Natural Ways To Eliminate 3 Types Of Pests

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Whether it is mosquitoes, flies, bedbugs or even deer, it can be extremely aggravating to have critters hounding you day in and day out. The last thing you want to do is go to the store and use commercial-grade products because of the harmful chemicals that are used to create them. However, you need to do something before you pull your hair out. Before you opt for toxic products or contact a pest control company for assistance, give these three safe, all-natural items a shot at eliminating your pest problem:

1. Eliminate Mosquito Problems with Catnip.

Cats may love catnip, but the same cannot be same for mosquitoes. According to ScienceDaily, catnip is actually considerably more effective (10 times to be exact) at deterring mosquitoes than the commercial compound known as DEET. To make things extremely easy on you and your plants, it can be grown directly in your garden. Alternatively, you can use undiluted catnip oil as a "perfume" to keep mosquitoes away while enjoying the outdoors. You can also steep catnip leaves and create a DIY mosquito spray.

2. Repel Wasps with a Fake Nest.

There are certain species of wasps that will avoid an area if there is an existing wasp's next. So, to repel wasps from your home, all you need to do is build something that looks similar to that of a wasp's nest. If you use brown paper sacks to send lunch with your child to school, you can crumple one up to look like a nest. Sure, it may not be the perfect resemblance, but it is often enough for the wasps to believe that there is already a colony of wasps in the area. Alternatively, if you don't want to buy one, you can search online to purchase a fake nest.

3. Deter Deer with Strongly-Scented Soap.

It may be hard to believe, but deer are attracted to gardens. If you want to protect your fruits, vegetables and flowers, then you may want to consider grabbing a bar of highly-scented soap out of your bathroom. Soap is one of the easiest and quickest ways to deter deer from your garden. You will want to make sure that you put the soap within three feet or so of the plant(s) that you want to protect and at least six feet off the ground. You can stuff a bar of soap into burlap bags, nylon stockings or anything similar.

For more information, contact Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control or a similar company.


24 November 2015