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.Continue reading “Eco-Friendly Pest Removals Ideas [Visual]”
Pesticides are some of the most toxic chemicals to be found around the home — and unfortunately, they are found around the home all too often. Consider the risks. According to the National Cancer Institute, childhood cancer has increased nearly 30 percent since pesticides became commonly used household products. In addition to the cancer link, chemicals found in pesticides have been associated with allergies, birth defects, and even psychological disorders.
High concentrations of toxic pesticides are especially dangerous for not only children, but also infants, toddlers, the chronically ill and the elderly. These groups tend to spend a lot of time in the home, have limited mobility and in some cases, have compromised immune systems.
Adding all of this up, it becomes clear that commercial pesticides are simply too dangerous to be used in and around the home.
Stay healthy at home with these natural pesticide solutions:
Summer is the best season to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when you and your family are at the greatest risk of bites, stings, and the vector-borne disease that common summer pests can carry.
But did you know that there are steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to these pests?
In the infographic below, you’ll know what to do to protect your family from pest threats this summer.
Features of a Good Birdhouse- Give a Bird a Home
A birdhouse is such a great addition to any garden and it’s a really fun DIY project to tackle. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at how to build the perfect birdhouse so maybe it’s time to bring one to your garden?
If you are building one, build a good one as otherwise you’re short-changing our feathered friends! You should use untreated wood and galvanised screws as remember this will need to last throughout the year in all weather conditions.
You also need to make sure your birdhouse is protected from predators and some of the most common are chipmunks, raccoons, and cats. A stovepipe is generally considered the best protection against climbing predators.
If you don’t want to build a birdhouse there are other things you can do. Things like install a feeder o attract the local neighbourhood birds! Make sure to have good quality seeds for them when they come to visit. Check out the full infographic now!