Go Natural And Safe When Getting Rid Of Pests
We want our home to be a haven after a long day from work and where we can relax with our loved ones. However, there are many cases where we cannot do so instantly because of unwelcomed guests. 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. We need to protect our home and our health from pests but in way where we do not spread harmful chemicals that can further worsen the situation.
Most pesticides being sold in the market contain fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, imidacloprid and pyriproxyfen which are known to be carcinogenic chemicals. It can cause severe problems to the health of the children and even household pets. There will be symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems, seizures, and worse, 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. Exterminators are very common and many of them have been less damaging pest control products to avoid harmful side effects affecting both the environment and the people in the area.
If you do not want to hire an exterminator, you can make your own natural pesticide that you can use daily to control pests.
Almost all repellant sprays to get rid of bugs have DEET and this can cause irritation to the eyes and especially to the skin which can result to a blister. 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 ingredients are tablespoon of alcohol, essential oils and half a cup each of vinegar and witch hazel. 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. You can get rid of ants by making a paste of corn syrup and borax powder. 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. The ants will carry it to their nest thinking it is food and poison all the ants. It might take days for the ants to be completely gone but it is an effective and safe solution to the problem. Borax powder is considered to be harmful when consumed so it is best to place it out of children’s reach.
Fresh basil is not just for garnishing, but also an effective fly repellant. Such herb has a very strong appealing smell to us but to flies and rodents, they stay away from it as it can be very nauseating for them. 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. Exterminators are well-trained and skilled in performing their tasks.