Does Organic Pest Control Work?
Your first instinct when you discover you have a pest problem is probably to grab the chemical spray and start spraying.
Pests can make you feel itchy and uncomfortable in your home; an instant spray makes you feel more in control. This is an acceptable reaction. Pests carry hundreds of different diseases which have the potential to seriously damage your health.
However, it is also possible to utilize organic pest control methods. But, you’ll need to know your enemy and be able to identify the best solution that will take care of the pests for you. You can find out more by talking to a professional pest control expert.
What Is Organic Pest Control?
Pest control generally spraying chemicals into your walls and where you believe the nest is. These are generally very powerful and should kill the issue with just one or two applications.
However, these chemicals can also have side effects for humans; they are, after all, poisons.
This is why you may prefer to consider the organic methods. This type of pest control treatment uses products naturally available which work in nature to kill various animals.
A great example is your cat catching a mouse; that’s natural but not necessarily a practical solution.
Other examples include using mint leaves or cloves to deter ants; it’s surprisingly effective. You can also use slices of cucumber at entry points or even just spray the ants with soapy water.
Another effective and organic method for ants is diatomaceous Earth; just sprinkle a little wherever you see them. It won’t kill them but it will persuade them to leave the area.
Tannic acid is excellent at neutralizing the allergens in dust mites and even animal dander; allowing you to organically enjoy your own home.
You may even be surprised to find that catnip is effective at deterring cockroaches. Either leave the sachets round the house or make a catnip tea and add it to a spray bottle for use as and when needed.
Does It Work?
The short answer is yes. These are all products which occur naturally in nature. As the Earth has a multitude of systems in place to ensure animal numbers stay under control you’re simply tapping into the Earth’s natural resources.
If you’re not confident implementing these techniques yourself or you need the reassurance of a professional pest control expert then you can click here to find out more about the services on offer.
Even the professionals will use organic solutions if you request it.
These are products that have been tried and tested to eliminate the issue without killing the pests. However, it is important to note that should you decide to take this route it will be extremely important that you tidy your space inside and out, keep it clean and ensure that potential entrances for pests are blocked.
If you don’t new pests will simply arrive.
You should always consider using a professional as they will be able to locate and target the nest, making sure the problem has been dealt with effectively.
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