When dealing with a pest issue it’s fair to say that anything goes. After all, the sooner you get rid of the pests the better for your health and your home. Of course, the logical thing to do is contact the local pest control experts and have them eradicate the problem for you.
But, for some people, this isn’t an option. Whether you’re determined to solve the issue yourself, or simply don’t want the experts using chemicals, or you’re just curious about what are the most insane pest control ideas, you’ll want to read this!
But, don’t forget that your local pest control firm is more than just someone to call to eradicate a pest problem. They can also advise you on preventing a problem from arising.
Mosquitoes are small, very annoying, and carry a number of diseases that you don’t want. They also like still water, this is where they lay their eggs.
The normal route is to remove all still water from your area, this will prevent them from laying eggs. However, this can be difficult to achieve. Instead, you may want to build a small pond and put fish in it. The water will attract the mosquitoes and give them somewhere to lay their eggs, the minnows and goldfish will eat the larvae before the mosquitoes can annoy you.
You’ve probably already heard about sealing up gaps around your home to stop the bugs from getting in. This is good advice. In fact, the simplest way of doing this is to use expanding foam, just spray it in every gap you find, wait for it to set, and then trim it.
Mosquitoes and other flying bugs dislike rosemary. You can hang rosemary in each of your windows and doors, you can also light oil burners. But, the most effective method is simply to put a few bits of rosemary on your bonfire. It will stop them from coming into your home as your windows and doors will be shut, but it will also allow you to sit outside without getting bitten.
Soap & Water
This is actually a really good idea. Place some liquid dish soap in a spray bottle with water and spray every bug you see. The soap clogs their pores, making it difficult for them to breathe, this works for a wide variety of bugs including wasps.
If you have a ladybug problem then scatter cloves in the affected areas, the strong scent deters the bugs.
Another good way of keeping bugs away is to wipe your floors down with white vinegar and water. It eliminates any scent, making it hard for the bugs to track where they’ve been.
Rosemary is effective on many flying bugs, lavender is extremely effective at getting rid of dust mites. Simply mix a few drops of essential oil with some water in a spray bottle and spray your soft furnishings.
Create a trap
The final suggestion is to create your own fly trap. All you need is to place a little apple cider vinegar in a bowl and cover it with plastic. You can then poke a few holes into the plastic which will allow the flies in, but they’ll be unable to get out!