Eco-Friendly Pest Removals Ideas [Visual]

Eco-Friendly Pest Removals Ideas [Visual] | ecogreenlove

When you find pests in your home or backyard, it can be tempting to call your local pest control company. However harsh pesticides can often do more harm than good. To help homeowners use effective yet eco-friendly pest removal, hippo created an in-depth guide on how to get rid of pests safely.

Remove pests from your home and garden naturally using scents, plants, and essential oils that repel them. You can search for eco-friendly pest removal companies to do it for you, or you can make it a DIY project using the different methods below:

Eco-Friendly Pest Removals Ideas [Visual] | ecogreenlove
Visual courtesy of hippo
  1. Grow a healthy garden with soil rich in nutrients
  2. Plant pest-control herbs
    If herbs aren’t your thing, other examples of natural plants that have pest-repelling properties include:
    • Petunias
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Lemongrass
    • Clover
    • Eucalyptus
    • Marigolds
  3. Use spices to ward off pests
    • Cinnamon
    • Cayenne
    • Paprika
    • Turmeric
    • Salt
    • Black pepper
    • Bay leaves
    • Cloves
  4. Clean using essential oils and vinegar
    • Peppermint
    • Lavender
    • Eucalyptus
    • Citronella
    • Lemongrass
    • Tea tree
  5. Use food waste as an insect repellent
  6. Try boric acid
  7. Use humane traps to relocate rodents
  8. Attract birds to do your pest removal for you
  9. Use natural pesticides
  10. Try microbial insecticides
  11. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth

Benefits of eco-friendly pest control

  1. Better long-term results
  2. Less damaging to your garden and lawn
  3. Doesn’t harm beneficial insects and animals
  4. Safe to use near pets
  5. Doesn’t disrupt your home

Downsides of traditional pest control

  • Harmful for pets
  • Dangerous to people
  • Dangerous for the environment
  • Disrupts the ecosystem
  • Costly process of extermination and relocation

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