There are many products that you may have in your home or easy to buy to control pests. There is no reason to spend money to have pesticides sprayed in your home or business. Most pesticides that are used are synthetic pyrethroids and they are not safe and there is no reason to expose yourself, your family or anyone else to them. Products you can use that are safe include Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE), baking soda, boric acid (and Borax), salt, sugar, soap, vinegar, flour, catnip, beer, newspapers, brown paper bags, hair dryers, aquarium gravel, and some essential oils.
I have a handbook you can have that tells you how to control pests safely and effectively using non-toxic products. If you want a copy, email me and I will send it to you via email as it is only available in PDF format. The handbook, “Earth Friendly Pest Management for your Home and Garden and for Commercial Establishments,” is free.
One of my missions in life is to help reduce the use of pesticides in society. I have been in the pest control industry for over 40 years and know the hazards of pesticides. I was IPM Specialist at the University of NM for about 12 years and the IPM Manager for the City of Santa Fe. I never used toxic pesticides in either place.
If you want a copy of my handbook or have any pest questions, you can contact me via email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.