Environmentally-friendly pest control services are growing in popularity. If you are looking for a natural way to control pests in your house, then there are several organic pest control tips available today to help you. Insect pests are an intimate part of every home. In the air, carpet and cupboard in every home shares it’s resources with these tiny, often unseen invaders. Natural pest control is less expensive and safer for your family and environment.Â Pesticides are available for most common household insect pests, but these potent chemical compounds may be more harmful to you and the environment than the pests. Here are some natural, non-toxic waÂÂys to control household insect pests.
If the ant invaders persist you can use some of the below given tips:
- Keep a small spray bottle handy, and spray the ants with a bit of soapy water.
- Many ants have a natural aversion to cucumber. Set out cucumber slices in the kitchen or at the ants’ point of entry
- Leave a few tea bags of mint tea near areas where the ants seem most active. Dry, crushed mint leaf.
- Leave a small, low wattage night light on for a few nights in the area of most ant activity. The change in light can disrupt and discourage their foraging patterns. es or cloves also work as ant deterrents.
There are some Â effective Â and natural way to reduce cockroach population in your house. Clean given organic pest control methods kitchen and bathrooms is the best defense against cockroaches. you also can tryÂ some of the below:
- Catnip is a natural repellent to cockroaches. The active ingredient is nepetalactone, which is non-toxic to humans and pets. Small sachets of catnip can be left in areas of cockroach activity.
- Keep a spray bottle of soapy water on hand. Spraying roaches directly with soapy water will kill them.
- Diatomaceous earth is a safe alternative which can be sprinkled in areas where roaches congregate, especially hidden areas such a cabinet tops and behind appliances
Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and early evening. They seek areas of still air because they are hampered by breezes. Close windows and doors on the side of your house which are opposite the breeze:
- Throw a bit of sage or rosemary on the coals to repel mosquitoes if you are using barbecue
- Marigold is a natural bug repellent .Bugs and flying insects do not like the fragrance of itâ€™s flower.
Rodent control should begin by making sure your home is as impenetrable as possible. It is unlikely that you will be able to cover up every potential entry method. The other most important effective ways to practice rodent control is to keep a clean and tidy home.Â Secure any open food sources, especially the compost bin. As a deterrent, soak a rag or cotton balls in oil of peppermint (found at most health food stores), and place in areas of rodent activity. Place under an eve or under a cover that will keep the rain from diluting the peppermint. Rodents are allergic to peppermint and will avoid it.