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How to Eliminate Common Household Insects

Bugs in and around your house are the worst. They can turn a nice day sour. Not only do they bite and form itchy red lumps on your skin, but insects can spread diseases. Although it’s probably impossible to eliminate every bug from your home and yard, there are a few things you can do to wage a fight against them.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes, known for carrying West Nile and Zika virus, seem to prey on specific people. If you are the type mosquitoes find irresistible, then you know how important it is to cut down on their numbers. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in a tiny bit of water, so pay attention, especially after it rains, to anything that might collect water. You can try mosquito fogging Houston TX, bug zappers and citronella candles to keep them at bay. Better yet, do all three.

Fleas

If you feel like you’re an unwilling performer in a flea circus, then it’s probably time to take action. Start by thoroughly vacuuming everything in your house. Throw the vacuum bag away immediately and vacuum a second time or even steam clean. Hire professionals to spray or buy flea foggers at the store. After your house has been flea-bombed, wash your dogs and cats with anti-flea shampoo. Fleas will use you as a life raft, so beware of ones who try to hitch a ride on your arm.

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies don’t bite, but they are terribly irritating. If you notice a couple of them, wait a few days and there will be more. Bag up any fruit that is starting to turn and throw it away outside. Run hot water and vinegar down your drains (including bathrooms if you find the flies there). Make a homemade trap of dish soap, water, and apple cider vinegar. Clear sticky paper that you put in the window works well too.

Living with pests in your house and yard can be intolerable. Take action early to prevent an infestation

 

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