Are you struggling to keep pests away from your home? This is a problem for many people and they are looking for ways they can help themselves. The very best way to keep pests out of your home is to have a professional pest control company come out and treat your home on a regular basis. The regular treatment will not only treat pests that are already in the home but will also prevent many types of pests from coming back. Although this is a great way to keep pests at bay you can do more to help yourself. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control list natural remedies to help keep pests at bay.
What Home Remedy Keeps Mosquitoes Away?
Mosquitoes are talked about a lot due to the dangerous diseases they can transmit such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, zika virus and chikungunya. One way to keep mosquitoes away is to plant some flowers like catnip and marigolds. Mosquitoes will stay away from the smell and your outdoor areas will be less likely to be host mosquitoes. It is also a great idea to remove any standing water sources that prove to be breeding ground for mosquito pests.
What is a Natural Way to Repel Ants?
No one wants to come down and see a line of ants running across the counters! The problem is that if you kill a few there are more on the way. Ants are part of a large colony and will come in to look for food. A great way to deter ant’s around you home is to use a mint tea bag. You can put them in areas that you know ants usually are. You can also use a piece of cucumber to keep them away by placing it near the ant pile or on the counter.
What Can You Use to Keep Flies Away?
Did you know that if you want to keep flies out of your home you can use sweet basil. Use the plants near entry ways and even in your home. Flies do not like the smell of sweet basil and they will stay away from it. You can also use drops of eucalyptus oil to keep them away. Put the oil in a mixture with water and spray it around the house to keep the flies outside only.
How Do You Keep Spiders Away Naturally?
If you want to use a natural remedy to keep spiders away from your home and property you can use peppermint! They hate the smell of peppermint and will do all they can to stay away from the area where the peppermint is. Peppermint comes in an essential oil and can be used to spread around your home and outdoors to keep spiders away from the entry points of your house.
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Unfortunately, planting peppermint and marigolds alone isn’t going to keep pests away. The best prevention is routine pest control treatments applied by a professional like A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. Call us to get started on your custom pest control program today!