Pest Control North Providence RI

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 North Providence, RI listed below.

SUMMIT PEST CONTROL
(401) 274-9333
80 MILL ST
CRANSTON, RI
 
FRAMINGHAM WALPOLE PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(401) 643-3726
1310 N MAIN STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI
 
RAY VALERIONA PEST CONTROL
(401) 949-2126
118 Winsor Ave
Johnston, RI
 
APPROVED STERIPEST
(401) 431-1815
BLACKSTON VALLEY
JOHNSTON, RI
 
MARIO FONSECA PEST CONTROL INC
(401) 944-9179
31 River Dr
Johnston, RI
 
Lincoln Pest Control
(800) 542-1511
301 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI
 
OLYMPIC PEST CONTROL
(401) 621-4955
1 Salvati Way
Providence, RI
 
RHODE ISLAND PEST CONTROL INC
(401) 334-0414
44 Navaho St
Providence, RI
 
Griggs & Browne Co., Inc.
(800) 924-8886
175 Niantic Ave
Providence, RI
 
SAFEGUARD PEST CONTROL
(401) 232-2722
38 Eagle St
Johnston, RI
 

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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