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5 Simple Eco-Friendly Pest Control Techniques

February 21, 2020

Do you have a pest problem that needs to be controlled? If so, follow an eco-friendly approach as it seems to be a regular practice in the residential and commercial sectors.  

Food wastage leads to pest’s arrival, unfortunately, it affects the health and wellness of our loved ones too. Thus, it makes sense to resort to eco-friendly pest control methods so you can improve your home hygiene and family members safe from the dangers of pests and rodents. 

1. Pest Control Plants

Rosemary, lavender, mint, basil and other herbs work wonders to control pests in your garden. Considered to be companion plants, herbs are used in vegetable gardens and throughout the yard. The purpose is to attract insects and deter pests.

If companion plants do not resonate with your plan of controlling pests, try petunias, clover, lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, marigolds or chrysanthemums. 

2. Clean with Vinegar and Oils

Cleaning is one of the essential steps in the pest prevention process. One of the most effective and simplest cleaners you can make at home is ½ cup vinegar, 2 cups of water and 10-15 drops of essential oils. 

If you don’t have essential oils to get rid of pests, add citrus peels to a glass container or jar and then cover with vinegar. Let it sit in a cool or dry space for a few days. Then, you can strain the solution, add some water and use it as a natural DIY bug repellant. 

The big benefit of using vinegar and essential oils is that they remove food smells so creepy insects and bugs find no reason to stay. 

3. Season Your Window Sills

Many people season their food to make it more delicious. However, there are certain seasonings that insects and bugs find really offensive. Sprinkle some cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, paprika or salt in a line along with the window sills.  

You may even put some cinnamon, cloves or bay leaves in a small bag to place in bookshelves, closets or cupboards around the house where pests are suspected. 

4. Use Food Waste

Instead of disposing of off those coffee grounds or cucumber peels, it’s a good idea to put this food waste to good use. These peels can be cut and added directly to your garden to help fertilize plants. 

Also, citrus peels can be placed on window sills or counters to keep bugs and cockroaches away. 

You may also consider storing food in glass or stainless-steel containers. This will preserve food, prevent waste and make sure nothing has been left for these pests to find. 

5. Solar-Powered Equipment

Keeping sustainability in mind, eco-friendly ways to deter pests are on increase. One of those products involves solar-powered devices. Solar devices transmit vibrations under the ground to repel pests living in holes.

In A Nutshell,

In order to make your home pest-free, keep these eco-friendly pest control tips in mind. Take small steps by resorting to organic ways of dealing with pests’ danger and make your home and the world clean and green! 

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