DIY Hacks For Pest Control

DIY Hacks For Pest Control

With the seasons changing, it’s time for pests to crawl out of their holes and find your place in your home. Sadly, those are the worst kind of uninvited guests you can have in your house.

Of course, you can always call in the pest control to solve your pest infestation problems. Or buy expensive pest control sprays, which often contain toxic chemicals and end up harming your family.

If you don’t like the idea of harming your family while removing pests, you can try natural remedies to solve pest problems. So, here’s a list of tips and hacks with which you can get a grip on the situation.

Soap Water

Soap Water

Nothing feels better than using insect and pest sprays to knock down the insects, right? Well, if you are against toxic sprays, you can use soap water for the same effect. Use soap water to smother bugs and beetles and use it to knock them down. It works great on large bugs, worms, slugs, stink bugs, and Japanese beetles.

Birds For Bugs

Birds For Bugs

If you are looking for a natural remedy, what’s better than bringing in your problem’s natural predation? Birds prey upon small bugs and insects. The best way to remove insects and bugs from your garden is to introduce birds in that scenario.

You can make a watering hole and have a bird feeder in your garden. Along with a lovely scene of small birds chirping in your garden, you will enjoy a bug and insect free green space.

Water Spray

Water Spray

Bugs can be annoying, and sometimes all you need is to knock them down from your plants. It can be more than just your instinctive feeling as you can knock them down with your garden hose.

Adjust the water’s speed and strength to prevent yourself from hurting the plants while you spray down the pest with enough force. It sounds like a fun activity, but it will save your plants, especially from the bugs that crawl. For the ‘crawlers,’ knocking them a few feet away from their food source often does the job.

Trim The Infestation

Trim The Infestation

If you have an infestation in your garden, you need to note the plants that are affected. The wiser choice is to grab the damaged plants or parts of the plants and trim them off to save the damage. It will prevent the spread of the infestation and get things back in your control.

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Have A Pest Control Garden

Have A Pest Control Garden

Bothered about pests devouring your garden? Did you know your garden itself can act as a pest control method to protect itself and your house?

Try growing plants and herbs that pests do not like. Here’s a list of plants that you can grow in your garden to remove pests.

  1. Marigold: Pest control methods need not spoil the look of your garden. Sometimes, it can come as pretty and beautiful flowers like marigold. Marigold is effective against plant lice, mosquitoes and can even deter rabbits.
  2. Chrysanthemums: If you are worried about ants, beetles, cockroaches, bed bugs, spider mites, and other insects- planting a Chrysanthemum in your garden can save you a lot of trouble. It is because of this effectiveness against pests; most insect repellants use Chrysanthemum as their main ingredient.
  3. Mint: The smell of mint can chase away spiders, ants, and mosquitoes. Now imagine the pest-free scenario of your garden while growing a flourishing mint plant in your garden.
  4. Citronella Grass: You might have often noticed Citronella as an ingredient in your mosquito repellant, but did you know that it is a grass? Plant it in your garden and lawn to remove mosquitos, or plant it in the doorways of your house to have a mosquito-free home.

The pest problem is nature’s issue, and pests are a part of nature. While we can look for synthetic and chemical solutions to the said problem, an artificial solution might often cause more harm than good. So, it’s time we look for the solution for the problems in nature, in nature itself.

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