You don’t have to use chemicals to get rid of pests in your home or garden. Using natural pests control choices is better for the environment and better for you, and they can be very effective.
* Pull Weeds Often – The best and fastest natural pests control way to get rid of weeds in your yard, is simply to pull them up when you see them. The best time to do it is after you’ve watered or after a good rain. If you have a lot of weeds you can also pour hot boiling water on them. It will kill whatever it touches, though, so only do this when you have a large concentration of weeds to get rid of.
* Get Rid of Weak Plants – When any plant succumbs to bugs, the best thing to do is to remove the weak plants, keeping only the stronger, more resistant plants.
* Build Soil Organically – Having healthy soil is one of your best defenses against pests in your garden. Build up your soil for the type of plants you’re growing using natural means such as manure and plant matter.
* Keep Foliage Dry – Water the soil of plants in your garden, not the leaves. A good way to do this is to build an irrigation system that allows you to water the garden without getting all the leaves of the plants wet. A soaker hose is a good tool for this purpose.
* Clean Up – Keeping plants clean with a little natural soap and water mixture is also helpful to keep down mold and pests. Ensure that you look up the types of plants that work well with soap and water mixtures. Mix 4-6 drops of a dish washing soap to a gallon of water then spray your plants.
* Keep a Clean Home – Your best defense against pests in the home is truly keeping your home free of the things that pests like. Use sealed plastic and glass containers for food so that pests don’t smell the food, to keep them from being attracted to your home.
* Catnip – Believe it or not, bugs do not like catnip. What’s great is that catnip will not harm humans or pets but it will repel bugs. Wrap catnip in mesh or cloth satchels and place around the home.
* Garlic – Eating lots of garlic will also help ward off pests. If you don’t like to eat garlic you can take garlic supplements, as can your pets.
* Apple Cider Vinegar – Set a trap with apple cider vinegar in a dish to catch gnats. Rinse your dog’s coat with half water, half apple cider vinegar mixture to help ward off ticks and fleas.
* Citronella Candles – You can buy these at any store that sells outdoor supplies or camping gear. These candles give out an odor that wards off garden pests.
* Garlic Juice – Mix half garlic juice with half water and spray directly on the skin to protect yourself and children from pests.
The more you learn about natural pests control, to protect your home and garden from pests, the more you’ll realize that you don’t need harsh chemicals to get the job done.