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Natural Pest Deterrents: Pressure Washing & More

Natural pest deterrent pressure washing

Nobody likes having pests take up residence in their home, whether it's in the Windows or under your porch, it's always a nuisance. However, there are many ways to use the natural world to deter these pests that will not rely on harmful toxins or pesticides.

Use Scents Pests Don't Like

Insects have a much more sensitive sense of smell than humans do and use the sense of smell to decide whether or not they want to stick around an area. You can use this heightened sense against them up by putting in smells they don't like. Plants like peppermint are a natural deterrent for several insects such as spiders, wasps, fleas, and even mosquitoes. Whether you plant peppermint plants, spread their natural oils in a diffuser, or even use a fake scent, there are a variety of smells that are natural deterrents for insects but very appealing to humans.

Colors That Drive Pests Away

Many insects are also drawn to certain colors and hues, so use that against them as well. Bees and wasps will actually be drawn to darker shades and colors rather than light ones. This is also an important truth to consider when thinking of the cleanliness of your home. Having a dirty exterior will naturally darken the colors and make them more attractive to pests. With regular home cleanings, especially if you already have a brightly colored home, you will deter pests just by maintaining your home.

Prevent Standing Water Around Your Property

Additionally, maintaining proper irrigation on your property is important when deterring pests. A lot of insects are going to be drawn to standing water in puddles, especially mosquitoes which lay their eggs in still and standing water. If you have gutters that are clogged up or have standing water accumulating at the base of your home, not only is that bad for the structural integrity of your property, but it's an open invitation for some nasty pests.

Maintain Your Home With Regular Pressure Washings

Regardless of whether these methods are applicable to your particular situation, keeping your property regularly maintained has never failed at preventing pests. Many times, pests will give up making homes and sticking around on a property that's always getting cleaned. Pests want to know they are in an area where they will not be disturbed all the time, the more you clean your property the more they're disturbed and the more likely they'll pack up and go.

Get A Professional Pressure Washing

Not only that but keeping your property clean will also deter smells and growths from accumulating, many of which attract a variety of tests. In the end, one of the best things you can do to keep pests off your property is just by keeping your property cleaned. The best way you can keep it clean is with regular pressure washings from a professional service.

Book A Service With Us

If you think it's time to give your property a pressure washing, whether it's for a house washing or fence cleaning, then give us a call today. We will give you a free quote for your cleaning project as well as answer any inquiries you may have.


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