Free subscription to our newsletter
Natural insect pest control
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Insect pests are an intimate part of every home. In the air, carpet, counter or cupboard, every home shares its resources with these tiny, often unseen invaders.

Pesticides are available for most common household insect pests, but these potent chemical compounds may be more harmful to you and the environment than the pests. Here are some natural, non-toxic ways to control household insect pests.

Mosquitos

The first line of defense against mosquitos is to seal their point of entry. Mosquitos are most active in the early morning and early evening. They seek areas of still air because they are hampered by breezes. Close windows and doors on the side of your house which are opposite the breeze. Then try:

• The most important measure you can take is to remove standing water sources. Change birdbaths, wading pools and your pet’s water bowl twice a week. Keep your eaves-troughs clean and well-drained. Remove yard items that collect water.

• Campers often report that the very best mosquito repellent is Herbal Armor, a nontoxic DEET-free repellent which is also recommended by National Geographic.

• If you’re using a barbeque, throw a bit of sage or rosemary on the coals to repel mosquitos.

• For an effective, natural bug repellent, mix one part garlic juice with five parts water in a small spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray lightly on exposed body parts. Its effects should last five to six hours. Strips of cotton cloth can also be dipped in this mixture and hung in areas such as patios as a localized deterrent. Commercially available garlic-based, allnatural mosquito repellent and larvae killer will repel mosquitoes up to four weeks

• Neem oil is a natural vegetable oil extracted from the Neem tree in India. The leaves, seeds and seed oil of the Neem tree contain sallanin, a compound which has effective mosquito repelling properties. Neem oil is a natural product and is safe to use.

• Planting marigolds around your yard works as a natural bug repellent because the flowers give off a fragrance bugs and flying insects do not like.

• Safe, nontoxic pheromone-based mosquito traps are now commercially available.

• For outdoor mosquito control, bat houses are effective. Some bat species can eat 500-1000 mosquitoes each per night.

• For broad application outdoor mosquito control, electric mosquito traps are commercially available. These traps do not use chemicals or propane gas.

• If you’re stung, Ditch the Itch is a non-toxic cream that takes the itch out of bites.

Thai lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

is a natural and effective mosquito repellent. It contains the natural oil citronella, which is safe and effective. In fact, lemon grass citronella is considered more effective than true citronella as an insect repellent. You can buy Thai lemon grass at garden centers and supermarkets, and it grows readily into a clump about 15” across and about 2ft tall.

To use as a mosquito repellent, break a stalk off from the clump, peel off the outer leaves, until you find the scallionlike stem at the base. Bend the stem between your fingers, loosening it, then rub it vigorously between your palms - it will soon become a pulpy, juicy mass. Rub this over all exposed skin, covering thoroughly at least once. You can also make a tincture using alcohol, for spray applications. Plantings around the patio will also help repel mosquitoes.

Read 165499 times
aspu

Suspendisse at libero porttitor nisi aliquet vulputate vitae at velit. Aliquam eget arcu magna, vel congue dui. Nunc auctor mauris tempor leo aliquam vel porta ante sodales. Nulla facilisi. In accumsan mattis odio vel luctus.

6105 comments

  • Comment Link Carroll 17.Oct.2017 Carroll

    Hello mates, its impressive paragraph on the topic of tutoringand completely
    defined, keep it up all the time.

  • Comment Link Cristina 17.Oct.2017 Cristina

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful article. Thank you for providing these
    details.

  • Comment Link robocraft hack download 17.Oct.2017 robocraft hack download

    yahoo brought me here. Cheers!

  • Comment Link Megan 17.Oct.2017 Megan

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts
    and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once again.

  • Comment Link Federico 17.Oct.2017 Federico

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and
    you're just extremely magnificent. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what
    you're stating and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep
    it sensible. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful web site.

  • Comment Link hack robocraft 17.Oct.2017 hack robocraft

    Hello, google lead me here, keep up great work.

  • Comment Link Corazon 17.Oct.2017 Corazon

    When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added"
    checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  • Comment Link Antoine 17.Oct.2017 Antoine

    Oh ok, well the only thing you could do is put the first one to cast and then have each one of them
    with the menu ready to take over the cast and then when you want to switch just click on cast on the other one. I don't know how well this work but there is really no other
    option other than this, sorry :(.

  • Comment Link شركة الجزيرة للخدمات العامه 17.Oct.2017 شركة الجزيرة للخدمات العامه

    Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your submit is simply spectacular
    and that i can suppose you are an expert in this
    subject. Fine along with your permission let me to snatch your RSS
    feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks 1,000,000 and
    please carry on the enjoyable work.

  • Comment Link Wanda 17.Oct.2017 Wanda

    Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read this post i thought i could also create comment
    due to this sensible paragraph.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Template Settings

Color

For each color, the params below will be given default values
Blue Dark_Blue Cyan Purple Green Tomato Yellow

Body

Background Color
Text Color

Spotlight10

Background Color

Footer

Note: Layout Contact-Us is applied only for menu Contact Us and menu About Us.
Select menu
Google Font
Body Font-size
Body Font-family
Direction