If you are like most homeowners, the last thing that you want in your home are insects! Spiders, ants, roaches, mosquitoes, wasps and other bugs and creepy crawlies. In this article I will list my top recommendations for basic insect control around your home.
Insect Control For Ants and Mosquitoes
Most Effective Ant Control-Terro
Terro Liquid Ant Baits. Ants can be a problem anywhere. To kill common household ants, place TERRO Liquid Ant Baits in areas where they attract foraging ants that take the bait back to the nest. As the bait circulates through the colony, it kills the ants you see and the ones you don’t. Place the entire station on a flat surface, keeping the ant bait inside the station. Plus, the closed bait stations prevent the bait from drying out to provide the ants with a continuous supply of liquid, day and night. Complete control may take up to two weeks.
Most Effective Mosquito Control- Mosquito Bits
Summit Chemical Mosquito Bits. These are specially designed to provide optimal environmentally sound biological mosquito control. The quick acting formula kills mosquito larvae within 24 hours. EPA registered in all 50 states for safe, convenient use. The active ingredient in Mosquito Bits is a biological larvacide called BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis). BTI is a naturally occurring bacterium that’s deadly to both mosquito larvae.
Insect Control For Roaches and Indoor Pests
Most Effective Cockroach Control- Advion Cockroach Gel Bait
Advion Cockroach Gel. The roach poison in Advion, Indoxacarb, is safe for use in even the most sensitive of application sites. When you use in combination with cockroach taps Advion will exterminate all cockroach infestation. Advion Cockroach gel bait is a high-performing product targeting all prevailing pest species of cockroaches, including German (also gel bait-averse), American, Australian, brown, smokybrown, Oriental, brown-banded and Asian cockroaches.
Most Effective Indoor Insect Control- Ortho Home Defense
Ortho Home Defense. Ortho Indoor Insect control kills and prevents insects and pests inside your home for up to 12 months for common pests like ants and spiders. Effective on ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, scorpions, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, centipedes, millipedes, and other common household bugs. Ortho Home Defense builds a barrier indoors around your kitchen, bathroom, doors and windows and basements. Use any time as a preventative treatment or after you see evidence of insect activity for long-lasting control.
Insect Control For Outdoor Pests and Insects
Most Effective Outdoor Insect Control- Cutter Backyard Bug Control
Cutter Backyard Bug Control. Cutter spray controls mosquitoes, ants, fleas and other insects on lawns and outdoor surfaces. Kills insects and pests fast and lasts up to 12 weeks. Also helps control crickets, beetles and earwigs. For best results, apply early before insect populations are high. Covers up to 5,000 square feet of lawn.
Most Effective Organic Pest Control- Natria Neem Oil
Natria Neem Oil. Controls Aphids, Spider Mites and Whiteflies. Neem oil acts as both an insect killer and fungicide to protect your plants. Controls destructive pests such as aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, fruit flies, and more. Fungicide controls black spot, rust, powdery mildew, and more. Natria Neem Oil can be applied to roses, flowers, fruit, and vegetables. Natria Neem Oil is OMRI listed for organic use. The ready-to-use spray is perfect for quick application. Active Ingredients: 70% Clarified Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil.
Most Effective Bee, Hornet and Wasp Control- Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer
Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer. This is an aerosol that eliminates wasp and hornet nests with a jet spray that reaches up to 27 feet. It will also kill insects that return to the nest over the next few days. Also can be used to control tent caterpillars, scorpions and ants. To control wasps, hornets and yellowjackets, spray at sunset when these insects are least active. Stand a safe distance from the nest. Spray the nest until soaked and wait at least 24 hours before removing the nest.
Most Effective Bug Zapper- HEMIUA Bug Zapper
Hemiua Bug Zapper. Get rid of flying pests in outdoor living areas by using a bug zapper and avoid the mess with sprays and chemicals. Electronic mosquito killer use a high-effective ultraviolet light to attract mosquitoes, flies and gnats.
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Don’t Forget To Keep Indoor and Outdoor Areas Clean
My best advice before you begin any pest control is reduce any opportunity that attracts pests and insects. Reduce standing water and moisture. Clean gutters frequently. Have all dry food products and pet food in sealed containers.
Be sure to seal up leaky areas of your home like doors and windows so that pests can not crawl in. Plant some flowers that help control insects like marigolds and mosquito repellent plants. Get rid of stacks of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard. And make sure you always read the label before using any insect control.
By Victoria Stone