Natural Solutions You Can Make To Eliminate Pests
We want our home to be a haven after a long day from work and where we can relax with our loved ones. However, there are many cases where we cannot do so instantly because of unwelcomed guests. Deep inside the holes on our house walls, we may be able to find pests that have slowly infesting every corner of our house, and when it gets out of hand, they will be chewing every furniture they can find to feed themselves. Aside from destroying the home, these pests can be the reason for various health issues happening in the family. When getting rid of these pests, we need to ensure that we are not going to make the situation worst and that means not using chemically hazardous pesticides that can even cause more harm to the people living in the house.
Commercial pesticides contain hazardous chemicals that can cause cancer and these include methropene, fipronil, imidacloprid, pyriproxyfen and permethrin. Children will be more prone to getting their health affected highly, as well as pets living inside the house. There will be symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems, seizures, and worse, death.
Nowadays, there are naturally safe solutions to get rid of pests. Pest control companies have even been producing alternatives for pesticide chemicals and make sure their services does not include harming the environment. Professionals who do pest controls, or exterminators now use natural or less harmful pesticides to eliminate the pests inside the house and at the same time make the people living in it feel secured that their health will not be affected.
If you do not want to hire an exterminator, you can make your own natural pesticide that you can use daily to control pests.
A common ingredient for bug sprays is DEET and this has been considered harmful as it is an irritant affecting the eyes and skin, and even causing blisters to the skin. There is an alternative to this repellant spray and you can even make it yourself with just natural ingredients and an empty spray bottle. What you will need is to combine half cup vinegar, half cup witch hazel, tablespoon of alcohol and essential oils. Your solution will turn out smelling good because of the aroma of the oil. You can now use it by placing in the bottle spray and keep the kids and pets’ health safe. There are a lot of essential oils you can use and these include rose mary, mint, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, etc.
Another unwelcome guest in the house is a colony of ants. Creating a paste with borax powder and corn syrup can help eliminate of these ants. The next step is to place the mix on a card and the ants will find it immediately because of the corn syrup’s sweet aroma. These ants will be poisoned because they think that the paste was food. It might take days for the ants to be completely gone but it is an effective and safe solution to the problem. It is however important to place the borax powder in a safe place where the kids will not be able to find it as it is still quite harmful when used in a wrong manner.
Fresh basil is not just for garnishing, but also an effective fly repellant. Such herb has a very strong appealing smell to us but to flies and rodents, they stay away from it as it can be very nauseating for them. All you need to do is hang some of it or place in a pot by the door or window.
In case of emergency where you find that the situation of pests inside your home is out of control, you will have to call the help of exterminator, as well as ensure that its services does not include harming the health of your loved ones. You will not worry anymore of pests damaging your home as the exterminator is very skilled in what they do.