Guest Blogger #913, Entry #2144, March 27, 2013
During the spring months, termites, insects, and other pests seem to come around, which can be quite frustrating for any homeowner. If you would like to avoid pay too much money for bug extermination during the spring months, there are many things that you can do on your own. While professional extermination may still be necessary, there are also plenty of DIY tips that you can follow to reduce the amount of money you would have spent on extermination.
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Use Insecticides and Bug Sprays
If you are having trouble with insects finding their way into your home, using insecticides can help to target the problem and eliminate them for good. There are many insecticides on the market that are designed to get rid of a number of insects, which includes ants, spiders, beetles, crickets, and many other pesky little insects that are bothering you. You can purchase organic insecticides and bugs spray that work efficiently to eliminate the bugs without causing pollution or damaging any plants within the area. You can even make your own insect repellants and insecticides. One homemade spray would include three cloves of garlic mixed with mineral oil and water. You can spray this regularly outside of the home to reduce the insects in the area.
Keep the Home Clean
While it is not always an easy task, keeping the home clean is one way to save money on bug extermination because there will be fewer bugs in the home. Most insects are attracted to certain scents, particularly sweet scents. Keeping your home clean can help to reduce the number of insects inside the home, but it will not necessarily get rid of them at all. The kitchen is one of the most vulnerable spots, especially since food tends to splatter and spill in this area of the home, so do your best to keep that area the cleanest.
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Buy a Lizard
If you already a fan of reptiles, buying a lizard may be in your best interest. It is said that home with lizards often have fewer bug problems, especially since lizards are at the top of the food chain and are willing to eat a variety of insects. This can help you to cut back on the cost of an exterminator because there will not be nearly as many bugs inside the home.
Contact Affordable and Professional Extermination Companies
If you absolutely need to hire an exterminator to help you with the bug problem in your home, make sure that you contact an affordable extermination company that would be willing to do the work at a decent rate, a rate that is not going to cost you an arm and a leg. You can check out information on pest control from exterminators on http://www.pestcontrol.us, along with finding out about any special discounts that are currently being offered.
While the insects and bugs enjoy the spring weather, there are plenty of ways that you can eliminate these pests from taking over your home and your backyard. You can cut the cost of using an exterminator by doing some of the extermination on your own in different ways. The more that you do to get rid of the problem with the bugs, the less you will have to spend on professional extermination services.
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