Learning About Natural Pest Control

Hello. My name is Petunia. Welcome. I would like to share my experience with natural pest control tactics with you through this site. I am deathly afraid of all insects that crawl and fly. When an insect enters my living space, I have to call in reinforcements to help me remove the invader. I do not believe in using chemicals when natural substances can do the job, however. Therefore, I started to become adept at using natural pest control tactics to keep pests from entering my home in the first place. I hope you can use the information on my site to keep your home pest free. Thanks.

All-Natural Pest Control Methods: Do They Really Work?

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You've discovered creepy crawly invaders in your kitchen or mice in your walls and you want to get rid of them quickly, but safely. A quick search for natural pest control solutions will turn up all kinds of tips and tricks for everything from getting ants out of your kitchen to humane mice control, but do these all-natural pest control methods really work? Here are a few that you might find in your search and information on how effective each method tends to be.

Plant essential oils for pest control

Using essential oils in the garden in place of pesticides can seem like a very attractive option, especially if you have kids or pets. However, most essential oils aren't as effective at long-term pest control as you think. They may work for a quick fix, killing insects or repelling pests temporarily, but they must be reapplied often, or sunlight and rain can render them ineffective. For outdoor pest control, consult a professional. There are several safe pesticides that can be used even around children and pets, and they are much more efficient than essential oils for battling pests in the long term.

Ultrasonic pest repelling devices

Wouldn't it be great if you could just plug in a device, switch it on, and send mice and other pests fleeing in fear? Well, according to the manufacturers of some ultrasonic pest repelling devices, that's exactly what you can do. Alas, there hasn't been a great deal of evidence found to support the efficiency of these devices. Their effectiveness has been disputed by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), but you could try them and hope for good results. Or, you could call in a pest control expert and ask for advice on your pest control problems.

Get a cat

Getting a cat for mice control is another 'nice in theory' method of pest control, but the reality is far different. Unless your cat is practically feral and used to catching mice for food, they probably won't be interested in keeping rodents out of your home. Most domestic cats are simply too domesticated, preferring cat food to mouse meals and they likely lack the drive to hunt more than their dinner bowl. Of course, in some instances, such as on farms or even in large warehouses, feral cats can help with mice extermination, but unless you're ready to take on a wild cat, leave this job to the professionals and let Kitty keep her life of leisure. If you want to see a site that discusses mice control services, you can check it out here.,

Diatomaceous earth for insect control

If you've been to your local garden center, you've probably seen this powdery stuff for sale. It's basically comprised of ground up exoskeletons of tiny aquatic creatures called diatoms. It sounds pretty disgusting, but it can be effective at repelling insects with soft bodies because its sharp particles slice and dice through their tender exteriors. However, it isn't effective against all pests. Cockroaches are particularly resistant to the stuff, possibly since their exoskeletons are rubbery and tough. A professional pest control specialist may recommend something like an insect growth regulator instead, which would effectively reduce the cockroach population around your home.

Prevention as a cure

If there is one tried and true 'natural' method of pest control, it's prevention. Keeping your home clean and free from food debris that could attract mice and insects can reduce or even eliminate some pest problems entirely. Keeping your trash cans sealed up tight and locating them away from your house can reduce the likelihood that mice or rats will be a problem for you. And if you see mouse or insect droppings, don't wait to see the creature that produced them to call a pest control company. A little prevention goes a long way when it comes to pest control, so speak to a professional if pests are making your life miserable.

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31 May 2016