Pests are not liked by everybody… yet many people are divided on the best approach to control pests because many pest control solutions are poisonous and hence harmful to humans and the environment. Fortunately, there are a variety of methods for dealing with insect problems that do not involve killing Mother Nature. Here are three of the most effective natural pest control methods:
Prevention. It goes without saying that the most effective way to pest management is to avoid pest infestations from forming in the first place. To do this, put the following measures in place: In your home, seal off all possible pest entry points with caulk, eliminate potential food sources that will attract pests and aid in their reproduction (keeping your home clean goes a long way in this department), and make certain that you are not providing pests with the type of environment(s) that encourages their growth and multiplication (moisture is your enemy). Because various pests flourish in different environments, you will need to conduct your own research in order to implement the most effective preventative strategies, which are detailed above.
Diatomaceous earth is a kind of volcanic ash. Diatomaceous earth, also known as kiselguhr or diatomite, is a powdery material that is essentially merely crumbled siliceous sedimentary rock – or the fossilised remnants of algae – that has been exposed to the elements through time. A broad range of applications for diatomaceous earth exist, with natural pest management being among the most popular of these applications. It is simple to use and does not pose any danger to human health. Simply sprinkle diatomaceous earth in areas where you know bugs are prone to congregate, and the chemical will kill the pests present while also preventing new infestations from forming over the long term. If you have pests in your home or yard that you can’t get rid of using conventional methods such as pesticides, diatomaceous earth is a good option to try. Just be sure you use food-grade (as opposed to pool-grade) sort of saline solution.
Repellents. Pests can be kept at bay by utilising natural repellents. These are available in a number of various forms, with some being more effective than others against certain pests. Citrus oil, for example, is a highly efficient mosquito and flea repellent, while ordinary household components such as cayenne pepper, mint leaves, coffee grounds, cinnamon, and lemon juice are excellent ant repellents. In order to keep fleas and flying insects away from your garden, you can consider planting some marigolds and fleabane flowers in your yard.
As you can see, there are several excellent natural methods for controlling pests in and around your house, as well as outside your home. You may alternatively choose to entrust your pest control needs to a company like us that has years of experience.