Keeping roaches and other pests out of your home tends to be a continuous task, even when a pest control company treats the place on a regular basis. You'll likely find that it's essential to personally do a little leg work throughout the year if you want to keep bugs out of sight between those professional visits – here are a few awesome natural pest control options to consider for three common house bugs that are sure to provide results without any harmful side effects:
When it's hot and moist outdoors at any time throughout the year, you are likely to find ants trying to make their way inside the house. You can keep them away by making sure that sweet items like syrup, sugar, jam, and even fruit, are never left on countertops or in cupboards. Keep it all in the fridge, or at the very least transfer the sweet stuff to sealable containers that can't be penetrated by small pests. Try a few of these options as well:
For the best results, it's a good idea to incorporate all of these tactics at the same time as soon as you notice ant trails start to form.
Roaches tend to be the most dreaded pests for homeowners, in part because they are so ugly, but also because they typically leave behind excessive excrement as they travel and scavenge. Any excrement that's left behind can result in side effects, like bacteria buildup and breathing issues, if someone in your household is exposed. Roaches happen to be pretty hard to kill, which means that your most effective pest control option is keeping them from entering your home in the first place. You can use these techniques to get the job done:
It is also important to keep cardboard, firewood, and other convenient roach hiding resources away from the immediate vicinity of your home.
Crickets can get annoying quickly after infiltrating the home, and if they can't be caught, sleeping might not come easily for anyone in the household. And even if you can keep crickets happy outside the house, there's a chance that your veggies and flowers won't fare well. But with the help of the following tips and tricks, you can naturally keep crickets out and away from your house for good:
A fun and tasty way to keep crickets from hanging out around your home is to plant herbs, such as basil and cilantro, and spices like garlic in pots and place them in various locations around the yard.
As long as these tactics are used regularly, you should see a noticeable reduction in pest problems between your professional pest control treatments.Share
24 February 2016
When we realized that our daughter had severe allergies, we started thinking about what types of products we were using around our home. Instead of spraying things everywhere, we started focusing on natural, herbal remedies. Believe it or not, we even found chemical free ways to control the pests in our house. We contacted an all natural pest control company who specialized in effective, humane treatment. For example, we substituted our chemical rodent traps for glue versions, which allowed the rodents to be released back into the wild. Check out this blog for tips for choosing safe, effective pest control methods.