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Eco friendly ways to make your home pest free

pest controlFor many people, the thought of using chemicals to keep pests at bay is not appealing. There are many eco-friendly ways that can be just as effective as the traditional pest control methods.

Keep Your Home and Yard Clean

The best start is making sure you keep your home and pest clean of rubbish, smells and anything else that attracts pests. If you have holes in your garden fence, repair them to avoid small animals entering. Make sure you clean your bin regularly and don’t leave food scraps in there for too long as this will attract flies, maggots and other creepy crawlies. Don’t make it inviting for mosquitos by leaving containers or puddles of water around – they love water and will use any puddles for a breeding ground.

Natural Remedies

Citronella Oil is a great natural deterrent for mosquitos and other little bugs and lots of plants like rosemary, thyme and garlic are also good at deterring bugs. These can be mixed up and burnt in an essential oil burner or left lying around the garden.  For possums, a mixture of molasses, detergent and water sprayed onto plants will keep them at bay also – they do not like the bitter taste of the molasses and the detergent helps the mixture stick to any plants you spray it on.

You can also make your own Trusted Pest Management using essential oils mixed with cooking oils or alcohol. Just remember to use essential oils with caution as they can be irritating to your skin if you use too much. If you’d rather buy something off the shelf, look for products that are marked as all-natural, herbal, DEET-free, and non-toxic.

Organic Products

There are many organic pesticides and treatments that can be used around the household now that mean you can avoid using chemical based treatments. Companies like <a href=””>Trusted Pest Management</a> will have the latest organically produced, safe methods of treatment for all your household pest control needs and professionals who will be able to assist you with choosing the right one to eliminate any problems you have around the home.


Vinegar is a great natural cleaning agent which when used thoroughly, will kill the eggs of pests like pantry moths. Wipe down all your shelves and cupboards with hot soapy water, dry then wipe down with a rag dipped in white vinegar. After that, scatter bay leaves around your pantry as this will eliminate moths from breeding in the nooks and crannies of your pantry.


Most hardware’s will sell rat and mouse traps, cockroach baits, sticky moth traps and other forms of catching the pests so you can get rid of them once and for all. For larger animals like possums or rodents, it may take a couple days of sneaky planning with the right type of bait, but eventually you should catch the animals and be able to remove them from your home. Check out any rules and regulations for your local area about removing animals from areas before doing so.