A common denominator for people living in metropolitan and rural areas is pests. From pesky flies to dangerous rodents these creatures are not only a menace but a threat to the health of society.
Luckily, the introduction of pest control methods has and continues to be a game-changer. With new organic ways to remove pests cropping up, pests should no longer torment you. Below are the best organic methods you can use to rid yourself of pests whether at home, in your office, or business.
House Hold Pests
Household pests are the most notorious of all. Not only are these creatures a nuisance, but they also pose a threat to your health and overall well-being. The most common household pests are flies, ants, spiders, rodents, roaches, and bedbugs.
Fortunately, these organic ways will help you get rid of pests roaming around your house damaging property.
Vinegar is the trusted cleanser for most household items. This natural substance is also useful in keeping flies and ants at bay. The smell of vinegar repels other scents which ants use to form navigation while also attracting fruit flies thus can be leveraged by using a trap.
Apply Essential Oils
There’s a wide variety of essential oils, from lavender, peppermint to eucalyptus. Besides adding a fresh scent to a room, these oils are instrumental in killing bedbugs and mites around your house.
By simply mixing a few drops of the oil with water and spraying it on surfaces such as the couch, bed, rugs, and carpets, pests become a thing of the past. Since these oils are often in concentrated form, ensure you add enough water.
BT short for Bacillus thuriengensis is a natural bacterium that kills pests by making them sick. Once you spray this organic essential pesticide on leafy vegetables that caterpillars from the Lepidoptera prey on, they instantly become sick and die.
BT is safe for beneficial pests like bees and butterflies hence considered a natural treatment for pests. You should spray BT away from direct sunlight to avoid losing its value.
Butterfly and Moth Larvae are susceptible to BT and as such, you should always spray it in moderate doses on their respective larva plants.
Use NEEM Oil
Neem oil is an extract from the tropical Asian Neem tree. It contains azadirachtin, an active ingredient that causes insects to feed less, molt slowly, therefore, impeding their growth rate.
Neem oil also affects the mating cycle of adult insects ensuring they don’t reproduce at their normal capacity. Whether you have Japanese, Mexican, or any other type of small beetle infestations in your area, Neem oil offers the best value.
Set Traps and Barriers
There are different sets of traps available for pests. Depending on the pest size and magnitude of infestation, traps can take any form.
For example, the yellow sticky cards that lure then trap whiteflies that suck the sap out of vegetables is a natural way to remove pests. Set up rat traps, apple maggot traps, and codling moth traps all-around your premises to ensure you are pest-free.
For the more significant pests like Racoon and Foxes setting up a barrier such as an electric fence keeps them away.
Try Horticultural Oil
Unlike dormant oil that is toxic, horticultural oil is a fine grade, vegetable-based, a lightweight substance that coats larvae, insect eggs, and adults without harming leaf foliage.
If you own a vegetable garden this oil is useful in killing spider mites, whiteflies, and leafhoppers that suck the juice out of your vegetables
Apply a few drops on vegetable leaves or ears of sweet corn to ensure there are no residues left.
Organic pest removal tactics are the present and future. With these techniques, you can keep your property safe and healthy while still eradicate pests from every corner of your home.