In private houses, apartments, offices and premises intended for pets or livestock, various parasites and insects can be introduced that interfere with the normal existence of the inhabitants. Farmers and owners of houses and apartments are tirelessly looking for more and more new means that can effectively get rid of pests. However, some of them turn out to be too toxic, others are carcinogens, others do not help much, and others are addictive. The remedy that has solved almost all of these problems is a powder, in which pyrethrum is the main component.
What is feverfew
Powder, in which pyrethrum is the main component, is a remedy made from inflorescences and flower heads of the plant of the same name. It belongs to the Aster family, very similar in appearance to the pharmacy chamomile. Yes, and its other names are chamomile andPersian chamomile. They began to use it in ancient times, but forgot about it for a while. This happened due to the invention of a chemical analogue, which is more effective. However, it was not only effective, but also harmful to the human body. And only recently have they begun to use this powder again, feverfew has again been used for its preparation. This plant itself is known not only as a remedy for insects and parasites, on its basis medicinal collections of herbs are prepared for the treatment of migraines, arthrosis. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent. That is, as we can see from its wide purpose profile, it practically does not harm a person.
This substance works on almost all uninvited settlers of our homes. And it is used for almost everyone according to the same recipe. To fight ants, you need to sprinkle this powder on their paths. Feverfew should be placed at all entrances to their paths to the house, it is also desirable to process the anthill itself. To get rid of tenacious insects such as cockroaches, you need to sprinkle this product around all cracks and cracks, as well as near places with high humidity. It does not hurt to process kitchen furniture, as these insects love to settle there. Similarly, feverfew acts on mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and flies. With it, you can protect indoor and garden flowers from pests that eat roots and leaves. To do this, you just need to pour a small amount of it into the holewhen planting a plant, as well as in the process of growth, add pyrethrum around the stem. There will be no harm from him. With the help of powder, flies can be driven away from humus and manure pits. The method of action is the same - just sprinkle on top.
How to use feverfew
Pyrethrum powder must be evenly distributed on problem surfaces in a thin layer. This can be done using an ordinary rubber bulb, blowing the mixture with it. To protect the premises from fleas, sprinkle the powder under the carpets. To get rid of moths and flies, treat surfaces where they accumulate. For flies, these are places located near household waste, for moths - cabinets and chests of drawers. Spray powder behind bedside tables, on bookshelves, under sockets and behind other furniture in hard to reach places. In this state, the apartment should be three days, and then wet cleaning is carried out. Only fresh powder is effective, it is not subject to long-term storage.
Safety for people
Pyrethrum powder is sold as a drug in pharmacies, so there are no harmful effects on humans when used as an insecticide. There may be allergic reactions, but this is really very rare, since even when taken orally, it is observed only in 8% of patients, and when treating surfaces at home, such a small amount can get into the respiratory tract that does not have any side effects on the body. Feverfew is also safe for animals. It can beuse as a topical antiparasitic agent for dogs, cats, parrots and poultry. The powder is either rubbed into wool or feathers, or the animal is bathed in a decoction of pyrethrum. The procedure is repeated every 2-3 days until the desired result is achieved.
Where to buy powder
Feverfew (powder) in St. Petersburg and other regions is very difficult to find in pharmacies in its pure form. It is either offered herbal or in the form of tablets and capsules. However, you can try to find this tool in agricultural stores, in pavilions with goods for floriculture and animal husbandry, from farmers who independently grow this flower, as well as online stores. In the latter case, the task of finding a seller is greatly facilitated, since there are specialized sites.
As for the cost of pyrethrum (powder), its price is quite democratic. Depending on the place where you will buy it, it fluctuates around 450 rubles for a pack of 300 grams. If you are lucky enough to find it in a pharmacy, it will cost much less.