A series of guides that will help you control many common pests in your home. All types of natural pest controls are compared for each pest. All in easy-to-read language.
“The longest-lasting, highly effective, all natural mouse repellent.” It is a sturdy plastic ball filled with peppermint oil, an all-natural mouse deterrent. Just set it and forget it. All of the oil stays contained in the ball and releases slowly through their exclusive reservoir and wick design. Lasts six months.
Organic bug spray certified by Oregon Tilth. Made from a list of lovely essential oils in a witch hazel extract. I tried this repellant and found it to be very effective. It has a fairly strong herbal citrus spice aroma due to its blend of certified organic essential oils necessary for repellency. “You are probably wondering why there is a dragonfly on our bug spray instead of a mosquito or a tick; the dragonfly is the ultimate observer of the animal kingdom. Whereas the human eye, trichromatic, depends on three opsins — light-sensitive proteins — that absorb red, green, and blue light wavelengths respectively, the eye of a dragonfly has up to thirty-thousand facets and thirty-three opsins allowing it to see colors we cannot even imagine, even ultraviolet light, for a 360 degree view of the world in ultra high-definition, multicolor. This sense of vision makes the dragonfly the ultimate predator of the animal kingdom, catching more than ninety-five percent of its targeted prey…With its superior vision, the dragonfly approaches from below to avoid detection, uses its visual sharpness and lightning-quick reflexes as it keeps its prey in sight wiith its eyes locked on its target while adjusting its flight based on the predicted movements of its prey — which includes mosquitoes, flies, bees, ants, wasps…Our bug spray works 360 degrees to keep these pests at bay.”
Insect repellent made from organic ingredients, “field-tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks and biting insects for up to 4-8 hours YET FEELS LIKE YOU’RE WEARING NOTHING. We take a bold, citrus bouquet of lemongrass, citronella plus energizing peppermint then round it out with woody lavender and cedarwood notes to create a naturally-occurring insect repellent in a signature intoxicating scent. Yum.Not only does it create a Cloak of Invisibility against biting insects, but the witch hazel-based elixir also refreshes and purifies your skin in high heat and humidity. ”
DEET-free organic insect repellent, “safe for everyone to use for bug bite prevention.” Active Ingredients: Lemongrass oil, eugenol. Inactive Ingredients: Grapeseed oil. Concentrated formula—one travel size bottle can offer one person protection for up to one year.
A whole range of cleaning products made from USDA certified organic ingredients. Everything from laundry detergent and stain removers to produce wash, dishwasher gel, and pet stain/odor remover. And USDA certified organic mosquito repellant.
Organic tick and mosquito repellents that are clinically proven to prevent the transmission of Lyme disease and repels ticks and mosquitoes. It is a certified organic product made with essential oils and herbs. “Dr.Fedorenko True Organic Bug Stick is designed to protect and nourish skin to keep it looking and feeling healthy while keeping mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, horseflies, black and biting flies away. Works quickly to protect you and the whole family. Luxurious botanical butters infused with pure essential oils help to hydrate your skin. Powerful blend of pure essential oils keep biting insects away for hours. ”
Manufacturer of high quality insect traps, insect trapping adhesive, roach control systems and humane mouse traps. “ Highly effective, non-toxic, and easy to use.”
Botanical prevention for spiders, moths, ants and rodents, in handy-easy-to-use pouches. Also tips on how to control pests safely and effectively in your home.
This is my local “eco-friendly, safe, natural, and nontoxic” full-service pest control company, but I’m sharing it with you because they have a lot of good information on how to control household pests yourself, and well-chosen safe pest control products. Look under “Tips & Tricks” and “Store” in the main menu.
|Listen to my interview with Michael Piacenza, Owner, Certified Operator and K9 Handler of Advantage Pest Control|
I wish this site were called by it’s URL, which is “Living With Bugs.” I love that idea, to live with bugs in a harmonious way. It’s run by an extension entomologist for Oregon State University and it’s about about helping you manage the pest insects, mites, and spiders that are found around homes and gardens. “We always emphasize the safest and most effective approach to every pest control situation. Our information is research-based and draws on my 25 years of experience helping farmers and homeowners solve their pest problems. Over the years I have found that most insects and mites can be safely ignored because they pose very little threat to you or your home, in fact most are beneficial or at least not harmful!. A very few pest species, however, might require some action on your part. My aim is to help you tell good bugs from the potentially harmful ones, and to manage these ‘bad bugs’ in safe and responsible ways.” A very informative site that is easy to use and understand.
“Our products are so natural, they’re certified to USDA organic food standards by Vermont Organic Farmers.” They have been a certified organic processor since 2003. For over twenty years Vermont Soap has been manufacturing 100% natural and toxic-free personal care and cleaning products. They make handmade bar soaps for sensitive skin, anti-aging products and moisturizers, 100% natural shower gels (soap based), castile liquid soaps, and nontoxic cleaners, products for pets, camping and gardening. All products are free from artificial scents (many are unscented altogether) and other toxic ingredients, such as antimicrobials and detergents. Get a 10% discount on your first order!If you have MCS, read Larry’s free ebook The Reactive Body Handbook.
|Listen to my interviews with Vermont Soap Founder Larry Plesent|
Control bedbugs, mosquitoes, lice…A whole variety of cedar repellants, for personal protection, pets, and farm animals. Cedar oil sprays in various concentration for different uses, and red cedar granules to use indoors or out to repel repel fleas, mosquitos, roaches, scorpions, flies, no-see-ums–even venomous snakes–with no effect on beneficial insects such as butterflies and pollinating bees. These really work.
