One of the worst things about warmer weather is that it brings out pests. This not only includes insects by also animals such as mice, bats and raccoons. To keep these pests away may require some sort of pest control. However, traditional pest control methods can be bad for the environment and dangerous for your children and pests. That’s why it can make sense to use natural pest control methods.
There are a number of natural pest control methods you can do on your own, and you also can hire a natural pest control company to do the work for you. The methods you use can depend in large part on what pests you are trying to control and where they are located.
One of the easiest natural pest control methods you can use is to remove standing water from your property. Standing water attracts pests in two ways. For one thing, it provides a source of water for animals such as raccoons, mice, foxes and coyotes. The other way that standing water attracts pests is by providing an environment for them to breed. For example, mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, and removing water sources can ensure you keep mosquitoes away.
Another way to do eco friendly pest control is to clean up brush and wood piles as well as piles of leaves. These piles provide shelter for animals and a food source for insects. For example, a pile of wood can be a breeding ground for termites, and termites damage about 600,000 homes a year and cost the average homeowner about $3,000 in mitigation and repair costs. Making sure you don’t have these piles of brush around your property can help cut down on your pest numbers.
Natural pest solutions also can be found in your kitchen. There are certain fruits and spices that can help keep pests away, and you can make your own natural pest control concoctions with gentle chemicals you use around your house such as vinegar and dish soap.
If these methods don’t do the trick or if you don’t have the time or the desire to do your own natural pest control, you can look to a natural pest control company. Most cities of any size have at least one company in the market that specializes in natural pest control. Make sure to do your research to find a company that can meet your needs.
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