4 Green Pest Control Tips for Your Home

4 Green Pest Control Tips for Your Home
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    According to The Guardian, treatments for pest infestation can run a home owner over $500 per visit and isn't covered by homeowners insurance.

    The damage caused by pests can run into thousands of dollars, making it imperative that you avoid infestations.

    Here are four green methods for pest control that are safe for your home and family.

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Diatomaceous Earth

This white powder is odorless, tasteless and even comes in a food-safe formulation for extra safety. It is the ground-up fossils of tiny sea creatures. It works by puncturing pests like roaches, bedbugs and ants in the exoskeleton, causing them to dehydrate and die. You can sprinkle it all over your home, just don’t breathe in the dust. Sweep it into your carpets and floors, grind it into your mattresses and couch and puff it into the housings around electrical outlets. Anywhere that pests may live can be treated with this inexpensive and safe powder.

Organic pest control – Natural bug and insect repellents:

Mint Sachets

Rodents hate the scent of mint and will avoid it at all costs. In addition to traps, put down mint sachets along baseboards and in closets and cupboards. Rats and mice will avoid it at all costs, and the scent is pleasant to humans. GreenPestServices.net of northern Virginia recommends treating the outside of your home, too, so place satchets around your planters and foundation to deter pests.

Citronella Oil

Citronella irritates flying insects’ feet, getting rid of wasps and fruit flies. The oil is often included in outdoor candles, but you can also use them indoors. Of course, keep all flames out of the reach of curious kids and pets. The scent, however, is safe for everyone to enjoy and is quite pleasant.

White Vinegar

Vinegar is an all-natural cleaner and interrupts the communications of hive pests like ants and roaches. Use it to wipe down walls, baseboards and floors where you’ve seen pests or evidence of them. The sharp scent is offensive to pests and will wipe away their smell. Hive pests use pheromones and other chemicals to communicate, so wiping it away will obliterate all evidence of them.

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Avoiding pest infestations can be done without resorting to toxic chemicals or dangerous traps. Keep these tips in mind to make your home unacceptable to roaches, ants, bedbugs, rodents and other vermin. Not only will it get you peace of mind, your home will smell wonderful and be inviting to guests, family members and pets.

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