A large selection of 100% cotton mosquito nets in many styles and colous, made in Australia and India. Sizes available for Crib, single, queen and king size beds, plus a made-to-order service. "The 100% cotton muslin netting provides an enhanced sleeping environment due to its natural fibres and is superior to nylon or polyester mosquito nets. The ability for the fabric to breathe allows for a safe and comfortable nights sleep. All ages can benefit from the features of a cotton mosquito net. Babies can enjoy the safe cocooned environment that a mosquito net creates…the coloured mosquito nets for single beds can be a expressive way to reinvent a child
Natural and organic solutions for pest problems in your home and garden. Very informative website has a Pest Control Library with "mug shots" to help you easily identify pest problems, and online ordering arranges products by pest problem to be solved.
A part of the U. S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA), the Project monitors pesticides in the streams, rivers, and ground water of all across the United States. If you want to know what type of pesticides are used on a particular food and how much ends up in the environment, see their National Totals of Pesticide Use by Crop and Compound. Other files tell the quality of our nation's water, the amount of pesticides in streams and ground water, and amounts of pesticides found in fish. To get an idea of just how widespread pesticides are in our waterways, look at their graphs that show how many water samples contained different types of pesticides.
Lots of information on pesticides here, including Pesticides 101. What's on Your Food, an extensive Pesticide Info Database, health effects, and least-toxic alternatives. Pesticide Action Network is an international organization working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. They link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network that challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.
A water based indoor/outdoor insecticide that may be used around food, humans and pets. Though it kills insects on contact, it is safe to use around food, humans, and pets. It's inventor was inspiried by a magazine articles that reported when someone took citrus hand cleaner and poured it down a fire ant hill, every ant was killed. "If you ever look at oranges, you'll notice that the peels are never bitten into by anything," says the inventor. "Orange peel is a natural repellent."
A wealth of information both on the toxicity of pesticides and nontoxic methods for control. Contains background information on pesticides, including Pesticide Safety, Evaluating Your Pesticide Risk, how to read Pesticide Labels, effects on animals and the environment, pesticide disposal, and hazard fact sheets on many common pesticides. Plus what to do in case of an emergency poisoning, links to databases with health effects, MSDS sheets, and much more.
Custom-made, machine washable polyester mosquito curtains for outdoor use (outdoors you want to use polyester because cotton will quickly biodegrade in the elements, and it's less toxic than pesticides). Transforms porches, decks and patios into protected areas quickly and inexpensively. Unlike screens, netting can easily be removed and stored when not needed.
A natural mosquito repellent made from garlic, designed to apply to grassy areas. "Just one spraying will keep mosquitoes, ticks and fleas out of your yard and away from your home, 24 hours a day for nearly a month…a very strong liquid garlic made from very potent garlic cloves. The garlic used is a very powerful variety which is much more potent than the garlic found in grocery stores… Garlic has a natural sulfur which repels insects, including mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Spraying garlic to keep insects away is not something new, farmers and master gardeners have been doing it for many generations. The juice does not harm humans or pets or plants, but to mosquitoes it can be deadly. The odor of it chases them out of the area and they stay away – for as long as they can detect the odor. While the odor of sprayed garlic juice becomes undetectable to humans within minutes, the mosquitoes will still detect it. If the mosquitoes aren't in your yard, they can't get into your house."
Organic insect repellant spray containing aloe vera, citronella, tea tree, and other herbal oils.
Their Bygone Bugz™ was one of the first herbal insect repellents to be marketed in the U.S. The formula contains only non-toxic, non-hazardous essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary, birch, peppermint and geranium, and GMO-free sunflower oil. User testimonials say it is very effective.
Easy-to-understand, objective, science-based information about pesticides – written for consumers. Their Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs) give trade names, regulatory status, description, health effects, and environmental effects for common pesticides. A project of the Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, and the University of California at Davis and the Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University. Major funding provided by the USDA/Extension Service/National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program.
A full-service do-it-yourself pest control company, with lots of information on how to identify and control all kinds of pests and professional-quality pest control products. This is not a "nontoxic" website–it carries a lot of toxic pesticides. But their advice leans to the nontoxic and there are many natural and nontoxic products you can choose. They have links to all the MSDS sheets right on the site, so you can easily determine the safety or hazard of any of their products and make an informed choice.
Highly effective indoor and outdoor insecticide and repellant that kills and repels disease-carrying cockroaches, flies, mosquitos, fleas, ants and fire ants. Contains "pure orange peel oil, nature's own botanically-derived insecticide. In combination with four other ingredients… widely used by other industries to safely add flavor and aroma to many food, beverage and cosmetic products…all named by the U. S. Food & Drug Administration as 'GRAS,' Generally Regarded as Safe in human foods…bears a warning free EPA-approved label in EPA's least hazardous category IV. It is labeled both for use around food, children, and pets anywhere inside and outside homes, schools, and restaurants." This product kills pests while still being safe for humans and the environment by taking advantage of a unique characteristic of insects. "Unlike man, the breathing passages of …insects are waterproofed by a wax lining. The food-grade ingredients in BUGS 'R' DONE soften and dissolve this wax lining, clogging the passageways and quickly leading to the insect's death. Human users, animals, and birds all are unaffected as is the environment." Comes in a recyclable plastic bottle.
This easy-to-use and informative site tells the toxicity of specific pesticides and safer alternatives for controlling a variety of pests in your home and garden. Check their "Issues" and "Info Services" tabs to find this information and more.