Is There a Natural Way to Get Rid of Thrips in Your House?

January 27, 2022 4:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you know what to do if you’re dealing with a thrip infestation at your home? Thrips are nuisance pests that typically live on plants in your yard, but they also can make houseplants their home, which means they can quickly become a nuisance in your everyday life.

There are many effective pest control methods that can help you handle a thrip infestation, but taking a natural approach is always recommended.

Here’s how you can get rid of thrips in your house using natural methods.

Washing plants

Thrips live on indoor plants, and they can bite humans and pests. If you see signs of thrips on your indoor plants, washing the plant is the first thing you should do to prevent or remove an infestation.

Washing plants with soapy water is a natural and effective way to kill thrips. Simply spray a solution of dish soap and water directly on the thrips. It should kill them on contact, and it won’t harm your plants. Alternatively, you can use a sponge and soapy water, taking care to rub each leaf to kill the thrips.

Neem oil

Neem oil is a natural pesticide made of seeds from the neem tree, and it’s been used for hundreds of years for pest control. Add a few drops of the oil to a gallon of water; then pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the plants, but start by testing just a single leaf of each plant to make sure it’s not sensitive to the oil. If the test area shows no signs of stress like wilting, spray the entire plant with the mixture; let the solution set for at least 20 minutes; then rinse away with water.

Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth is an all-natural product made from the fossilized remains of diatoms—tiny, aquatic organisms. These animals feature skeletons made from silica, a natural substance that becomes silicon dioxide when it reacts with oxygen and water. Most diatomaceous earth is made of amorphous silicon dioxide which is highly effective at killing a wide range of pests from insects to mice.

While diatomaceous earth is a natural pest control solution, it should only be used and applied by a professional pest control technician. The technician will apply diatomaceous earth over the soil of each indoor plant; any thrips that come into contact with it will dehydrate immediately. At a certain point during their life cycle, thrips will drop to the ground to pupate; when they do, the diatomaceous earth will kill them before they can even climb back on the plants.

Reach out to your preferred pest control service and free your home from thrips with this safe, effective technique.

Thrips are a common and annoying pest control problem that can be challenging to get under control. Instead of relying on do-it-yourself methods, contact Pied Piper Pest Control today. We understand how to remove thrips from your home for good by using safe and natural techniques that protect your family and pets.

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