Fact or fiction how to get rid of summer pests

Fact or fiction how to get rid of summer pests

Why is it so difficult to get rid of those pesky pests? There are a ton of DIY tips and tricks but of course the only real answer is talking to your local pest control company to evaluate and treat on a regular basis. However, here are some times to get you by.

Orange peels will keep the cockroaches away. It is not a long term solution and if you see one roach there’s bound to up to thousands more. There is a chemical in the peel of the orange that will deter cockroaches from coming around.

Dry Grits or oatmeal will not help your ant problem. Many people have heard the oldwife’s tale that when the fire ant consumes the grit then drinks water it will expand in their belly causing death. Simply put, that is a false theory.

Bags of water near a light source will in fact repel flies. It’s not the magic of water in a baggie hanging on the wall that does the trick. It is actually the light reflection of the water that confuses these simple minded insects. When they are confused, they stay away.

There are many tips you can try to keep the pests at bay. For more information, please click here.

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