Fact or fiction? How to get rid of summer pests

Why is it so difficult to get rid of those pesky pests? There are a ton of DIY tips and tricks but, of course, the only real answer is talking to your local pest control company to evaluate and treat on a regular basis. However, here are some tips to get you by.

  • Orange peels will keep the cockroaches away. It is not a long-term solution and if you see one roach there’s bound to be up to thousands more. There is a chemical in the peel of the orange that will deter cockroaches from coming around.
  • Dry Grits or oatmeal will not help your ant problem. Many people have heard the old wives’ tale that says that when a fire ant consumes the grits and then drinks water, the grits expand in their belly, causing death. Simply put, that is a false theory.
  • Bags of water near a light source will, in fact, repel flies. It’s not the magic of water in a baggie hanging on the wall that does the trick. It is actually the light reflection of the water that confuses these simple-minded insects. When they are confused, they stay away.

There are many tips you can try to keep the pests at bay. For more information, please click here.


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