Year-round pest control can and will control your Roseville pest problems. That being said, there are at-home, do it yourself remedies that can be used in a pinch to aid in controlling minor pest problems.
As the year progresses, insects become their most active before cool weather hibernation sets in. The most common warm weather household pests that you are likely to encounter are flies, ants, and mosquitoes. For the most part, these are more nuisance pests than real threats, but they can carry and transfer bacteria and disease in addition to being plain annoying.
There are a few things to understand about these common pests. Most pests have a very sensitive sense of smell. This means that essential oils, fragrant plants, and herbs, as well as some fruit and vegetables make excellent deterrents. The best thing is that they’re all natural and most readily can be found in your pantry or refrigerator.
Mosquito Pest Control
For mosquitoes, plant marigolds, citronella grass, or rosemary outdoors. These plants produce oils that naturally repel mosquitoes, keeping you bite-free. You can also use essential oils that have a strong scent, such as basil, lavender, rose, or peppermint and either put a few dabs on your exposed skin, or make a homemade essential oil spray.
Ant Pest Control
For ants, slices of cucumber will thwart their entry into your home. Place them near cracks and other known ant paths. Just remember to refresh the slices before they rot and bring in a different host of pests (see our article on Fruit Flies). Alternatively, you can spray lemon juice around openings and it will keep ants out so long as the scent is strong.
Fly Pest Control
Finally, flies can be deterred by a few sprigs of rue. Place the rue near windows or in your fruit bowl to keep flies out of your home. Flies also don’t like the scent of cloves. Keep a bowl of cloves or use clove oil near doorways and windows where flies are likely to come in. You can also make your own fly repellant to be used around the home or even on you.
To avoid pest problems, your best bet is to have Pro Active Pest Control regularly treating your home. We provide Roseville pest control, El Dorado Hills pest control, Lincoln pest control, Rancho Cordova pest control, as well as provide pest control throughout the Greater Sacramento area. Contact Pro Active Pest Control for a free consultation and let us show you how we can effectively treat pest problems around your home and business.