The better way to get rid of these annoying pests is by using natural products, which are not only effective in getting rid of household pests, but are also safe, inexpensive, and non-toxic.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) – While this is certainly not harmful to humans, this will surely kill insects that have exoskeleton, like flies, bed and stink bugs, and spiders. Diatomaceous earth is made from crushed fossilized single-cell algae. Simply sprinkle diatomaceous earth where these insects hide. Within 48 hours, these pests will die of dehydration.
Peppermint Oil – Other mint plants and peppermint essential oil are natural spider, ant, and mosquito repellants. They even repel mice. What you will just need are 8 oz. of water and 10-15 drops of peppermint oil. Have these two ingredients mixed and shake them well. Then spray the solution in areas where these insects are often hiding. Peppermint essential oil can also make your house smell great.
Neem Oil – This is a natural vegetable oil from the Neem tree, which are often found in India. It is known to kill more than 200 species of insects. Its active ingredient is sallanin, which has properties that naturally repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. This can be sprayed on skin and on indoor plants to help control pests.
Boric Acid – This is very effective against cockroaches. Boric acid, when put on kitchen cabinets will be carried by the roaches to their nests. Thus killing all of the other cockroaches. However, unlike the ones mentioned above, this one is toxic and must not be ingested, so be extra careful.
Thai Lemon Grass – This is also known as cymbopogon citratus. It contains the natural citronella oil, which is known as a safe and effective mosquito repellant. To use, split a stalk then peel the outer leaves. Rub this between your palms until it becomes soft and moist. Put this on exposed skin.
With these natural, safe, and effective ways to eliminate household pests and your homeowner’s insurance policy, there is no need to call for expensive pest control. At Valencia Insurance Group, we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (772) 344-8899. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.