Owning a business is a great way to earn money and interact with the public. If you're like most people, you want your establishment to be clean and bug-free. However, you also want to do what's right for the environment, as well as protect customers who may have allergies to certain chemicals found in pesticides. The good news is that you can use several common products to repel bugs and rodents, and here are a few of them.
Chalk to Repel Ants
If ants are invading, use standard chalk to draw a border. Chalk around your shrubs near the front and back door of the business, along the side of your sidewalk or driveway and around the windows. Ants do not like walking through powder because it tends to throw them off the scent other ants left behind on the trail. This is an affordable and eco-friendly ant control option.
Cinnamon to Make Most Bugs Run Away
Most bugs dislike cinnamon. This natural bug repellant can be sprinkled around the border of your business, in your flowerbed and anywhere else you'd like to repel critters.
If you have a particular problem spot, such as a windowsill or near a sink, cinnamon can safely be sprinkled indoors to target that area since it is safe around humans. This eco-friendly option also smells delicious and is a welcome addition to any business, especially in the fall or winter.
Catnip For Mosquito and Roach Control
Catnip repels bugs in two different ways. Plant a catnip plant outside your flowerbed or other plants surrounding your business, or along the edge of your parking lot to keep mosquitoes away. Mosquitoes don't like the smell of catnip so they won't want to mess with your customers walking in the area.
For indoor use, place a few sprigs of catnip in a clean spray bottle and fill it with water. This spray can be applied safely indoors on furniture, carpet and in the baseboards to repel roaches.
Peppermint For Rodents
Many businesses are prone to rodent infestations. Mice or rats can find their way into shipping boxes and secluded storage areas. So, to prevent this occurrence, spread some peppermint leaves or peppermint oil around the back room. Rodents don't like the smell of peppermint and will stay far away.
Now that you know how to repel some common bugs using household products, you can feel confident that your customers won't be "bugged" by creepy critters that don't belong in your operation. Your customers will also have peace of mind, because you aren't using chemicals to prevent bug invasions, so they won't need to worry about allergies.
For further assistance, contact a local pest control company, such as Aloha Termite Kauai Inc.