Do you have a roach problem? There are natural predators that can help you get rid of them. You can open your doors and invite birds, centipedes, spiders, frogs, ants, scorpions, geckos, and even mice in your home. If you have issues with bed bugs, then the spiders will take care of them, and the ants can too. At this point, you might want to consider a cat to get rid of the mice.
As much as this natural ecosystem makes sense, it is also not practical. So, what can you do? Are there ways to get rid of pests before they show up?
Pest-Resistance: Fight For Your Home
Most people know that it is a good idea to keep their home clean, and they dispose of trash regularly. It is also a good idea to close-off and seal every crack around your home. Insects are drawn to more than just trash. Pests are also drawn to still water. If you have leaks or water damage, take care of it quickly.
Make sure you trim all branches, bushes and trees so that they do not make contact with your home. If you have a fireplace, and need firewood, keep this wood off of the ground and at least 20 feet away from your home. Wood provides good shelter and food for some insects.
Pest-Resistance: The Power of Smell
Make your home “stink.” Well, make your home stink for pests, which can be done easily since pests have such an acute sense of smell. The natural smell of cedar oil is a good way to get rid of moths. You can burn this in an oil burner.
If you have an issue with spiders, then buy a few lemons and make lemonade. The only difference here is that you must keep the peels. Rub the lemon peels around your home, especially where you have spotted them. They will slowly go away.
If mice are you issue, then get rid of them using the smell of peppermint oil, which works against cockroaches as well.
Pest Resistance: The Power of Color
Many pests are attracted to certain colors that you wear. Bees, for example, are attracted to bright colors. So, you may want to incorporate darker colors into your wardrobe.
On the other hand, if mosquitos and flies are your issue, then it is best to avoid dark colors. Dark colors trap heat, and heat is very attractive to mosquitos and flies.
If you want to avoid both mosquitoes and bees, you should wear neutral colors.
Another approach is necessary for roaches and mice. Roaches and rats are attracted to dark places, so you might want to rearrange your light fixtures and the colors of your home. Use the color white more often, along with other pale-like colors.
Pest Resistance: Fight Calmly
It is kind of strange, but your body gives off scents, hormones and pheromones, naturally. These scents can attract certain bugs, especially bugs that like to feast upon you. Avoid stress because that might cause you to sweat, which will make your scent stronger. You should also make sure that your home remains at a comfortable temperature to avoid sweating as well.
The Power of Temperature
You should try to keep the temperature in your home below 70 degrees.
If you keep your home at a temperature of 70 degrees, then you are providing the perfect breeding ground for the production of bed bug eggs. Bed bug eggs are laid and hatched quickly in temperatures of 70 degrees or better.
Roaches are more active in temperatures of 70 degrees or better, although they can survive a colder environment, but they will most likely disperse to more comfortable environments.
The road to a pest-free home is certainly not an easy one, but the reward is worth it. You will no longer have to sleep with one eye open. You will be able to comfortably open a box of cereal without looking for pests. In essence, removing pests from your home will give you a home that is just yours.