DIY Pest Control: Natural, Chemical-Based Solutions for Your Home

We've all become more aware of the environmental impacts of the way we live, and the methods we use for pest control are no exception. The use of chemicals and pesticides is by far the most dangerous method of extermination. Fortunately, there are hundreds of homemade pest control products available on the shelves of hardware stores in the United States. With so many options, however, homeowners often choose the wrong option and endanger their families and pets rather than solving their pest problem. As a specialist in urban and agricultural pests with 25 years of experience, I can tell you that it's important to consider your goals when it comes to DIY pest control.

Are you trying to prevent pests from arriving or are you dealing with a small number of insects that don't puncture wood? The biggest advantage of taking a home-based approach to pest control is that it has the potential to save you money. The first step is to identify common pests in your area. Depending on the type of pest in your home, there are several natural, chemical-based, self-made pest control options. To take your pest control strategy one step further, you can spray the perimeter of your house or yard with a repellent designed to serve as a natural, invisible barrier that pests won't want to cross. While this is a service offered by many pest control companies with guaranteed results, you may be successful with a home-based approach using a natural or chemical-based repellent. Veteran teams of pest control experts from ORTEX explain why it's important to hire professionals to keep your home pest-free.

They can provide advice on the best methods for controlling pests in your area and help you choose the right products for your needs.