Organic Pest Control

Go Natural

Organic wasp control can be achieved via commercial products or tried and true home remedies. The type of wasp involved does not really matter, as organic methods will successfully eliminate wasps regardless of type. These chemicals are hazardous to humans, even though they can be cheap and effective. With so many natural pest control options available, why not give one a try?< organic pest control

Pest Control from the Kitchen

There are some useful organic pest control remedies that you can make from items found in your kitchen and even your bathroom. When attempting to use any extermination technique on wasps or an active nest, be certain to wear protective clothing. The best time to act against wasps would be at night, as they are much less active.

Mint Oil: There are organic wasp control products on the shelves that use mint oil as their active ingredient. For something similar, add a tablespoon of mint oil to water to spray with to have an effective mixture. Coat the nest with the mixture thoroughly, making sure that you can reach them by spray from a few feet away.

Detergent: Possibly the simplest and best way to safely exterminate wasps is with liquid detergent. A natural pest control solution would be to spray liquid detergent on the wasp nest. By preventing them from flying and overpowering them, the soap will eventually get in their systems and suffocate them.

Beef Liver: While not recommended as a long-term organic wasp control solution, a beef liver trap is a good way to keep wasps away while you are outside enjoying a family cookout. Hang some beef liver over a bowl of soapy water, away from the view of potential guests. Wasps may be deterred if they are offered an alternative food source, such as liver, and will feed on it solely. The wasps then fall into the bowl and are killed.

Sugar Syrup & Soda Bottle: Another type of organic wasp control trap can be made by placing sugar syrup into a soda bottle. Take a 2-liter bottle and cut off the top about one-third of the way down the bottle. Then, invert the top piece in the bottle to funnel to the bottom. Put some syrup in the bottle after you secure the two pieces together with tape. Hang your trap from a tree or other location and smear a little syrup on the outside to make sure the wasps find the scent. The wasps, by funneling into the bottle, will become stuck. Wasps are likely to look for sweeter food sources during late summer, so employ this method at that time.

Don’t Try This at Home

Some do-it-yourself pest control remedies, while potentially effective, are dangerous to attempt. The following list details wasp removal methods that are probably not the best.flea control

Kerosene: Yes, dousing a nest with kerosene and lighting it on fire will kill wasps and definitely destroy the nest. Keep in mind that it can also set your house on fire, putting you and your family in danger. Furthermore, using kerosene is not beneficial to the environment at all.

Hairspray: Hairspray will work. This works by sticking to the wings of the wasps, making it difficult for them to fly. The question is, how difficult? It is likely that a few wasps will escape your Aqua Net attack and take their aggression out on you.

Cigarette Smoke: The premise behind this method is that you blow cigarette smoke on wasp nest while outside smoking. The smoke will temporarily faze the wasps so you can knock down the nest without incident. This method tends to be unsuccessful because it is more likely for the wasps to become irritated than anything else.

Green Market

Purchasing an organic pest control product may be the easiest way for you to handle your wasp removal. Any product containing the following ingredients will provide more than adequate natural pest control:

Mint oil
D-limonene
Pyrethrins

Traps and decoys are also available green pest control solutions. The traps work much like the home-made variety, using sugar as the primary bait. By preventing further nests from forming these nest decoys can complement a wasp control plan nicely. The wasps will see the decoy nest and move on to a different area, as they have quite territorial mindsets. These two products will be difficult to find in stores, so your best bet would be to look online.

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Energy Saving Lighting Solutions: Conserve Energy in Style

Energy Saving Lighting Solutions: Conserve Energy in Style

Have you been looking at ways in which you can save energy on lighting solutions? Light timers and dimmers will help you do exactly this and much more. You can get these installed by our company and this would be a great way you can conserve energy. You would be able to drastically bring down your utility costs as well. The benefits don’t end here since this lighting solution could enhance the home lighting system. There are a wide variety of residential light timers and dimmers that you can choose from. In case you count yourself as a person who is picky and choosy, choice or variety will be the least of the issues that you would face when you take up our services.electrical services - residential electricians

Here’s a closer look at lighting dimmers and residential light timers, which have been discussed in the following sections.

Lighting Dimmers

For starters, light dimmers are popularly known as rheostats. They provide additional control to the lighting design. In this way, you will be able to save on your electric bills on a monthly basis. If you just twist a knob or push the slider, the light dimmer would be activated. You will have control over the intensity of the lighting in the interior.

When you get light dimmers installed at your home, it will create a more intimate atmosphere. This would be perfect in case you are entertaining and dining or it would be an ideal option to turn up the intensity in order to suit your particular needs or mood. Our company will install this wireless lighting system, which will allow you to have control and access to the lighting intensity with the help of a remote. You could also install outdoor lighting dimmers that are weather-resistant as it will provide greater control over the front porch as well as lighting on the patio. We have a broad selection of dimmers that will be installed by our skilled professional electrical technicians. If you dream about it, we can make it your reality.

Lighting Timers

If you want to give your home a different look altogether, you should think about using lighting timers that would help you exercise control over the home’s lighting design. Our company will make available a number of options that you choose from. Besides that, if you need help to pick out the best one, we will be glad to extend our assistance to you. Another feature that makes this system a great buy is a fact that once it is activated it has a no-movement detector. No motion is detected and it will automatically turn off the lights. This is a great way that you can save on your energy bills and utility costs. You needn’t have to worry about turning lights on or off, you can use the timer instead.

In case, you don’t have an energy-saving lighting solution in place, then it is high time that you call our company and get them installed.

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The Gulf Coast Swap Shop is broadcast six days a week, from 9:05am until 10:00am – Monday through Saturday.

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