3 Chemical-Free Ways to Get Rid of Pests

Stop putting your health at risk and use these all-natural bug killers instead.

3 Chemical-Free Ways to Get Rid of Pests

Researchers estimate that about 100 different types of bugs live in the average home. If pests are an occasional issue in your home, you don’t have to turn to industrial-strength toxic chemicals to fight the problem. Try these nontoxic and safer options as your first line of defense against common bugs.

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Diatomaceous Earth

To get rid of bugs with exoskeletons like bed bugs, cockroaches, dust mites, fleas, and silverfish, pour a light layer of diatomaceous earth on a cleaned surface in the area where the pests appear. The abrasive powder cuts through a bug’s exoskeleton, absorbs water from a bug’s body and dehydrates the bug’s organs. Diatomaceous earth is made from algae and phytoplankton fossils and is a safe, food-grade, and pet-friendly substance with detoxification properties as well.

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