Green Garden Pest Remedies: How You Can Get Rid of Pests and Still be Green


When it comes to treating insects in your home or garden, most people stick with the remedies they can find in home improvement stores. The problem with most of these treatments, though, is that they contain harmful chemicals that are not good for your health or the environment.

There are plenty of people who are very eco-friendly, and in order to treat pests around their homes and gardens, they have opted to use green pest control treatments. Some people have placed red pepper flakes in their garden to keep bugs and other small animals away. Others have purchased eco-friendly products from stores to help keep pests away.

Some people are hesitant to purchase or use green pest control remedies in fear that they’re lacking the chemicals needed to actually eliminate the pests from their home. So are green pest control treatments actually effective?

Home Remedies

Many people are taking it upon themselves to create home remedies that have been known to eliminate pests. For example, some people use hot soapy water or natural plant oils to remove insects and other pests.

The good news about green home remedies is that they can work. They are known to eliminate the pests that they hit directly, and they’re also not harmful to the environment. The problem with some of these remedies, though, is that they’re only able to eliminate the pests that they actually touch. For example, spraying hot soapy water on an infestation of bugs will kill the bugs, but any insects that come back to that area will not be affected. This means that in order to keep bugs at bay, you will constantly need to place hot soapy water around your home.


Some home remedies also require that animals eat a certain product. For example, many people put red pepper flakes in their garden to keep animals and insects away, but if the animals and insects aren’t eating the red pepper flakes, the remedy will not be effective.

Other home remedies will work, but they require some time before working. For example, diatomaceous earth is a green remedy that is used to cause dehydration in bugs, but it will take anywhere from 48 hours to 1 week to be effective.

If you’re looking to eliminate an infestation that’s already occurred, then green home remedies can be extremely beneficial, but if you want to keep bugs at bay for an extended period of time, then they may not be the best choice.

Green Exterminators

There are extermination companies out there that offer green solutions for their clients, and these can  be extremely effective. Not only do these companies use products that are safe for the environment, but they also know how to implement these strategies so that they work on contact and they also provide constant elimination of pests.

These companies also have access to natural and greener products that you may not be able to find in your own home improvement stores. Plus, most of these companies have experience in using a variety of green methods, allowing them to truly know which methods work and which methods don’t. This way, you can be sure that you’re using green pest treatments that will actually provide you with successful results.

Miranda Smith writes for Rose Pest, providers of green and traditional solutions to pest management. Click here to learn more.

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