Natural Ways To Keep Pests At Bay

Bugs, insects, rodents, all these, and many more invade your home daily and turn it into their sweet abode. There are hundreds and thousands of pest control companies operating in the UK that are toiling hard to get rid of these agents of destruction. However, things are not always as hunky-dory as it seems. There are times when pesticides and insect repellents have ill effects on children and pets. Therefore, trying to eliminate the pests naturally emerges as the only feasible and safe option. 

In this article, we shall concentrate on providing you with some valuable pest control tips in a nature-friendly way. But firstly, let us concentrate on the types of pests that often enter an English household without invitation. 

  • Rodents: Mice and Rats
  • Flying insects: Moths, Wasps, and flies
  • Common Bugs: Cockroaches, Ants, Bed Bugs, and Fleas

To perform home pest control on these pests you need some knowledge about the natural ingredients that can prove extremely useful in treating them the right way, without causing any harm to you, your family, or your beloved pets. 

Getting Rid Of Rodents

3% of the household in the UK is occupied by rats or mice. These pests are destructive but also are vectors to various pathogens like hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella, etc. which eventually can cause deadly diseases. Thus, it is imperative to eliminate these pests on an immediate basis. 

Few remedies that act as effective pest control for the house for eradicating rodents are:

  • A mix of cocoa powder and plaster of Paris
  • Chili pepper flakes applied at the corners of the house
  • Strategic placement of onions in the holes and cracks
  • Placement of garlic bulbs in the infested areas
  • Cloves
  • Potato Powder
  • Bay Leaves
  • Ammonia Spray
  • Decluttering the house
  • Rattraps

Getting Rid Of Moths

Moths are generally harmless creatures adding value to the environment however, they do cause a lot of damage to the fabric and crops. There are more than 870 varieties of moths available in the UK and cannot be said for sure which variety causes more damage than the other.

Few domestic remedies from moths are:

  • Use cedar diluted with water
  • Crushed and powdered herbs
  • Sticky Traps
  • Freeze the clothes that are moth infested in a refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Wash infested clothes regularly
  • Apply Vinegar
  • Contact Pest Control Bristol if required

Getting Rid Of Wasps 

If you have encountered a yellowjacket in your yard, lawn, or drawing room you will find yourself swatting it away as these fellows are infamous for their wrongly placed temperament. Wasp stings are painful and can cause severe allergiesin some people. 

A few natural ways to ward off wasps are:

  • Arrange for wasp trap using a bottle
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint Oil

Getting Rid Of Flies

From an innocent-looking fruit fly to the common housefly, none of them is innocent. Deadly diseases like typhoid and cholera are caused due fly contamination of the food items. Therefore, keeping your house free from these vectors is a prerequisite.

A few of the natural remedies are:

  • Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Ginger Spray
  • Basil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Light Traps
  • Fly Traps

Getting Rid Of Ants

Now, we all will agree on this that the black ants, whether they are carrying any diseases or not, are a nuisance for all. Thus, good riddance from them must give you a sigh of relief. Whether it’s foraging your garden or bedroom, they are one such unwelcomed species that inevitably will intrude in your territory.

Some fruitful pest away Bristol from ants include: 

  • Mint Leaves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vinegar
  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon

Getting Rid Of Cockroaches

The bitter truth is cockroaches are one of the most ancient species living on earth and there are more than 3000 species of cockroaches available worldwide. Typhoid, respiratory infection and pneumonia are some of the fatal diseases caused due to these repulsive vectors. 

Some common natural repellents include:

  • Baking Soda
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Borax
  • Boric Acid
  • Citrus

Getting Rid Of BedBugs

These short-living menaces feast on our blood and cause extreme pain, irritation, and sleepless nights.  Compared to the other pests they have got a better reputation in terms of spreading diseases but the nuisance they cause is nowhere less. 

Some natural therapies include:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Smearing Alcohol
  • Borax
  • Diatomaceous Earth

Getting Rid Of Fleas

Your feline might be all cute and cuddly but is, unfortunately, host to one of the most annoying of the flea species – Ctenocephalides felis or the cat flea. They are prone to biting humans as well as dogs. It can be life-threatening for your beloved pet as these fleas cause some of the most dangerous diseases among the cats. 

Some natural cures are: 

  • Herbal Flea Spray
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Lemon Spray
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Rosemary 

Getting Rid Of Mosquitoes

The mosquito species living in the UK mostly are harmless, however, it is seen that there is a 2.5% growth in the number of mosquitoes in the last 10 years in this part of the world. As mosquitoes cause various deadly diseases worldwide, therefore, there’s no point taking them lightly. 

A few of the natural treatments include:

  • Remove stagnant water from the vicinity of your house
  • Light up herbal candles or incense sticks
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Clove
  • Lemon
  • Garlic Spray
  • Eucalyptus Oil

Getting Rid Of Spiders

There are multiple varieties of spiders available in a UK household. It ranges from a cellar spider to a cupboard spider. Ideally, these spiders are seldom venomous, however, they can nip your skin if you try to catch them. Moreover, the cobwebs cause a huge mess in the house for sure.

Some natural household pest control against spiders are:

  • Organizing and reorganizing the home often
  • Citrus
  • Mint
  • Cedar
  • Regular dusting and cleaning
  • Diatomaceous Earth

These are some of the pest-specific natural remedies you can implement to rid yourself of pests.