It can be quite a stressful experience to find out that you have an insect infestation such as a cockroach infestation or worse still a termite attack in your house. Most people will immediately run to the store and buy a few cans of dangerous chemical poison based insecticides and spray them all over their house in an effort to get rid of the insects. However, what they do not realize is that they are doing a lot more harm to themselves by spraying chemical insecticides in their house.
There is a reason that chemical insecticides are effective in killing insects in your home. These insecticides are poison based, very dangerous and injurious to your health and your families’ health. Just like the insect will die immediately upon stepping on the insecticide spray, it can also cause severe damage to your own health, your children’s health and your pet’s health sometimes even resulting in death if your children or pets accidentally consume the insecticide that you have sprayed around your house. There have been many known cases of children that have died as a result of insecticide sprays and even more stories of house pets that have died at the hands of their owners who have used dangerous poison based pest control procedures PDF. In fact, this is quite a common story.
Natural insect repellent
At the same time however you will need to get rid of these insects from your house as soon as possible using the safest method available. One of the safest end best known methods of pest control is the use of natural herbs to repel these insects who will immediately leave your home upon getting the smell of these herbs.
Basil has long been known to repel cockroaches and therefore if you are facing a cockroach infestation it would be a good idea to put some basil leaves along the corners of your home. You will find that the fragrance of the basil leaves your house will be free of any cockroaches in no time.
Another aspect that you need to think about is the fact that even these insects have the right to live and therefore committing mass murder on hundreds of cockroaches and bugs within minutes is not the most ethical solution to your problem if you have numerous other solutions that will solve your problem just as well. There are many different herbs that will work for different kinds of insects and it would just take a few minutes research on the internet to find out which herbs you will need to buy.