How Can I Control Pests Naturally? 5 Non-Toxic Remedies

Are you looking for natural, non-toxic pest control solutions? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have 5 products that might help you rid your home of unwanted pests. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

You can prevent fruit flies from invading your kitchen by pouring apple cider vinegar into a small bowl. Put plastic wrap over the bowl and poke a couple of holes in it. Vinegar will attract fruit flies, allowing them to enter but not exit. It is also possible to make a natural cleaner with vinegar.


Aside from being delicious in recipes, sweet basil also repels flies, making it one of the best patio plants. The best way to grow sweet basil is to plant a pot next to a door that is frequently used and place it in a sunny spot. If you have a small space, you can grow many edible plants in pots and containers.

Coffee Grounds

You can use the coffee grounds for a lot more than just making coffee. If you think pests are entering your home around the outside of your home, try using your leftover coffee grounds as a repellent. It is not uncommon for pests like mosquitos, fruit flies, and beetles to avoid the coffee grounds due to their strong smell. Your garden can also be pest-proofed with coffee grounds.

Essential Oils

Using essential oils, you can make a spray that repels dust mites. In a spray bottle, combine eucalyptus, lavender, clove, or peppermint oil with water. Mist furniture and linen with the spray and let them air dry. 


A lot of ants around? Whenever you see ant colonies, put down a small pile of cornmeal. Cornmeal is tasty to ants, but they can’t digest it. They’ll take it back to their colony and eat it, but won’t survive. The solution may take a few days to work, but it is non-toxic if you have pets.

If these natural remedies don’t work, you might have a pest infestation on your hands. In which case, you might need professional help. For more information or to request a free quote, get in touch with the Pest Control Pros today!

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