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The Eco-Friendly Approach to Ridding Your Home Of Common Pests

There are so many ways that you can get rid of pests in your home. Some of the most commonly seen are flea, mosquito, termites, bed bugs, ants, roaches, and spiders. These all have the potential to be a major nuisance. So to help you get rid of some of these there are a few eco-friendly ideas that might help. In some cases it is best to call in for backup to your local pest control company, but before you do try these few tricks out.


Perhaps the most commonly seen pests that can invade both the inside and outside of your home is the ant. There are actually a few different kinds of ants depending on where you are in the world. The household black ant, and red fire ants are the most seen though. Red ants aren’t typically found in the home but their bit can sure hurt. For outdoor ants, it is best to have a pest control company handle those guys. With the black ants found in your home, there are a few solutions you can try. The first is setting glue traps. This method is both cheap and easy to use. If you are having ants enter at your front door this will stop them from going any farther. Ants love sugar, and are commonly found also in the kitchen or places that food is left out. If you make sure to clean up any sugary items that are left out, and set glue traps for them they will eventually stop being present.


These disgusting bugs are ones no one likes to see. They have for a long time been a symbol of being dirty. However, this is a common myth. Roaches like to nestle under sinks. So an easy DIY is to set them a trap. All you will need is a jar, banana, and some vaseline. Coat the rim of the jar with vaseline and place the banana inside. You will want to set this where they are gathering. The use of boric acid around places that they are entering the home is a great way to keep them at bay.


The same principle applies to spiders as with ants. They are agile and can be found all over the home, but they mainly are coming in from the outdoors. So if you are having a problem with an overwhelming amount of spiders, pest control will be your best bet in fending these pests. However, for a solution for in between sprays, glue trappings have been one of the most effective approaches. They are inexpensive, and eco-friendly. There aren’t any chemicals associated with the glue traps, just a super sticky adhesive no bug can escape from.


Hopefully some of these tips will help you to get rid of the most common insects and bugs that are found around your home. If you are seeing more and more it is probably a great idea to call your local pest control to offer more solutions. If you live near Santa Monica give us a ring at (424) 206-6440 or if you’re near Chico, California give our friends Gecko Pest Control a visit.

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