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Natural Ideas for Getting Rid of the Most Common Pests

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Springtime can be a beautiful time of year when the weather begins to warm up and plants begin to thrive. However, it is also the time when pests seem to swarm your home. Not only are pests an annoyance, but they can also be harmful to your health. Instead of using chemicals to thwart pests, you might try using more natural methods. There are plenty of effective methods for pest removal that don't involve the use of chemicals.

Use Cinnamon

Ants are one of the most common pests in your home. They might be small, but they multiply quickly and it doesn't take long before they have an entire army in your home looking for food. If you want to make ants feel unwelcome in your home using a more natural method, you might consider using cinnamon. Ants do not find cinnamon appealing and actually are disgusted by the smell. This means that putting down a line of cinnamon near the space where ants typically enter your home can keep them away. Make sure that you are using real cinnamon.

Get Rid of Water

If you are tired of dealing with a mosquito problem inside your home, it is time to make a change. Getting rid of mosquitoes is as simple as cutting off their water supply. All you need to do is make sure that there is no water for mosquitoes to survive on. Mosquitoes don't need much water, so you need to be wiping up even the smallest droplets. Be sure to dry out all sinks and tubs after you use the water. Lavender is also a natural scent that will work to repel this insect, so light these candles at night.

Fruit Fly Trap

Fruit flies are also an annoying pest that can take over your home. If you have a lot of fruits and vegetables, you are sure to be dealing with a fruit fly problem. It is possible to make a natural fruit fly trap. Fruit flies are attracted to fermentation, which means using apple cider vinegar can entice them. If you want the full aroma of apple cider vinegar to attract fruit flies, you should heat it slightly before adding it to a glass jar. Once you have added the apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap to the jar, you can also throw in a piece of overripe fruit. Place a funnel over the jar, which will allow the fruit flies to make their way in, but will not allow for their escape.

If you do need help with an infestation that is beyond your control, call a residential pest control service.