DIY Organic Pest Management
Pests have been around long before chemical sprays were invented. This should raise relevant questions on the methods used then that have effectively removed their presence. And the first that would come to mind are elements that directly came from nature that inhibit the growth of pests.
Organic pest management involve these elements and sustainable strategies that altogether help in using the natural cycle of life or the course of nature as integral to the treatment of pests. It only takes a few tried-and-tested methods and treatments to commence the practice of natural pest control.
Top Three Tried-and-Tested Organic Pest Management Methods and Treatments
- Take a survey of pest activity around your home to identify the pest problems and the applicable treatments you will need. Explore every nook and cranny that are vulnerable to infestations. Take note of problematic areas such as leakages, blocked gutters and other similar issues so that they can be given the quick fix required to prevent pests from getting attracted. Also, prevent their access to their sources of nourishment such as water and food to inhibit breeding and growth of pests right at your very home.
- Use natural oils as a second step for an efficient and affordable organic pest management. The widely known oils perfect for the job include neem, mineral oil, citrus extracts, and eucalyptus oil. These natural deterrents are used as a spray solution mixed with small amounts of water and other effective irritants like cayenne pepper and liquid soap. These elements help the insects lose their water content which kills them eventually.
The other natural treatments are common kitchen ingredients such as salt, onion, garlic and chili pepper minced and mixed with water to be used as a spray solution against pests. Diatomaceous earth is the fossil remains of diatoms that have the similar scathing effect as those mentioned that dehydrates the insects and inhibit their activities.
- An organic pest management is not complete without proper prevention and monitoring of pest growth. There are natural traps, baits and mechanisms that can be used as an exclusion measure to keep pests awat from the confines of your home.
There’s probably nothing more fulfilling than taking charge of your pest problems through low-cost organic pest management methods and treatments. These DIY tips, however, are limited to minor pest problems and should not preempt the use of professional pest control services.