Today I’m happy to introduce Angela Thomas from NYCity Pest Control, who shares her tips on how to get rid of household pests naturally!

Pesticides, chemicals and pest control service providers are the things that come to mind if you hear the words “pest extermination”. But what many fail to understand is that the chemicals used to control these pests are harmful to the environment, contaminate water and may even affect adults, children and pets.

That is why people must turn to organic forms of pest control. It is true that some of the solutions take time, but they are cheap and do not affect anyone adversely.

Try these natural remedies before contacting a pest terminator.

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1. Cockroaches

Although bay leaves are used for cooking, they can also serve as an effective way to get rid of cockroaches. They can’t stand the smell and hate them. Crush the leaves and grind them into a fine powder and sprinkle in every corner.

Also, just like bay leaves, roaches hate the smell of garlic. Either use fresh cloves or grind it into a powder as well.

2. Ants

One of the most effective ways to get rid of ants is by sprinkling cinnamon powder because they hate it. Sprinkle it in your cabinets so that they can’t get inside.

You can also spray freshly squeezed lemon juice because the acid messes with their sense of smell. Also, you can mix vinegar with water and spray at the entry points.

This infographic below offers tips to get rid of pests in your garden naturally.

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3. Fleas

When it comes to terminating fleas, an effective ingredient is salt. Sprinkle salt in the affected areas at night and then vacuum in the morning. Do this every day for a week.

Another effective remedy to terminate them is by spraying boric acid. The acid causes fleas to dehydrate and eventually die.

4. Bed Bugs

Both hot and cold treatments are effective in exterminating bed bugs as they can’t survive extreme temperatures. Vacuum your place regularly, even in the small cracks. After vacuuming dispose of the contents outside the house in a sealed bag.

When it comes to bed bugs, destroying them with natural remedies is tough because they are stubborn creatures. So you may need to contact a pest control service to get rid of them.

5. Rodents

Mice do not like the smell of peppermint. Dip cotton balls in peppermint oil and place them around the house.

Alternatively, they also hate the smell of mothballs, so placing them throughout the house can help keeping away other pests too. Mice enter your house through the holes in the exterior and interior of the wall. So seal those cracks up to prevent them from entering your house.

For natural pest control remedies to work you have to be patient as they take some time.

How to you get rid of common household pests naturally?

About Angela Thomas: Hi! I’m Angela from nycitypestcontrol.com and I write, curate, and get in touch with people who are active in the pest control arena. At NYCity, we are always at the forefront of finding new and innovative methods to control insect and rodent infestations without excessive collateral damage.