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Control Pests without Harmful Chemicals

Posted on April 19, 2020 by Damion Poeling

Garden and household insects - undesirable insects, such as flies, mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches, termites, and moths, and mites such as rats and mice - are annoying, destructive, and potentially detrimental to the health of pets and humans. However, the usage of chemical toxins to control these pests is an issue - who knows what some of the chemicals themselves can do to the health of our relatives?

Fortunately, there are ways to fight these invaders without resorting to potentially toxic compounds. Basically, there are four approaches to pest management; used in combination they could go a long way to removing rodents and insects from one's house and outside environment.

First, ensure that you're not creating the conditions that encourage those pests on your premises. Standing water brings mosquitoes; take a stroll through your property and be sure that you don't have bowls of water, discarded tires, and other receptacles that could contain rain water. If you find them, eliminate them. Poorly stored food and stray crumbs can attract rodents, roaches, and mice. Keep your food stored in airtight containers, wipe down counters, tables, etc., and sweep the floor regularly, discarding the refuse and eliminating in from the home.

Second, provide obstacles, either biological or physical, to repel rodents and insects. Properly installed and maintained screens on doors and windows can help prevent flies and mosquitoes out of the home. Easy to use, nontoxic home remedies may repel pests; for example a brew of catnip tea, sprayed in a way around cabinets, baseboards, and other places, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, can repel cockroaches.

Third, you may add beneficial insects and other organisms to your surroundings. Adding ladybugs to gardens is a natural cure for decades: ladybugs just love aphids, and will eat them until the very small insects can ruin your growing plants. (Some folks go so far as to bring a gecko or two to their houses; geckos eat cockroaches, and will help maintain an infestation under control; you would need to make up your mind in case you really want to reside in the same home or flat with a few free ranging lizards. In case you've got small boys, odds are they'll be thrilled!)

Finally, if all else fails, there are chemicals, safe to individuals with regular usage, but fatal to insects, that will eliminate some insects permanently. To clear your home of cockroaches, for example, place containers of boric acid behind counters, in the backs of cabinets, in shelves, and other regions which cockroaches frequent; they will eat the boric acid and return to their nests, carrying more boric acid together; the boric acid will kill them along with the other people of their nests. (be sure that you keep the boric acids away from children and pets.)

There are also nontoxic, natural preparations offered commercially that can be used to repel or eliminate pests without negatively impacting your home environment. In a nutshell, there are lots of natural, safe choices for eliminating pests which you can use to be certain that your house is a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere for your loved ones, not for unwanted guests.

Garden and household pests - undesirable insects, such as flies, mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches, termites, and moths, and intruders like rats and mice - are annoying, destructive, and potentially detrimental to the health of pets and humans. However, the usage of chemical toxins to control these pests is an issue - who knows what some of the chemicals themselves can do to the health of our relatives?

Fortunately, there are ways to fight these invaders without resorting to potentially toxic compounds. Basically, there are four approaches to pest management; used in combination they could go a long way to removing rodents and insects from one's house and outside environment.

First, ensure that you're not creating the conditions that encourage those pests on your premises. Standing water brings Garden and household pests - undesirable insects, such as flies, mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches, termites, and moths, and intruders like rats and mice - are annoying, destructive, and potentially detrimental to the health of pets and humans.