Ah…..it is summer time. We are out from the rough cold weather but in for summer stings. Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but it is also peak time for pest explosion. And we are not just talking about mosquitoes, but also bugs, flies, bees even cockroaches and ants. Many home owners put less emphasis on chemical pest treatment and desire a more natural way to control pests.
Presenting 6 natural ways to control pests in summer:
Stop sign at the entrance
Prevention is the best way to control pests in home. Seal all the cracks and crevices securely that give entrance to pests.
Why would cockroaches and ants leave your home when you offer them free food supplies? So store your food and beverage items in tight containers. Keep the kitchen work station clean and food cabinet tidy. Cut every possible food source that attract these unasked-for guests in your home. Dry out and clean all the standing water spots in your home like clogged gutters, flower pots, bird bath etc.
People say that ants do not cross line of any type. So draw borders with chalk around windows and doors to prevent ants’ entrance.
You may also sprinkle an unbroken line of coffee grounds, powdered black pepper and cinnamon powder around areas where ants have been observed entering.
Repel by smell
Mice and rodents may be repelled by the smell of spearmint, peppermint and lemon . So plant spearmint and lemon around your home and stop mice from invading your privacy.
Mosquitoes and moths are often repelled by the smell of lemon, neem or lavender. Put few such plants in your living room and keep these pests at bay.
Use homemade soapy spray
According to some homeowners, a mixture of soapy water can kill pests like ladybugs, cockroaches, and insects. Store this mixture in a bottle and spray directly onto insects as they are observed.
Keep your home clean
- Clean your floor on a regular basis
- Your kitchen and bathroom are hot spots for pests to nest, so clean them everyday
- Keep your home clutter free as pests feed and nest in these location
- Dispose garbage regularly and keep your surroundings clean
- Keep shrubs and trees trimmed
- If you have pets in home then keep your pets’ feeding area clean and clear of leftover food
- Keep doors and windows shut in the evening
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