Friday, July 13, 2012

Got Bugs ? ...Eradicate them The Envirnomentally Safe way

Answer these questions to know whether you need a non-toxic method of pest removal.
1) Are there people under 13 years and or domestic animals in your household?  Yes ◘  No ◘
2) Are you or persons in your household sensitive to harsh chemicals?     Yes ◘  No ◘
3) Are you trying to leave a green footprint?   Yes ◘  No ◘                                      
4) Are you in need of cost effective alternatives to pest-/insect-icides?   Yes ◘  No ◘ 
If yes to any, then here goes.

It's a given, commercial insecticides/pesticides (sprays, coils & powder etc.) generally have overly powerful odours, where by you have to quit what you are doing, leave the area and return after the odour has died down.  To forgo this inconvenience, here is one ozone-friendly solution that targets a number of creatures such as 

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (die-uh-toe-may-shus) also known as diatomite or kieselgur. This is an odourless, talcum powder-like, natural mineralised compound, that effectively works against a wide range of insects. It can be applied indoors as well as outdoors. It is most effective against:
1) Bed Bugs - place in the cracks of and spread a thin layer on the mattress, as well as the corners of the bed frame
2) Flies, fleas, carpet beetles, cockroaches - dust the walls, windows, doors thoroughly with the powder or line the base of the walls with the powder or dust thoroughly onto the carpet so as to reduce the visibility of the white residue; this is a must if your carpet is not white.

Diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic substance that does not harm warm blooded animals and can even be applied to your pets fur/hair to prevent or reduce the instance of contracting fleas.
For more information on other natural methods of pest/insect removal check out the video below. You might want a pen and pencil handy.


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