can leave a permanent mark on the clothes. If the stain is fresh, it is easier to clean. Wash with cold water to take most of the blood out. Then, add a 50% solution of hydrogen peroxide in water to the stain. Leave for a bit and rinse off. If the stain is still there, repeat the process again and then wash as usual. Dry in the sun and that should take out any remnants of the stain.

Yellow stains: If you are fond of curries or add turmeric to your food you must be aware of the terrible yellow stains you can get if you drop it on your clothes. Now, worry no more. Just take some lemon juice and rub it over the stain. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash clothes as usual. Dry in the sun and the stain will be gone!

Oil Stains: Anyone who has ever cooked, has definitely had to deal with this at some time or the other. We all know how hard it is to get these stains out. But, here is a quick fix trick for all kinds of oil stains. Take some talcum powder or chalk powder (both work equally well, but talcum powder is available in most Dubai homes) and sprinkle it liberally over the stain. Leave for a while and shake off any excess powder and wash your clothes as usual. Dry in the sun for best result.

There are many more tricks and tips to deal with stains naturally. Keep reading this space for more interesting tips. Contact us if you need environmental cleaning services Dubai