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									Natural Pest Control – Control Without Chemicals

Insects and pests are a part of daily life for everyone, whether they want to admit it or not. In
every home there are lurking pests in the air, the carpet, the curtains, and the cupboard. These
tiny nuisances are often unseen yet wreak havoc on the home if not controlled. Pest control can
be a challenge if you are trying to avoid the use of potentially dangerous chemicals in your
home. Most of the typical pesticides these days have many risk factors and can be quite harmful
to humans and pets. Natural pest control can help you safely rid your home of pest infestations.

When it comes to eradicating in home pests, there are many pesticides on the market today.
However, these toxic chemical compounds used in many pest control solutions can often be
more harmful to your family than the actual pests themselves. With just a bit of information and
effort, natural pest control measures can rid your home of the pests without exposing humans
or pets to harsh, harmful chemicals. Typical household pests such as dust mites, cockroaches and
fleas can all be eradicated without those toxic chemicals.

Dust mites are everywhere in your home, they are in beds, in clothing and couches and in
curtains and carpets as well as stuffed animals and lurking among bookshelves. Dust mites pose
the biggest pest control problem for people who suffer with allergies. There are ways to control
dust mites with vigilance and preparation in order to minimize their effect on daily life. Some of
those ways are:

   •   Vacuum mattresses and pillows on a regular basis, preferably weekly.

   •   For severe allergy sufferers, purchase and use special bedding that zips closed and does
       not allow allergens inside.

   •   Wash all bedding in very hot water, temperatures in excess of 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
       Detergents and laundry soap have no effect on mites unless the water is very hot as well.

   •   Avoid humidifiers if possible for dust mites thrive on humidity.

Pest control is about making your home comfortable for you and your family. There are many
ways to control and eradicate pests without using toxic chemicals in your home. Even when
calling a professional pest control company, if you specify that you wish to avoid harsh
chemicals they can often still come to help you or offer sound natural remedies and advice. Pest
control does not have to mean bringing harmful chemicals home.

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