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Seven Tips for Chemical-Free Pest Control

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6. The Nitty Gritty
If you’ve got an ant problem, a sure-fire way to get rid of those suckers is to kill the queen. Keep an eye on that weather forecast, and when you’re expecting rain, sprinkle dry grits onto the anthill. The workers will bring the grits to the queen, and when she drinks the rainwater, the grits will expand in her stomach.

7. Keep a Lid On It
Anyone with a kitchen composting setup has probably dealt with fruit flies. The key to keep them out of your house is to use a compost bucket with a lid. Emptying the bucket into an outside bin every couple of days helps, too, if you have that as an option.

The same goes for your trash and recycling bins. Keep those things covered, and empty often!

Do you guys have your own tips for all natural pest control? We’d love to hear them in the comments!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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12:00AM PST on Dec 20, 2014

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6:16AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

thanks

8:31AM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

Always try to control pests without chemical or sprays first. They serve a purpose in our world. Getting rid of them without warrant is a bad thing.

9:27AM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

Thank you for a very good article on natural pest control Just one thing: remember that spiders eat flying and crawling insects for din-din.

10:13AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:39PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Thanks

4:27AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Thank you

10:45PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

thanks for the hint about grits and ants; will try it..thank you

11:10AM PST on Nov 21, 2012

One thing I felt the article was missing was the missing was how to plug those leaks and with what substances. according to this guide here: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/rodents-c-21.html
A combination of cotton balls dipped in peppermint or the use of steel wool are good options

7:04PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Thank you!

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