Bugs, insects, and other pests can be dangerous by spreading diseases, biting your children, or damaging your home. As a result, it is vital to find ways of getting rid of this vermin for good. We at Mosquito Squad of Northwest Indiana utilize all-natural mosquito control and pest management tools and suggest a few unique options that homeowners can use. Many of these options are things they probably already own.
Food Helps Drives Many Pests Away
Various foods can drive away pests and keep bugs out of your yard. Just a few that you can spread throughout your grass include:
- Coffee grounds to drive away larger and more persistent pests
- Bananas to drive away aphids and other bugs
- Apple cider vinegar to eliminate fruit flies and mosquitoes
- Cornmeal to get ants out of your yard
- Fresh herbs to keep mosquitoes and ticks away
Try to spread these foods anywhere you anticipate a large volume of these pests, such as around your garden, near trees, and around high grass areas where many pests may hide. And speaking of grass...
Cut Back Grass Growths
Excessive grass creates an environment where many pests can thrive. For example, fleas and ticks love high grass growths because they are easier to climb and jump onto your pets, your children, or you. And mosquitoes like tall grass because it provides them a hiding area and masks standing water sources to lay their eggs. Thankfully, cutting your grass may help out here.
Many types of home mosquito treatment begin at this level, particularly since Indiana grass has such a tendency to hide ticks, fleas, ants, and other pests. When you regularly cut your lawn and remove crabgrass and other growths, you eliminate a comforting environment. And doing so will make it harder for these creatures to thrive in your yard, enhancing your overall level of success.
Plant Growths That Deter Pests
While mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests often end up in your yard of their own volition, they most often get their riding on the backs of larger animals. Creatures like possums (who do thankfully eat many ticks), various rodents, rabbits, and deer are often covered with pests that may hop off and make a home in your yard. Thankfully, plants can help to fight this invasion at the ground level.
For example, many plants will help deter deer from coming to your yard and keep ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, and other pests that may cling to that animal and spread various diseases. Plants like French Marigold and Foxglove not only keep deer away from your home but create a gorgeous and challenging-to-top style that will make your home beautiful and appealing for years to come.
Get Expert Help Today
If these natural remedies for pests don't handle all your needs, please contact us at Mosquito Squad of Northwest Indiana right away to get the help that you need. We provide kid-safe mosquito control in Indiana and natural care methods that keep bugs out for good. Call us at (219) 402-3344 to set up an appointment to learn more about the different all-natural methods used to destroy pests for good.