Natural Pest Control Ideas For Your Home and Garden
Using a Natural Pest Control means you don’t have to use chemicals to get rid of pests in your home, garden or even to protect your family while camping. Using non-chemical choices is better for the environment and better for you, and they are very effective. In fact, in some cases these solutions are more effective than the more dangerous chemical solutions.
* Pull Weeds Often – The best 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 in one condensed spot.
* Get Rid of Weak or Damaged 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.
* 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.
* 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 your home and garden.
* Traps – Using traps especially made for the type of pest you have, catching them and discarding them is a way to help lower the breeding of pests.
* Cedar Oil – Not only can you use cedar on your wood to bring back the fresh look and smell, you can also use it to help ward off moths. Using wood chunks, covered in cedar oil, in satchels hung in your closet will keep your clothing safe.
* 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 pests as well as treat bites.
* 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 pests, especially mosquitoes.
* 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 pest control to protect your home and environment from pests, the more you’ll realize that you don’t need chemicals or to put yourself in danger with harsh chemicals.