Nontoxic Pest Control for Your Home

This professional tech tip was submitted by Karl the BugMan of 
EnviroCare Pest Solutions 
Columbus Ohio Pest Control.

Even with the most thorough prevention measures, pest intruders can still make themselves comfortable in your home. This Article discusses preventative pest control measures and natural and organic pest control products to get rid of bugs in your home.

Natural and organic pest control Products

Pheromones:

What Pheromones are essentially is the insect hormones that can be used in traps as bait. The female insect emits a scent that can bepheromone sign pestcemetery.com used to lure males into a trap to get caught in sticky glue boards. The key is that you will need to know what type of insects you’re trying to get rid of because insects are only attracted to pheromones of its own kind.

Natural Control:

Natural controls are more or less been used by agriculture for some time now. This however can be adapted for home use as well. Essentially they use desirable organisms to eliminate undesirable organisms. For example, by planting certain plants around your home, you can deter certain pests around your home. (Garlic plants can deter Japanese Beetles and Spearmint deters ants) For those indoor pests, spiders eats fruit flies and house flies, so you may want to think twice before removing those webs.

Traps:

Traps come in many shapes and sizes which all serve some type of purpose to remove specific types of pest. They can range from sticky traps, fly paper, bug zappers and even snap traps for rats, gophers or moles. These can be picked up at your local Hardware store.

Preventative Pest Control Measures

Caulking:

caulk mug pestcemetery.comCaulking cracks throughout your home, you can reduce the places for insects to hide and nest. Concentrate on bathrooms and kitchens, specifically around doors and windows.

Sanitation:

Cleanliness is the most effective pest control method there is. By keeping your home clean the pest will be less attracted to the smells of food. Vacuum regularly and remember that just because you cannot see crumbs or dirt doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Try to clean inside pantries, cabinets, and under and around the fridge and stove at least once a year if not more.

Screens:

Screens are sometime the most obvious deterrent but often over looked. They are a cheap way to keep out insects and rodents out of your house. So place them in crawlspaces and around your doors and windows.
Following all these methods discussed in this article still will not guarantee a pest free environment but will go a long way to stopping problems. Please be cautious of bugs on packages and suitcases brought into your home. Especially the dreaded BED BUG!!

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About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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