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Four Earth-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Insects Around Your Home and Yard

Here are four Earth-friendly tips to help rid your yard and home of pests:

  1. Repel mosquitoes by planting citronella, lemon balm, catnip, marigolds, basil, lavender, peppermint, garlic, pennyroyal, rosemary, or geraniums. Breaking the leaves off these plants and rubbing their oils on your skin can amplify the repelling effects.
  2. Regularly mow, edge, weed eat, and rake your yard. As many bugs need lush vegetation to survive, regular yard maintenance can assist in ridding your yard of pests. Take it a step further and trim back overhanging branches to target sunlight-sensitive insects.
  3. Empty any free-standing water in buckets, pots, statues, vases, our puddles as they can serve as a breeding ground for pest such as mosquitos. 
  4. Add a layer of TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your attic. TAP® is made up of recycled newspaper and technical grade boric acid and is designed to kill self-grooming insects.

Stay green and respect your mother (Earth)!

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