Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

Welcome to my blog—unless you are a cockroach. If you are a cockroach, prepare to get crushed! As you can probably already tell, I hate bugs. I have nothing against smashing them flat and dead. However, I am also an environmentalist, and I don't like the idea of using potentially harmful chemicals to deter, kill or remove pests. If you feel the same way, this blog is for you. I am going to explore everything from natural remedies to get rid of bugs to tips on choosing an environmentally friendly pest control person. Whether you have mice, rat, cockroaches, ants or other pests, I hope this blog helps you get rid of them naturally and efficiently!

Termite Control: Understanding the Primary Factors Influencing an Infestation


Proper termite control is essential in your residential property, especially if you are in a high-risk area. These insects are voracious feeders which depend on cellulose-containing materials for sustenance. If they come in contact with your home, they will cause extensive destruction. In simple terms, they will target the construction materials with cellulose, usually timber. If they are not managed quickly and efficiently, you could lose a lot of money. Therefore, the most efficient way to protect your home is to prevent the initial infestation. If you are uncertain about the best prevention options, consider this brief outline of the factors attracting termites. 

Presence of Food

You should limit the access to food in your property if you would like to prevent termite infestation. As mentioned, these pests depend on cellulose-containing materials for nourishment. If the insects can find this type of sustenance in your home, they will establish a colony in the premise. Therefore, you should attempt to reduce the amount of food that invading insects can access. In most cases, termites will move on the ground, especially the subterranean type. 

You can prevent an invasion by limiting contact between wood and the ground. In simple terms, you should not use structural timber by inserting it directly into the soil. Also, avoid leaving firewood and waste wood on the ground. Additionally, minimise the use of natural mulch and other cellulose-containing lawn materials in the home.

Presence of Moisture

Termites, like other creatures, require moisture to survive. Therefore, these insects will not invade a home without a convenient source of moisture. Typically, termites require moisture for the digestion of hard and dry cellulose materials. Also, they need the fluid to keep their bodies supple. If a termite is exposed to a place without water, they will become desiccated. You can limit the risk of an infestation of your home by limiting the pests' access to moisture. The common sources of moisture are leaky pipes and improper drainage around the property. You should inspect the home periodically to identify and resolve these problems.

Cracks in the House

You should limit the paths through which termites can use to infiltrate your house. Simply speaking, if the pests cannot find a way to enter into your building, they will not cause damage to your structure. Unfortunately, most homes have cracks or features through which the small creatures can crawl. You should examine your house regularly and repair the damage. Also, you should ensure that the spaces around pipes and vents are completely sealed.


6 November 2017