What did olden farmers use to fight off crop pests? Before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides, what solutions did they have? The following list will offer some inexpensive natural pest control methods for your home garden.
Natural Pest Control Methods
Essential Oils Spray
The easiest way to deal with indoor pests is to keep them from coming indoors in the first place. Use a vinegar and essential oils spray on the outside of your doors where flies and ants are coming in.
A fine powder made from the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of algae. It has a very hard shell, is high in silica and is very sharp, though it is so fine that it doesn’t do damage to human tissue or skin. Sprinkle some on the areas where the pests enters.
Natural Pest Poison
Made with borax and corn syrup. Borax is much less toxic than pesticides so mix equal parts of borax powder and corn syrup and spread on an index card. Additionally, the ants are attracted to the sweetener. However, this is not an immediate fix, but a good long-term one.
Natural Fly Traps
Flies like to feast on organic decaying material which is used in these traps to catch them. Keep one at home and you won’t be bothered by flies again.
Neem oil insecticide
Neem oil acts as a hormone disruptor and as an “antifeedant” for insects that feed on leaves and other plant parts. Furthermore, it is biodegradable and nontoxic to most wildlife. It is effective against a variety of common garden insect pests.
These are just some natural pest controls to prevent pests infestation from occurring. In the event an infestation does occur, do call up our professionals at advancepest.com.sg to deal with it.