Why would you choose to use a natural pest control over conventional ones? Though conventional pest control solutions are readily available, they more times than not contain exceedingly harmful toxins which are often times the cause of severely adverse reactions in healthy people, pets, and in the environment. By choosing all-natural methods you will effectively minimize the chances of exposing yourself, your loved ones, or our already fragile ecosystem to hazardous and potentially deadly chemicals.
Use a Natural Solution in the Garden.
Having lived in sunny Florida has always afforded me the opportunity to grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Though without a viable solution for the pesky garden bugs there wouldn’t be much left of a harvest. My suggestion is to not get frustrated and opt for the conventional can o’ bug spray, but rather give consideration to the use of insects that prey upon those garden pests gnawing away at your lettuce, and tomato leaves.
One example of these gardener’s helpers would be the praying mantis, who preys upon an entire host of garden pests such as aphids, horse and cow flies, mosquitoes, and much more. Another and more appealing example for you might be the ladybug. These preying insects can often be found at your local gardening center or plant nurseries.
Natural Solutions to Indoor Pests.
Chances are you’ve never known, let alone ever heard, that you can use some very common household products to keep all those little intruders outside where they belong. Often these much more natural methods can effect the same results as the much more hazardous conventional sprays and pesticides.
Ants: It’s little known, but vinegar is a very effective repellant for ants. Ants cannot take the smell of vinegar. There was a time when my wife and I had a rather uncomfortable situation in our bedroom bed. Ants were somehow making their way into the bedroom and would often bite us as we lay sleeping. My natural household remedy was simply to spray full small amount of distilled white vinegar along any windowsills, doors, crevices, etc. to keep the ants out for good.
Houseflies: Here, vinegar also seems to be a effective and natural solution to rid your home of the bothersome winged pest. Often, all I would do is place a disposable dish in any area where they’re concentrated filled with distilled white vinegar to regain my household space.
Cockroaches: By concocting a mixture of equal amounts of sugar and bleach on a flat disposable dish cover and place it where they are most concentrated to kill them without resorting to harmful sprays or pesticides.
By making the healthy choice and using natural pest control methods you will minimize your entire households’ exposure to the harmful chemicals used in nearly all pesticides. These household solutions are as simple as opening your kitchen pantry. Why not put a natural and healthy spin to a common household problem. Your loved ones, kids, pets, and wallet may someday thank you.
Natural Bug Solutions for the Home and Garden