There are a lot of ways to control pest infestation. Whether you’re fighting ants, cockroaches, rodents or other pests, there are a lot of eco-friendly methods you can use. These methods are easy on your pocket as well as non-toxic to the surrounding environment. They are also effective. However, if you have a serious problem, you can always call a professional exterminator.
Here’s how you can look for a reliable exterminator in your area. Just type in your city and state, and “pest control” in your favorite search engine and you’ll see results. For example, type in “Newport, OR pest control” to get a list of exterminators in the Newport area. You’ll be good to go in no time.
Now, coming back to our eco-friendly pest control list. Here are all the methods you can explore.
Soapy Water for Cockroaches
This might seem ludicrously simple, but it really is effective. If you have a roach infestation, you can easily kill them off with soapy water. All you need to do is prepare a solution made with room temperature water and any dish soap you have lying around. Then, try to find the source of the roaches. They often hide in clusters in a nest so if you find this, you’re in luck. Just spray the area with soapy water and you’re sure to control the pest problem in no time!
Keep Flies at Bay
You can easily keep flies away from your home by creating easy sachets made of fabric scraps. Fill up these sachets with a potent mixture of cloves, eucalyptus and bay leaves and then hang them up next to windows and doors. If you have a serious problem, you can also splash a few drops of pungent eucalyptus oil on some strips of cloth and leave them lying around in different areas. You should notice a reduction in your pest problem soon.
Chase Ants Away
Ants are some of the nastiest pests you can have. They get on your food or anything sweet you happen to leave lying around. What’s more, because they’re so tiny, you might have a hard time detecting their nest or killing them off properly. Instead of using a bug spray that might have severe harmful effects on you and your family, you can try this non-toxic method. Deter any ants you see by collecting and drying mint leaves. Spread out these crushed and dried leaves in any areas where you see ant activity. You can also use mint-flavored tea bags since ants hate the smell of mint or any other sharp scent.
On the other hand, if you have managed to find their nest or a point of entry into your home, you can use another method. Simply set down a line of citrus oil-soaked string, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and coffee grounds. Cinnamon can also work. Pesky ants won’t cross over this line and you’ll be left with a house that smells like citrus and coffee! That’s a win-win for everyone.