Pest control typically calls for the use of synthetic products. Most of the day-to-day products used to kill insects and to keep them away are full of chemicals. Though these products are useful, they are not good for the environment or your health. That’s where eco-friendly pest control methods come in!
Integrated Pest Management is the Key to Eco-Friendly Pest Control
Natural insecticides provide a better, more environmentally-benign method of pest control. The combination of eco-friendly pesticides and natural processes is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM focuses on sanitation as well as natural insect killers and deterrents. These natural insect killers include traps, pheromones that end mating patterns, and botanical-based pesticides that disrupt pests’ neurotransmitter receptors.
If you’re trying to rid yourself of an infestation, cleanliness is the first line of defense. A clean home provides fewer food sources that attract insects. Additionally, cleaning products such as boric acid can double as a pesticide. Cleanliness ensures bugs have nowhere to hide and nothing to eat!
Deploy sticky traps around the house and lure insects with scents as well as bait. Monitor and dispose of these traps frequently, and replace as necessary! They are effective until they are full.
Create natural pesticides by mixing essential oils with water and boric acid. If you’d prefer to hire professional pest control services, there are also natural options available. Check with the Integrated Pest Control Institute of North America for its Green Shield Certification (GSC) recipients. These companies use all-natural pest control solutions.
Keeping your home free of insects and protecting the environment don’t have to be mutually exclusive. With these methods, you can rid yourself of pests without using harmful chemicals.