DIY Pest Control in Your Home

As summer approaches us, bugs, insects, and pests once again prepare to come out in full force. Warmer weather means more food and this, combines with perfect breeding conditions means there will soon be a lot more ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and other bugs to contend with around your home and garden. We spoke with Michael from Pest Control North Brisbane on some simple yet effective ways to keeps the oncoming onslaught at bay.

“While most people think cans of toxic bug sprays or hiring professional pest controllers are the only options, there are a number of homemade products that are effective against insects and even rodents.” He said. “You can purchase the ingredients cheaply, or often even find them around your home, and make safe repellants and deterrents for a fraction of the cost of store bought chemicals.”

Common household products that can be used to ward off unwanted nasties include:

  • Vinegar
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • Borax
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Beer and
  • Many common plants and herbs

For more information on what to do for specific pests that are bothering you take a look at this great infographic below.

If you need more specific information on how to create a natural, cheap and effective pest control solution for your particular problem, take a look online for more information. You’ll find a wealth of information on sustainable control methods which are effective for both residential and commercial applications. Simple do a search for “Natural Pest Control for Cockroaches”, or whatever bug it is that is currently bothering you. Not only does using home-made sprays and deterrents save you in the back pocket, they’re also better for the environment and safer for you, your family and your pets to be around.

If you’re still having trouble with the pests even after you’ve tried the home-made methods, it might be worth considering getting in touch with a professional in the field. Look for a pest controller who uses organic or natural methods whenever possible to ensure your family, and the environment, is protected as much as possible. If you’re in the Brisbane ares, give Michael and his team a call or get in touch with them via the interactive contact form on their website.

Remember, it’s always best if you can learn to live in harmony with nature, so please don’t injure or kill bugs or insects if they are not troubling you. We only advocate using extermination methods when absolutely necessary. Now get out there and enjoy this beautiful Australian spring weather!

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