There is no dearth of pesticides on the market though but it is not a good practice to use pesticides. They are full of chemicals that certainly kill pests but they cause chemical sensitivity to humans, and the fumes that it releases pollute the environment.
To escape this problem you should use natural chemical free things to get rid of pests, which is in yours, and the environment’s best interest. Without much ado let us see the ways that can help you fight pests the green and eco-friendly way:
Basil is good to block flies
If your house attracts swarms of flies, which obviously is irritating, then all you have to do something that discourages them. One natural and highly effective thing that discourages flies is basil. Flies do not like basil’s smell. Place basil pots at the entrance, at the kitchen window, or any other suitable place you find. If you do not find it suitable to place basil pots then put some dry basil in a muslin pouch and hang it at the entrance, flies would not dare enter your home.
An ant infestation
Ant infestation is dangerous and it is scary, and one should try to get this situation under control as soon as possible. First, you should check and repair all cracks and holes in the walls. If the situation continues, spray vinegar, lemon juice and water over spots you feel ant come in from and repeat this twice or thrice a day. Citric things destroy the scent that ants use to trace their way.
Spiders hate citrus
Spiders hate citrus, which means you can scare them off with any citric thing. If there are too many spiders in your garden, just spread orange or lime peels and see them vanish. You can mix some water and lemon juice and spray it over the countertop in your kitchen, the stairs, roof, and the dark corners of your bathroom. Spiders would hate to enter your home.
Play a prank on wasps
Wasps are highly territorial by nature and do not dare to build their nest less than twenty yard of some other wasps. You can play a prank on wasps to keep them away from your territory. You can buy a fake wasp nest available in the market and hang it outside your house or in your garden. The wasps will not dare to make their nest when they will see another nest hanging there.
Combat Mosquitoes the natural way
A wide assortment of mosquito repellants you get in the market but all of them contain toxic chemicals that are dangerous for human health. Exposures to these repellants cause dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty in breathing to humans. You can repel mosquitoes using few drops of lavender, neem oil, and catnip. These are some ways if you use would keep away mosquitoes without harming you.
Mice and Rats
There is no need to use harmful chemicals to shoo away mice and rats when you can do the same with natural and harmless things. Block all holes and gaps you think mice and rats use to enter your home. Place peppermint extract and mothballs near those holes that discourage them from entering your home.
Insect repellants and pesticides do manage to shoo away insects and pests but also cause a lot of damage to the one who uses them and other members in the family. Those chemicals do not just harm pests but also the environment, so people should avoid using them and use natural substances to get rid of them.