Pest Control Bennington VT

Pest infestations are so annoying. It’s unsanitary to have an out of control problem with roaches, fleas or rats. Termites can cause intense damage if you don’t take care of it right away. Insects such as mosquitoes, spiders and ants can become an inconvenience as well. Sometimes insect repellants aren’t enough of a pest control option and it’s time to call an exterminator. Please scroll down for more information and access to the pest control experts and exterminators in Bennington, VT listed below.

STARLING PEST & RODEN
(518) 235-0452
PO Box 292
Hoosick Falls, NY
 
ACTION CARPET AND WINDOW CLEANING
(802) 442-9489
RURAL ROUTE 8
READSBORO, VT
 
YOUNG PET CONTROL
(802) 442-9419
RURAL ROUTE 1
SHAFTSBURY, VT
 
B & G PEST CONTROL CORP 2
(802) 893-2753
PO Box 13
Winooski, VT
 
CHIMNEY CARE & BEACON PEST
(802) 226-7374
PO Box 441
Cavendish, VT
 
AARONS PEST CONTROL
(802) 423-8207
1076 HEARTWELLVILLE VIEW ROAD
READSBORO, VT
 
AARONS PEST CONTROL
(802) 464-2800
Wilmington Vt
Wilmington, VT
 
SLUGABUG
(802) 865-6273
29 Sand Dune Ln
Colchester, VT
 
SOUTHERN VERMONT PEST CONTROL
(802) 257-0015
2275 Weatherhead Hollow R
Brattleboro, VT
 
ABATEM EXTERMINATING CO
(802) 254-8413
15 Marlboro Ave
Brattleboro, VT
 

Pest Control

Natural Repellents To Get Rid Of Pests


Kibkabe Araya - Columnist
Posted on Monday 30th November 2009

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Last week, a noisy ladybug snuck in my open window. I failed to put the screen down fast enough and it fluttered into my room. As I was closing the screen, I noticed the carcasses of a moth and a beetle and knew I needed something to repel the insects from making my outside window ledge their newest hangout to escape the fall weather.

Pest repellents and controls usually contain toxins I should not be inhaling. The poison sign will accompany the harmful ingredients on the box, yet we as consumers purchase it because we are desperate to rid ourselves of simple pests. The remaining stragglers we usually trap with a swatter.

Products with DEET will work to kill harmful insects, but it’s still an active pesticide, hence DEET-free and natural products. Companies are trying to lessen the chemicals in repellents by offering natural ones like traps and sticky paper. I found a few products here .

However, considering the environmentalist in me, I wanted to use a natural alternative for repelling insects. I wasn’t interested in the labels promising to be non-toxic, although the harmful chemicals were substituted with supposedly safe chemicals. I wanted to use something I could find in my own kitchen cabinet.

One natural repellent is peppermint, which can repel a variety of insects and rodents. Scatter cinnamon or black pepper on a surface to drive away ants. Silverfish and fleas don’t like citrus-scented products. Many oils like citronella and lemon eucalyptus repel insects, ...

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