How You Can Get Rid Of Pests Using Natural Ingredients
We want our home to be a haven after a long day from work and where we can relax with our loved ones. Unfortunately, our homes are not that safe anymore because of unwanted visitors that are living in it. Our home may be infested with pests that have been hiding in holes or eating our furniture and it is just difficult to keep them away. 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.
Most pesticides being sold in the market contain fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen which are known to be carcinogenic chemicals. The damage will be very extreme especially to kids and pet dogs and cats. They will various signs including difficulty in breathing, seizures, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and severe signs can probably lead to 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. The solution is a combination of alcohol, essential oil, witch hazel, and vinegar. The solution will turn out with a fresh smell because of the aroma coming from the essential oil. Place the solution in the spray bottle and now use it and keep everyone at home safe from pets. There are a lot of essential oils you can use and these include rose mary, mint, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, etc.
Ants are as annoying as all other pests lurking in our homes. 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 may take some days but this slow process of eliminating is effective. 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. Flies and even rodents hate the smell of this herb so they tend not to get near if they sense it. 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. Pests will no longer damage your home because exterminators know exactly how to get rid of them quickly.