Winter may spell the end of pesky mosquitoes and flies; however as the weather gets colder you’ll have new pests to contend with that just love sneaking into your home – mice, spiders and moths.
Yet this can present a problem, especially if you’ve got pets and children.
Whilst chemical treatments are the most effective way of ridding your home of unwanted guests, they are not safest. So what can you do? How can you keep your family and pets safe, whilst ridding your home of pests?
The good news is – there are a number of harmless, pest control companies like Pest busters that can easily be incorporated into your home without endangering you, your children or your pets.
Store Firewood Away From Your Home
Wood piles are the perfect shelter for rodents seeking somewhere dry and warm to sleep. The problem is, locate this pile too close to your house and they will eventually migrate there. Similarly, woodpiles are a prime breeding ground for spiders.
Use a Splash of Mint
Mice hate the smell of peppermint, so much so that any traces of it will discourage their entry. We recommend soaking cotton balls in peppermint oil and placing them anywhere you suspect they are trying to enter. Replaced regularly, and this will deter them. Just be mindful to keep these cotton balls wet as once dried the smell won’t be as potent.
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Peanut Butter Traps
The easiest way to catch rodents who’ve managed to enter your home is dabbing some peanut butter into your trap. Unlike the cliché of cheese which only works in some instances, rodents won’t be able to resist the smell of this treat making them easier to catch.
This age old classic can help keep moths at bay and prevent unwanted holes in your clothing. Simply wrap rosemary, lavender or thyme into a cloth sachet and hide your drawers and wardrobe. For your kitchen, you can place cloves wrapped in tissue or a cloth in your pantry, and this will stop them from infesting your food.
Another clever trick to deal with moths is popping your jumpers into the freezer. It might sound odd, but the cold will kill off any remaining larvae, so simply place them in a plastic storage bag and deep freeze for 2-3 days.
Add a Little Garlic into Your Life
This everyday ingredient is ideal for ridding your home of bugs as they can’t stand the stench. Simply sprinkle some garlic powder into any hard to reach places or make up a spray containing 4 tbsp of powder and 2 cups of water and you can spray this around your doorways and the plants near your house. NOTE: with the spray remember to do this every 2 to 3 days.
Citrus Your Life
Whilst a pleasant smell for you, spiders hate the stuff, especially the taste. We suggest dabbing a few drops of orange or lemon oil around your home (particularly in dark corners) to discourage them from staying.
As you can see, keeping your home pest free doesn’t have to be dangerous or expensive. Simply employ any of these natural techniques and you can quickly rid your home of any unwanted guests.