How to Get Rid of Pests in the Home, the Natural Way

Pests can be a problematic area for many people. But, getting rid of them doesn’t have to be inhumane. On the contrary, there are some green and natural ways that you can make sure that your home is not overrun with pests. Sure, they can be problematic, but you want to ensure that you are keeping these pests to a minimum via natural means.

Invest in Fruits and Oils

Everyone knows that citronella candles are a great way of keeping mosquitoes out of the garden. But, it’s not practical to keep candles burning in your garden all year long. However, there are some great ways that you can keep moths, flies and bugs out of your garden. It’s time to invest in fruit and citrus oils. Oils are a superb and natural way to keep bugs out of your garden. The citron scents ensure that they don’t venture too far into your garden. What’s more, this will keep them out of your home too! Sprinkle oil around your garden to ensure that you are keeping bugs at bay without having to resort to harsh chemicals. If you don’t want to use oils, or you find that they are not cost-effective, you can apply the peels or rinds of citrus fruits to your borders.

Jannes Pockele

Keep Your Garden Tidy

Keeping chemicals out of the garden is something that many people are keen to do. After all, chemicals can be problematic to our health. If you want to omit chemicals, there are other ways that you can keep pests at bay. Make sure that you sweep up leaves and debris so that rodents cannot create nests and homes. Do make sure that you sweep all food debris from the garden too. After all, most bugs, like ants and wasps thrive on sugary snacks that are left outside. So, keep your garden tidy and omit these little burdens to your garden. Of course, some bugs are good for the garden, so do be mindful not to kill them all. suggests that if you discover nests of insects, such as larvae and eggs, manually remove these and place them in the bin. That way, your garden will remain fresh and pest free.

Home Cleanliness: It’s Important

Your home is your castle, so keeping pests out is important. Do make sure that you are cleaning every day to keep pests at bay. Keeping the floors clean and vacuumed is imperative.

Humane Traps

Not everyone likes the idea of trapping and killing pests, but naturally, you doesn’t want them to take residence in your home. There are some great ways that you can catch pests. Look at investing in rat traps and sticky fly traps. These are humane ways to capture the pests, but you won’t have to resort to killing them. Make sure that you release them back into the wild when you can. But, do make sure that you release them far away from residential properties.

Brett Jordan

Pests can be a burden. But, you don’t have to resort to killer traps and chemicals to make sure that your home is critter-free. What are your top tips for dealing with pests in a more ‘green’ way? We’d love to know!