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Bug Facts

  • All "true" bugs hatch as from their egg as a miniature version of the adult bug.
  • Range in size from very small (1 mm) to very large (15 cm or 6 inches).

How to Get Rid of Bugs

Just like humans, insects need food, water and shelter to survive. By eliminating their food supply and getting rid of bug’s favorite hiding spots, you can reduce the risk that they will take up residence in your home. Of course, the best way to prevent infestation is to keep bugs out entirely. To do this, you’ll need to seal up the cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior. By tightening up the entry points that insects use to gain access, you can greatly improve your chances of staying bug-free.

Prevention is key – you won’t have to go through the trouble of killing household bugs if you can find a way to keep them out. Eliminating food sources are another way to get rid of bugs. Clean up any food and beverage spills immediately. Don’t store pet food dishes on the floor. Seal up any cracks that may allow bugs indoors in the first place. No one wants to deal with creepy crawly bugs inside their home. But if they do enter, there are a variety of chemicals pesticides available in the market to kill household bugs. If the problem is severe or persists, contact a bug removal professional as soon as possible.

In addition to traditional pesticides, there are also several all-natural ways to kill household bugs using items you may already have at home. For ants, cornmeal has a sweet taste that they cannot resist, but also can’t digest, and then die. Some believe that leaving a few garlic cloves out repels repel ants and cockroaches. You can kill household bugs like earwigs and silverfish by pouring vegetable oil to a shallow dish. A few fresh basil leaves hanging in a doorways has been known to repel mosquitoes and flies. Eucalyptus oil combined with water in a spray bottle can be used to kill cockroaches, spiders, and other small insects. Mist distilled white vinegar in the kitchen to kill and repel small insects.

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