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You may be living in your dream home, but chances are you are not the only resident. To make matters worse, you share your home with unpleasant and unwanted creatures. We call them pests. From within your home to your garden, there are many critters that you will want to get rid of. It is not easy, but there are ways. However, with more research about the different synthetic pesticides, the more we know they are harmful to us as well. So the question is, how can we get rid of them naturally?
Plant based defense
Some plants naturally deter certain insects. You can create a wall with these plants around your home to help prevent insects from crossing inside. Make a barrier of peppermint, spearmint, or pennyroyals which all deter ants and aphids. Peppermint and pennyroyals also help repel mosquitos. The same is true for citronella, basil, and rosemary. You get the added bonus of growing herbs for the kitchen.
Fight Insects with...insects?
Some insects are beneficial to have. These insects prey on other insects that ruin your garden. This is especially helpful if you grow food in your garden. The praying mantis, lady beetle, and the green lacewing all prey on garden pests. You can lure them into your garden by making your area ideal for their type of habitat. You can also purchase some and let them loose. However, you will still need to keep your garden habitable for these insects to stay.
How about inside your home?
When thinking of pests inside your home, you think of the 3 most common. These are cockroaches, mice, and fleas. Surprisingly, you have an alternative to expensive exterminators. There are natural remedies which you can use. For cockroaches, a highly effective substance is boric acid powder. Boric acid is a naturally occurring element that is found in fruits, plants, and mineral deposits. They are highly toxic for your pests, but it is no more toxic to humans as ordinary table salt.
Lemons is another natural remedy you can use. For fleas, boil some lemons and let it sit overnight. Use this water and pray it on your pet. When treating fleas, you will not only need to treat the source, your pet, but your home as well. Sprinkle table salt around your carpet. Leave it overnight before vacuuming the next day. You can also use boric acid instead of salt.
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