Pest Control Dover DE

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 Dover, DE listed below.

DAN MAR PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-1331
3307 Upper King Rd
Dover, DE
 
BURTS TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(302) 736-6563
106 ELM TERRACE
DOVER, DE
 
DAVIS PEST CONTROL
(302) 284-0792
125 FIRETOWER ROAD
CAMDEN WYOMING, DE
 
DIAMOND STATE PEST CONTROL
(302) 653-9666
PO Box 373
Smyrna, DE
 
COOPER TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(410) 482-2800
17254 Cool Spring Rd
Marydel, MD
 
FISHER'S EXTERMINATING & PEST
(302) 674-2393
315 Raymond St
Dover, DE
 
GENERAL PEST CONTROL INC
(302) 734-5757
PO Box 1375
Dover, DE
 
WOLFE PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-8969
73 Zineyard Ln
Camden Wyoming, DE
 
ALL RID & STARKE PEST CO
(302) 284-2461
237 Yoemans Tale Ln
Felton, DE
 
BAILEY'S PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(302) 653-6725
1033 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE
 

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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