Natural lawn pest control tips

Get Rid of Raccoons Naturally.

Natural lawn pest control

Raccoons can be pretty smart.  Combine that with a bit of boldness and curiousness and you could have a formidable opponent.  They are night creatures known for their cunning and destructiveness too!

Here are some tips on how to get rid of them:

  • Deny them food and openings into your home.  Restrict birdfeeder, garbage can, and chimney access.  This will eventually persuade the raccoon to move to another spot.
  • Install a floodlight.  This is another proven way of getting rid of raccoons.  Set up motion-activated lighting.  This discourages them from operating at night.  It has to be a strong floodlight (quartz halogen) like the kind used for driveways or security.
  • Electronic repellants are another choice.  They produce motion and heat sensors that trigger fear responses in animals like raccoons.
  • Use a radio.  Raccoons have a great fear of human presence and a human voice.  Place a radio that you can protect from rain or water near the raccoon nest.  Keep the volume high and leave it to play day and night.  This will scare off the raccoon.
  • Consider using ammonia.  Raccoons are naturally clean animals.  They typically “wash” their foods before eating and keep their nests clean all the time.  They can’t stand strong smells.  So, place a few ammonia-soaked rags or towels near their nest.  They naturally leave.

Once you have any of the methods above working for you and you’re positive the raccoons are gone seal off access.  Make sure that you repair every hole and opening with steel mesh, heavy wire cloth, and solid wood.

Natural Pest Control for a Greener Garden.

Gardening is quite peaceful and for some, it is even a spiritual activity.  There is something really neat about planting the seed, caring for it, and watching the seed sprout and grow into plants that put food or beauty on the table.

Humans have been growing things for a long time.  However, over the past 50 years or so, humans adopted the use of dangerous chemicals to keep pests away.  Instead of connecting with the land, we have waged a war on it.  We have doused our gardens with pesticides and kill good and bad insects.

However, there is another cleaner not respectable way to work with our gardens.  We can work with nature, enjoy our gardens, and allow them to thrive and produce plenty of life.  The very first thing that we must do stop using indiscriminate applications of chemical pesticides.    These non-organic remedies kill good and bad bugs and creating an environment that doesn’t allow natural predators to hunt their insect prey.  If we stop using chemical pesticides natural pest control kicks in automatically.

Next, we have to encourage predators like frogs, birds, spiders, and ladybugs into the garden.  They eat many times more than their own weight in bugs and will happily keep your bug population in check.  However, if your garden is currently infested with pests and it cannot be controlled naturally try an organic pesticide.

For starters, you can mix tobacco with water and leave it a day so it looks like weak tea.  Apply this to the garden area.  You can also make a simple pesticide using dishwashing liquid diluted in water.  This is good for spraying aphids.

Just keep in mind: less is more.  Never upset the garden’s balance.  You may do more harm than good.

Natural Lawn Pest Control and Weed Control.

Most of the time people react to weeds or pests by instantly buying and applying harmful chemicals to their lawns or gardens.  Some folks even apply chemicals to prevent pests and weeds.

Studies reveal that pesticide exposure is linked to a very long list of health problems and diseases.  These include Parkinson’s disease, cancer, infertility, encephalitis, lymphoma and birth defects.  Of course, this is the shortlist!  Did you know that the law does not require companies to test their lawn pesticides?  So, this means that these pesticides are not tested to the same standards as pesticides used on food grown for commercial purposes.  There are loads of hidden “inert ingredients”.  These have never been tested for possible harm.  According to the Center for Disease Control, the most documented cases of farmworker sickness is following exposure to pesticides.

Pesticides don’t only harm human.  These chemicals contaminate water, air, soil, plants, and animals.  Many studies prove that pesticides harm butterflies, honeybees, ladybugs, and fish.  Plus, lawn chemicals seep into the water supply.

If you think your health is important to learn how to combat pests and weeds without chemical intervention.  You will help out your neighbours and the environment too.

One of the most important things you should consider when working to reduce pests is healthy organic soil.  Healthy organic soil is an easy way to reduce pests.  Plants thrive in a nutrient-rich and organic environment.  This helps them fight pests naturally.  If you don’t have a compost bin you should set one up also.   It is always a great idea to have a compost pail near the kitchen sink to collect veggie scraps.  You will use this to keep your soil loaded with nutrients.

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Charles Selvage
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