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Roaches and Mites Taken Care Of The Safe Way

Updated on April 15, 2010

While we know that we live with insects and pest in our home many of us like to think that we are alone. However, we know that this isn't the case and commonly share our home with roaches of some form and dust mites. While these little pesk do live in our home if your like me you do not like using chemicals to control them because of the damage to our health, pets health, and our homes. Since I do not like using chemicals organic pest control for roaches and mites really caught my attention. Yes it is possible to control them and even rid your home of them without using harsh items.

The first and easiest method to help rid your home of any pest be it cockroaches, mites, or ants is to keep your home clean. You will want to vaccum on a regular basis, clean your bathroom, and dust. This can easily be the most simple pest prevention item that you can do for you and your family. Remember to use soap and water in areas that you suspect any type of bug activity during your cleaning.

If you are scared of heights you will want to remember that the roaches that you see in your home are not. To help you control the roaches in high places you will want to use some borax in the high place that you suspect the roaches are at. The roaches will take the Borax back to the nest with them and end up killing uite a few of their own. You will want to make sure to keep this method away from any kids or pets that you have.  Also please keep this away from any unprotected food in your home.

If you have a cat you might have noticed that none of their toys are messed with by pests if they have catnip in them. Catnip has chemicals in it which is non-toxic to humans, but cockroaches cannot stand it and will stay away from the area that you have it spread out in. You will want to make sure to keep your cats out of your cockroach repellent cat nip though otherwise it will not work for your home.  

With the prevelance of allergies you will want to make sure that you dust your home. However, dust mites are everywhere that you turn in your home. The good news is that you have some organic control methods to use for dust mites as well.

The easiest thing to do to help control your dust mites is to dust on a regular basis, you will also want to make sure that you vacuum your bedding on a regular basis as well. If you have the extra money you can find some dust mite repellent matresses or bedding that can help you control your dust mites, but with the current economy you might not have the extra money.

The second thing that you can do is wash your bedding in hot water. The detergent alone though will not make the difference, but when used in a combination with hot water it works better than not doing anything. To help temper the allergy control method with dust mites you will want to try to keep stuffed animals, rugs, and hampers out of your bedroom area so that sleeping will be easier.

While completely getting rid of dust mites or cockroaches might be impossible in your home these are some great methods to help you control them. Remember that the number one key to to keep your home clean as possible.

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