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5 Everyday Kitchen Items That Can Stop Your Household Bugs.

As the weather gets cooler the bugs will start moving inside…inside your house. While BugMaster performs residential professional integrated pest management (IPM), we love to share real DIY and natural options that might solve your small household bug problems. Believe it or not, there are 4 to 5 organic, natural and inexpensive things in your kitchen that can be used to try to keep those roaches, fleas, and other creepy crawlies at bay in your home.

5 everyday things in your kitchen that can battle your household bug problems.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar
BUGMASTER_vinegar_fleas_blogNot only does Apple cider have tons of health benefits for humans, it’s a great natural repellant for fleas. It’s natural, cheap and when mixed with a 50/50 solution and sprayed on your dog (after a bath) it works as a flea repellent. Remember to reapply after every bath.

2. Apples
BUGMASTER_apple_roach_trap_blogApples are said to “keep the doc away”, well they might keep the roaches away as well. Actually…more like catch them. Cut and put some apple peels in a 12-ounce jar with petroleum jelly on the rim. The apples attract the roaches and the petroleum jelly prevents them from escaping. Instant organic and all-natural ROACH MOTEL!

3. Beer Cans
BUGMASTER_beer_garden_slugs_blogOne man’s trash is another man’s slug catcher. Open a beer. Leave enough beer to drown the slugs (about an inch) in the can. Slug’s love the beer’s yeasty smell.

4. Lemons
BUG_lemons_ants_blogLemon juice in a spray bottle is perfect for entryways, windowsills and other hot spots where bugs enter your house. Lemon juice erases the scent trails that ants follow.

5. White Vinegar

Mix a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray on doorjambs, windowsills, and other areas where spiders get in your home. Spiders hate the taste of vinegar.

These simple pest control life hacks really work according to Julie Edelman, “The Accidental Housewife”. Give them a try. We would love to hear the results.

If these simple DIY home remedies don’t work – maybe try the BugMaster Do It Yourself Retail store. Here you can order online and buy the same products the pros use with our integrated pest control management programs. Shipping is always free and we can help with any instructions.

If you need some professional help with your pest control issues, or if you want a consultation for our residential home pest control programs, visit bugmaster.com to schedule an appointment or call 251.666.4402.

Happy hunting. BugMaster only services Mobile and Baldwin County areas.

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