Does Natural Pest Control Work?
Natural pest control is vital for the establishment and maintenance of an effective pest prevention program. Sometimes this approach is referred to as Integrative Pest Management (or IPM). Preventing and eliminating undesirable pests in your home typically requires more than one method. Pest inspections, exclusionary work, and non-chemical treatments provide an “integrated” approach to pest control. Both pest control professionals and home owners must work together more often than not to maintain a pest-free environment.
Plant-based (botanical) materials formulated as dusts, liquids, and gel-type baits are made from the essential oils extracted from plants. There are numerous plant species that have developed natural defenses against insects. Essential oils like clove, tea tree, rosemary, garlic, and thyme are highly effective against repelling pests. But, it’s important to understand that these types of natural products will only be effective temporarily. Many times these same products will not eliminate potential hazards from household pests.
To effectively protect our environment while living pest free in our homes we must respect certain insects that some people might fear (or may consider pests) when, in fact, they are not a true pest. Beneficial insects like Honey bees help balance our ecosystem and killing them or trying to control them will cause environmental problems far beyond our control once initiated…
Preventing common household pests is an important step to ensure infestations do not happen. Below you will find a guide to the basic steps in preventing insects from harboring in and art ground your home. All insects need three basic things i.e. food, water, and shelter.
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