Go Natural And Safe When Getting Rid Of Pests
Our home should be a place where we can rest and relax with our family members. However, there are many cases where we cannot do so instantly because of unwelcomed guests. Deep inside the holes on our house walls, we may be able to find pests that have slowly infesting every corner of our house, and when it gets out of hand, they will be chewing every furniture they can find to feed themselves. These tiny creatures will not only destroy our home, but also affect our health. 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. The damage will be very extreme especially to kids and pet dogs and cats. Symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and breathing problems are possible and the worst case scenario would be seizure or death.
Fortunately, there has been a way to control pests using natural resources. 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.
There is a way where you can control the pest in your house and not hire an exterminator anymore, and that is by creating your own pesticide with natural products.
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. However, you can create your own repellant by using natural ingredients and place it inside a spray bottle for daily use. What you will need is to combine half cup vinegar, half cup witch hazel, tablespoon of alcohol and essential oils. The essential oil adds aroma to the solution thus making it smell good. 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. Borax powder can help get rid of them and all you need to do is mix it with corn syrup. Put the paste onto a piece of card and the ants immediately notice the sweet smell from the corn syrup. These ants will be poisoned because they think that the paste was food. This is an effective way to eliminate ants however it may take some time. It is advisable to place the borax powder in a place where children will not reach it because it can be harmful for them.
Basil is not only good in dishes, but can also be used to keep flies away from your house. 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.