Organic Pest Control

The term organic pest control has become popular in recent times. People have realized the importance of getting rid of pests in a natural or organic manner. Having your home or office invaded by pests can be a harrowing experience. But in some cases, it is not preventable. Even if you keep your surroundings clean at all time, pests may still infest your property.

What are your options, you may ask? There’s no simple answer to that question. Options may vary from case to case depending on how severe the infestation is. But you definitely need to jump right in and make efforts to control the spread of the infestation before it takes over your property.

Why do we need Organic Pest Control?

Avoiding pesticides or harsh chemicals for pest management should be encouraged. Safer and healthier alternatives must be given precedence in order to protect your health as well as safeguard the environment. Unregulated use of pesticides, has led to fatal consequences in the past so there’s always a push for more natural and organic methods of pest control.

Organic pest control is when you use plant based or naturally occurring substances to get rid of pests from your home, garden or office. Here in this article, we shall be discussing the top 5 ways to naturally eliminate 3 of the most commonly occurring pests in Dubai.

Three common pests in UAE and how to control them naturally

As per the pest control experts, the three most common kind of pests to be found in Dubai, UAE are Cockroaches, Bed bugs and Mosquitoes. Each of these three pests live or operate in different areas of the house, for instance, cockroaches live on the ground, bed bugs in furniture or clothes, and mosquitoes in the air… well almost. So obviously the methods to control these pests cannot be the same. Different mechanisms need to be applied to eliminated these bugs. Let’s see what are the options available with us.

Cockroach control using natural or organic methods

Cockroaches can be easily removed using any of the methods listed below. The first being the most popular.

  • Boric acid
  • Peppermint oil
  • Bay leaves

Boric acid powder– Boric acid is known to kill cockroaches effectively. Just mix it up with some flour, sugar and milk and make a dough out of the mixture. Make small balls from the dough and place these at different places in your house. Just make sure children and pets stay away from it. In a matter of few days, you will find dead cockroaches all over the place.

Peppermint oil– Make a concoction by mixing peppermint oil and some salt water. Put in a spray bottle and spray it as needed. Cockroaches should be gone in no time.

Bay leaves– While you may love the smell of these leaves and even use them in your cooking, cockroaches hate them. Crush the leaves and sprinkle these at infested locations. You can also boil the leaves in some water and use the water as a disinfectant spray.

Controlling Bed bug infestations in a natural or organic manner

Bed bugs are the most annoying pests that don’t let you sleep at night. Their bites can be itchy and hurt for days. But there are simple ways that can help you get rid of bed bugs.

  • Black Walnut Tea
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Heat Treatment

Black walnut tea – This tea has insecticidal properties. Just let the tea leaves dry out after use and sprinkle them in crack and crevices of your homes.

Tea tree oil– This remedy is effective if the infestation is not severe. Mix few drops of oil in water and spray it over your furniture and clothes etc.

Heat treatment– Clean all your clothes with hot water. Heat kills these pests. For furniture use heat treatment machines available in the market. These machines raise the temperature of the room to the level where bed bugs cannot take it anymore.

Natural ways to control Mosquitoes

We all have dealt with mosquito and like bed bugs they can give you sleepless nights. And if the infestation is high, they can bother you even when you are awake, especially if you are outdoors.

  • Basil, Mint and Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Lemon and Cloves

Basil, Mint and Rosemary– Having these plants in your homes can repel mosquitoes. The smell of these plants is something the mosquitoes cannot stand.

Eucalyptus– You can boil eucalyptus leaves in water and then spray this water all around the house. The smell from this mixture will force mosquitoes to leave.

Lemon and Cloves– Cut lemons into halves and poke 8-10 cloves into the cut side. Leave these lemon halves around the house and see mosquitoes fly away!

What to do if organic pest control does not work?

Natural and organic ways of pest control are mostly affective. In some cases, they may not work. This could be due to the severity of infestation or due to the fact that the natural methods of elimination weren’t properly used. Either way, you will need a better alternative to get rid of these tiny pesky creatures. This is when you need to rope in a professional pest control service provider.

At Golden Falcon, we take our job very seriously. Licensed from both Dubai and Sharjah Municipality, we are a team of highly experienced and professional exterminators skilled at killing various kinds of pests. Visit our website for all the details related to Pest control in Dubai and other emirates.


Whether you use natural method to get pests eliminated from your home or use the services of professional pest control company, please note that this activity should be carried out very carefully. Do your due diligence before jumping into DIY methods of pest control. Not all methods may be safe plus you may be allergic to some ingredients too, without being aware of it. So, it is always a good idea to exercise extreme caution while handling DIY products too.

In case, you decide to hire exterminators, please make sure they are licensed by the relevant authorities to provide pest control services.

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