Green Pest Control – Does it Really Work?

Are you in a position where you want to keep your home pest free, but you are unsure about using pesticides in your property? If this is the case, you should not let that uncertainty deter you from dealing with the pest problem. If a pest has invaded your home, and you do not get rid of it, you could be left dealing with a considerable amount of damage. It’s also possible for pests to spread diseases such as salmonella and for their presence to cause allergies, or worsen conditions such as asthma. Ignoring the issue should not be an option.

There are natural methods of pest control that you may want to try first, before you call the professionals. If you do need to seek expert help you can still have green pest control in mind. Speak to the exterminator about your concerns. They can adopt different practices to get rid of pests, including using reduced amount of pesticide, especially if there are children living in your home. It could be that more than one treatment is required if the amount, or strength, of the pesticide is reduced. This will be explained to you. Before you speak to the professionals, you may want to try getting rid of the pests yourself.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms. These are aquatic organisms whose skeletons are made from silica. You may wonder how using Diatomaceous Earth can help with a pest problem in your home. It works because it causes abrasions in the exoskeletons of insects. This causes the insects to dehydrate, resulting in their death.


Nematodes are microscopic worms which exist in nature, in many different environments. They can be used to deal with garden pests and are an effective method of killing termites. Given that termites can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage over time, getting rid of them as soon as possible is important.

Warm soapy water

If you are having a problem with insects such as flies or ants in your home, you should think about spraying them with a solution of warm water and soap detergent. Simply put the solution into a spray bottle and use it to defend your property against invading pests.

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Mint leaves

You can also use mint leaves to stop pests taking hold in your home. There are several ways in which these leaves can be used to deter pests including cockroaches, ants and flies.

Mouse traps

Mice can carry diseases such as salmonella so, even though they may look cute, you cannot let them take up residence in your home. One of the best ways to get rid of mice is to set mouse traps up. Choose the areas where you place the traps carefully. Look for places where you can see evidence of mice, such as chewed wood, urine stains or droppings.

It is possible to carry out your own green pest control, but you need to keep a careful eye on the results. If the pests are still present, it’s a good idea to seek expert help. Speak to the professionals about carrying out safe and effective pest control.

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