Earth-friendly Pest Control Solutions Every Expectant Mom Must Know


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These days pesticides are all around us with the two common sources of exposure being the food we eat and the products we use in and around our homes. This is concerning for pregnant women, especially during the first three to eight weeks of the first trimester when the neural tube is developing.

The best way to lower exposure to toxins during pregnancy is to minimize use of chemical pest-control products at home. But how do I get rid of pests? One effective alternative is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It’s an organic method for preventing and eliminating pests. This presentation will highlight 7 other earth-friendly methods to try.

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Earth-friendly Pest Control Solutions Every Expectant Mom Must Know

  1. 1. OR’ES LOOKBOOKS & GUIDES 7 Earth-friendly Pest Control Solutions Every Expectant Mom Must Know
  2. 2. faux WASP NEST Wasps are territorial and will not build a nest close to another one. Hang an imitation wasp nest on your porch as a chemical-free alternative to keeping the wasps away. 1
  3. 3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR awesomeness! Fruit flies follow smells, but this time they’re sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong. Partially fill a small container with apple cider vinegar and add a few drops of dishwashing soap to break the surface tension so the flies can sink to the bottom of the container once they fly into the trap. 2
  4. 4. BET ON BASIL Flies despise the smell of basil. So put potted basil around your windows, doorways, and kitchen area as a repellent. 3
  5. 5. Up LEMON Did you know that spiders aren’t fond of citrus? It’s true! Fill a spray bottle with waterlemon mixture and use it to wipe your surfaces. 4
  6. 6. IT’S ON WITH CINNAMON Ants rely on a scent trail left behind by their scouts to guide them to the food source. Scents like cinnamon destroy the scent trail and thus keep the ants away. You could also use peppermint oil, vinegar (50/50 vinegar and water mix), black pepper, cayenne pepper, bay leaves and 5 whole cloves.
  7. 7. drain STANDING WATER You’ll be surprised where water collects after a storm or watering the lawn. While it may seems harmless, it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Simple draining water around your home, especially during mosquito season, will help to deter these pests from your home. 6
  8. 8. who-who? OWL If you attract owls to your property with an owl box, they will eat the mice. Your job is the upkeep of the owl box so the owls will be attracted to your home. 7
  9. 9. CREDITS Faux Wasp Nest – Apple Cider Vinegar Awesomeness - GNC Bet On Basil – Lemon Up – It’s On With Cinnamon – Drain Standing Water – Who-Who? Owl – For more information visit: OurBabiesToday.Com 9