When getting rid of bugs around the house, chemical-based pesticides would seem as if they offer a feasible pest control solution. While chemical products may be effective at helping you reduce bug populations and even eliminate them entirely, there is often a significant tradeoff in terms of health risks to people and animals present on the premises, and even in terms of lasting negative effects on the environment. For this reason, it is often better to utilize organic methods for bug control.
If organic pest control solutions give you the impression of being somehow less than effective when dealing with stubborn pest infestations, it might be worth your while to consider a number of methods that are no less effective and provide the added benefit of being much friendlier to the environment besides. A number of these solutions have been put to good use by various civilizations over the centuries, and adapted to the demands of modern-day pest control efforts, they can be just as effective as commercially-available pest control solutions while reducing the risks associated with chemical-based products.
One of the simplest, and yet most effective ways of getting rid of bugs that infest your plants is spraying them with a mixture of water and chili pepper juice. Similar to the pepper spray used by law enforcement personnel, albeit in a much more diluted form, this homemade pepper spray serves as an irritant to many pests, and can be amazingly effective. Although you will have to be careful about keeping the spray bottle away from children and pets, this solution is much less safer than any commercially-available pest control spray you can buy.
Another pest control method you can experiment with is the placement of glue traps at strategic locations around your home. For bugs that infest your home infrequently and in relatively small numbers, this method can be surprisingly effective. Furthermore, glue traps are inexpensive and easy to use, and they do not cause any adverse effects on the environment.
Speaking of traps, there are a number of traps sold on the market that aim to reduce specific species of bugs. Although most commercial pest control firms have moved away from using traps over the years, they are becoming more and more popular nowadays given the increased emphasis on environmentally-friendly pest control methods. Like glue traps, these solutions are easy to implement, and they come with the added benefit of causing much less harm to the environment than chemical-based solutions.
Certain plants can also be quite effective for discouraging bugs and/or reducing their populations. Basil and a number of other herbs can serve as irritants to mosquitoes for example, and having a few of them around your home can work wonders for discouraging mosquitoes from congregating around your home. If you don’t to handle these rodents yourself, you can also call an eco-friendly pest control Toronto company to get rid of them.