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Can Essential Oils Keep Mosquitoes Away From My Indianapolis Property?

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In the information age we live in, there are all kinds of phony tips and supposed solutions that you can be convinced by. With pest control, however, it’s best to not cut corners. Solutions that seem cheaper on the surface can wind up costing you more in the long run when they not only don’t work, but cost you time that leads to worsened pest problems. With pests like mosquitoes, those problems can mean dangerous diseases and persistent infestations.

Mosquitoes: Dangerous & Annoying

Considered the most dangerous pest in the world, mosquitoes have been spreading disease all over the world since the time of the dinosaurs. They are responsible for some of the worst outbreaks of viruses and bacteria in human history, including the Ebola and Zika outbreaks of recent years. This is why they, although common, mosquitoes should be treated as serious pest problems that need to be prevented early and removed at the first notice. Experts can help you with both of these aspects of Indianapolis pest control, not to mention they can save you from exposing yourself to potentially harmful mosquito bites. First, though, you need to educate yourself on what actually helps and what is simply a waste of time and money.

Separating Fact From Fiction

The first thing everyone should do if they want accurate pest information is to contact local pest professionals directly. Talking to experts over the phone or, better yet, during an inspection of your property, is the best way to know that you’re getting accurate information from a reputable source. Online, you can find all kinds of blogs and marketing stories that claim to have answers, even though they come from people who don’t necessarily have experience with pest control. Even if you approach pest control research with a critical eye, there’s really no way of knowing that something will work until you try it. With solutions from local pest experts like Action Pest Control, you know you’re getting what you pay for because we wouldn’t still be in business if we didn’t have success. That said, there are some key pieces of information to know about the ambiguity of do-it-yourself solutions.

Essential Oils: What To Know

The homecare craze of the modern-day is the use of essential oils. From our diets to our cleaning supplies and, yes, even our pest control methods, people are increasingly turning to all-natural solutions over chemical agents. This is not inherently problematic on its surface. If potentially dangerous chemicals can be avoided, why not look into natural solutions? The problem comes when people don’t realize that research into the effectiveness of essential oils is still very much ongoing. Reportedly some of the most effective essential oils for mosquito prevention include lemon eucalyptus, thyme, and citronella. If using essential oils it is just as important to research application techniques as it is the type of oil. Many oils require dilution or neutralizing agents for safe application. While it’s true that some citrus extracts and oils have successfully killed or warded off some pests, no essential oils are considered guarantees in the field of pest control. Even ones that might work are typically cost-prohibitive and will do nothing to address the factors or access points that attract pests inside in the first place. That’s why the best, most recommended course of action is to contact your local pest control business.

Let Action Pest Control Assist You

Instead of spending countless hours online researching DIY solutions and comparing the effectiveness of one solution over another, save yourself the time and hassle by contacting Action Pest Control first and foremost. Not only can we help you separate true advice from scams, but we can also provide you with helpful tips on how to prevent pest infestations and stop them before they form. If mosquitoes are already buzzing around your airspace, act fast to address them before the problem multiplies and increases your risk of health hazards.

For early prevention or fast, proven removal of pest problems, contact Action Pest Control today.