Before calling pest control services to take care of infestations, one can first try some natural remedies that can be made at home in order to ward off the pests. These are effective, cost efficient, and safe. Here are 4 of the best examples.
This is a fine powder which is made from the fossils of diatoms. The fossils of these algae is basically a very hard shell that is made of silica. It is also very sharp to pests while being completely safe for humans because of how fine it is. It can actually be ingested in order to kill parasites since it is made of silica. However, this must not be inhaled because it can cause irritation to the lungs.
For the home, it is effective to ward off fleas, ants, roaches, and other walking insects when placed in the carpet and possible entry points and habitats.
Essential Oils Spray
The best way to make sure that pests don’t get indoors is to make the immediate outside area unbearable for them. One can do this by using vinegar and essential oils sprays. Mixing these together and applying them to entry ways will repel most pests.
In order to create the mixture, the following ingredients must be mixed together:
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 50 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops of basil essential oil
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
A natural poison for ants can be made with just borax and corn syrup. The reason why borax is used for this method is because it is less toxic than pesticides and this method involves leaving the material out in the open. Using this material means it is less hazardous when accidentally ingested by pets or curious animals.
Both borax and corn syrup will be mixed in equal parts for this remedy. Then the mixture will be spread on an index card. Finally it can be placed anywhere. This is because the syrup will make this poison trap make it look like food to ants. Little do they know that they are actually going to ingest a slow acting natural pesticide. This poison acts slowly – around 2-3 days – by that time the mixture will be taken back to the colony where the rest of their brother ants will eat it and eventually die. Because of this, it is a good long term cure.
Fresh Basil Leaf
The previous remedy may sometimes smell bad. For this remedy, it involves using fresh basil plants which smells wonderful while being able to repel flies. One must simply pot some basil plants and place them near the doors and entryways.
A great benefit of this is having a steady supply of basil leaves for salads and other recipes if maintained well.
These natural remedies can keep the hazardous pesticides out of the home as well as the harmful pests that can ruin any home. Try these solutions today at your home.