3 Top Methods for Natural Pest Control

No one likes pests . . . but many people are torn over the best way to control pests, as many pest control methods are toxic, and therefore unhealthy for humans and the earth. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to counter pest problems without poisoning Mother Nature. Here are three top methods for natural pest control:
Prevention. Of course, the best approach to pest control is to prevent pest infestations from occurring in the first place. Implement the following to accomplish this: cut of all possible pest entry points in your home, eliminate possible food sources that will attract pests and help them propagate (keeping your home clean goes a long way in this department), and make sure you are not providing pests with the type of environment(s) that supports their growth and multiplication (moisture is your enemy). Different pests thrive in different ways, so you will need to do your research in order to take the appropriate prevention measures, as outlined above.
Diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth, also commonly referred to as kiselguhr or diatomite, is a powdery substance that is actually just crumbled siliceous sedimentary rock – or the fossilized remains of algae. Diatomaceous earth is used for a wide variety of purposes, one of the most common being natural pest control. It is easy to use, and not at all harmful to humans. Simply sprinkle diatomaceous earth wherever you know pests are likely to hang out, and the substance will kill those pests and keep new infestations at bay on a long-term basis. You may use diatomaceous earth on ants, roaches, fleas, bed bugs, and a number of other common household and outdoor pests. Just be sure to use the food-grade (as opposed to the pool-grade) type.
Repellents. Keep pests away by using natural repellents. These come in a variety of forms, and some are more effective than others for different pests. For example, citrus oil is an effective mosquito and flea repellent, while common kitchen ingredients like cayenne pepper, mint leaves, coffee grounds, cinnamon, and lemon juice are great for keeping ants at bay. You may even want to plant some marigolds and fleabane flowers in your garden, to ward of fleas and flying insects.
As you can see, there are some great, natural ways you can control pests in both your home and outside your home. You may also opt to put your pest control into the hands of professionals like us

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