Tough on Bugs, Easy on Your Wallet, and Easy on the Earth Exploring Natural and Organic Pest Control Methods
It’s that time of year again! Spring is in the air and so are a bunch of bugs. Unfortunately, that’s one of the down sides of spring. While it brings much needed relief from winter’s cold, dark days, it also brings with it pollen, pests, and bugs — all three of which can have a negative impact on your health and even the structural foundation and integrity of your home! Although pollen and bugs are apart of the natural world and play very important roles respectively, they can become problematic if measures aren’t taken to manage them properly.
This is why regular and routine pest control service for your property is so important! The pest control services that a professional pest control company can provide can help keep disease spreading pests like mosquitoes at bay and can prevent wood-eating pests such as termites from completely destroying your property. Just think of bug guard services as another way you can ensure the safety and security of your family and the home you live in.
Unfortunately, many of the chemical compounds used for pest management and lawn services such as extermination, weed control, and lawn fertilization services are extremely toxic. Just think; if they’re designed to eradicate bugs and weeds, just imagine what they can do to you, your pets, your children, and the environment! While these chemical compounds are effective in doing their job, those with allergies or that are sensitive to harsh chemicals may end up with a whole new set of problems once the pest and weeds are gone. Some of the chemical compounds used for pest management and weed control are dangerous to household pets such as dogs, cats, and rabbits and have also been linked to cancer in humans.
Therefore, it goes without saying that these chemical compounds are bad for the environment. They can leach into the ground where they can contaminate the groudwater and cause some serious problems. Contaminated water can be a serious problem and is difficult to treat.
Luckily, there are plenty of natural and organic pest control methods that are just as, if not more effective than traditional means of pest control. A great advantage to using these methods is that they’re extremely affordable, tough on bugs, but gentle and easy on the environment! You may even have a lot of the ingredients to make a natural or organic pesticide in your home already!
Here are just a few examples of natural and organic pest control mixtures you can make at home.
In the Ayurvedic traditions of ancient India, neem oil was revered for its power. It was used for beauty, healing, and pest control! Did you that neem oil contains more than 50 natural insecticides, making it one of the most powerful natural pesticides on the entire planet? This tree leaf is extremely bitter can be made into a powerful pest control spray. You can also buy it in spray from directly from a natural pesticide company. If you prefer to make it yourself, simple add 1/2 an ounce of organic neem oil with a 1/2 teaspoon of mild, organic soap, and two quarts of water. Pour into a spray bottle and have at it!
Like organic neem oil, Himalayan pink sea salt has long been revered for it’s out of this world healing properties. It’s great for the skin, as well as the body’s internal organs. But for as healing as it can be, it also packs a mighty punch when it comes to being a form of pest control. It’s a great yet gentle way of getting rid of spider mites on plants. All you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of Himalayan crystal salt into a gallon of warm water. Pour into a spray bottle, shake it up, and happy spraying!
Onion and garlic
Cut up some onion and garlic and let it sit in a quart of water for an hour before adding cayenne and liquid soap. It packs a powerful punch against all those pesky pests!