Insect Control Home Remedies

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If you are experiencing a problem with insects, you may be wondering if you will have to pay a lot of money to hire an insect exterminator or purchase awful smelling, usually poisonous, chemical products to use in and around the perimeter of your house. Did you ever think that you may have another alternative? There are a number of totally organic solutions that you can use to take care of and eliminate your insect problem or other problems caused by other animals that may be burdensome to your property. These antidotes have been effective for many generations. You even may be able to find some of the items you need in your bathroom and kitchen cabinets.

First, this article is going to provide you with some easy to administer treatments that will keep pesky bugs away from your flower and vegetable gardens. Creating a garden takes a lot of hard work and planning. So much continuous effort is put into maintaining their delightful beauty. It would be a shame to have all that destroyed on account of a bug problem.

Did you ever think that aluminum could be used to keep insects like slugs and deter bugs out of your garden? All you have to do is cut the foil into thin pieces and then blend it with your garden compost or soil. The aluminum foil will also cause the sun to cast a radiant glow on your garden.

I remember camping with my grandparents when I was a young girl. My grandparents used them so the sleeping bags wouldn’t get holes in them due to eager insects. I distinctly recall the smell of mothballs in and around their trailer. Mothballs are also extremely effective for keeping insects at bay for plants kept in a potting container. Just put a couple mothballs in a see through plastic bag along with your plant and keep the bag closed for about seven days. Your plant will be rid of all insects when you remove it from the plastic bag. Place some mothballs in your vegetable or perennial garden too, the aroma will prevent various outdoor animals from ruining your green masterpiece.

Onions are also beneficial when used to eliminate bugs. Use a food processor to make a paste out of four onions, two sections of garlic, two tablespoons of cayenne pepper, and 32 ounces of water. Next, dissolve two tablespoons of soap chips in two gallons of water. Combine the onion paste and the diluted solution. They should be blended together thoroughly. Just pour some into a spray bottle and presto, an environmentally safe alternative for treating bugs! Black pepper mixed with baking flour will also maintain a garden free of insects; just scatter the mixture throughout your garden.

Now, how about in your home? Do you have an ant problem during the warmer months of spring and summer? If you have any four legged friends that you leave food out for, ants may think the food is theirs for the taking. A safe way for you to treat the problem is to shake a perimeter of baking soda around the containers you use to feed your pets. This is a safe solution especially if you have small children.

Get rid of bed bugs is always a conversation held behind closed doors. One popular was of controlling bed bugs is to sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the bed post and walls in the effected room. The diatomaceous earth will dehydrate the bed bugs and you can sweep them up in the morning.

Do you hate to see fruit flies soaring over the fresh fruit you keep in a bowl on your counter? All you need to do is fill a container halfway up with apple cider vinegar and cover it with a lid that you poke a couple holes into. The bait is set. The fruit flies are drawn to this and they are then caught in a trap.

So, you can see that thee are green alternatives to treating and eliminating insects from your home and garden. Chemical products are bad for the environment and pose a risk for pets and small children. Be safe and use organic alternatives.

By: Bradley Skierkowski

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