Homemade bird repellents include visual deterrents, physical barriers and sprays intended as taste aversions in the birds' food sources. Some birds may cause damage to homes if left unchecked.Continue Reading
Visual deterrents can be placed around the area to discourage birds from returning. Placing reflective objects, such as a sphere covered with holographic material or iridescent bird foil around the home area, frightens birds, as the reflective qualities create an illusion of constant movement. Placing bird netting or spikes around roosting areas such as rooftops and ledges helps keep birds from gathering or creating homes.
Methyl anthranilate spray has a taste birds find unpleasant. The spray can be applied to wood surfaces on the exterior of a home and grass to deter certain birds, such as woodpeckers or Canada geese.Learn more about Pest Control
To naturally prevent and control pests, maintain lawns and gardens, and clean the home on a regular basis to remove the pest's food sources. Remove all water sources from the home and property. Control ants and cockroaches by spreading food-grade diatomaceous earth in the affected areas of the home. Use a vacuum to kill single insects, such a lone spider, or to remove isolated nests of insects.Full Answer >
To repel flies, install fly traps and baits around the home, prevent the build-up of garbage or insect food sources and use sprays or misting systems. Since flies are attracted to food sources, eliminating attractants is the best way to repel them from a home or workplace.Full Answer >
To eliminate roaches from the home, remove all food and water sources and begin using a bait or spray insecticide immediately. The process of removing roaches may require several weeks or months, depending on the cause and severity of the infestation. Apply the insecticide regularly until the pests are gone.Full Answer >
To get rid of scorpions in the home, remove all clutter from indoor and outdoor spaces, seal any cracks in the home's walls or foundation, eliminate other pests that serve as food sources for scorpions and set commercial traps to capture or kill them. Scorpions are nocturnal arachnids that pose a danger to people because of their stingers.Full Answer >