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Top 3: Ways to Keep Bugs Away In Winter

During the cold months many bugs try to worm their way indoors to stay warm. Rather than spend the entire season living with unwanted intruders, you can keep those bugs at bay with a few simple tricks. These tips won’t take much time to enact, and they can do wonders to keeping your home bug free.

1. Don’t Leave Food Out

Bugs often come into your living space following the lure of food. Leaving food on the table, kitchen counter, and on the floor can be an open invitation to bugs. If you must keep food on the counter for easy access or to let it ripen, keep it in a sealed cloth or plastic bag. Also, make sure to keep the garbage cleaned regularly as bugs like to crawl in after leftover food particles.

On a side note, many bugs go crawling at night to get a drink of water. Whenever you come across a house spider in the bathroom at three in the morning, know that it’s just trying to sneak a drink from your water faucet.

2. Lay Down Diatomaceous Earth

As an option other than pest control, which will spray inside the house with insecticide, you can sprinkle diatomaceous earth along the wall and corners of the interior. You can also sprinkle this along window sills and in entryways. Diatomaceous earth is made up of microscopic fossils of ancient single celled and algae organisms. This earth is extremely sharp and will cut up any insects that crawl over it. However, it is so fine that it won’t cut a person. Be careful of inhaling this product by accident, as it can cause breathing difficulties. It’s safe to sprinkle on the ground in areas where you don’t tread very often. If you have a dog that likes to sniff around inside the house, you may also want to avoid using diatomaceous earth.

3. Use Essential Oils

Plants in nature create essential oils to help protect themselves from insects. We can use the same oils to keep them out of our homes. Create sachets soaked with these essential oils and place them in your closets, clothing drawers, or even cupboards in the kitchen. Some of these oils also smell quite nice, such as lavender and eucalyptus, which are both good for repelling insects. Clove oil can also help repel bugs for months at a time. Another good oil to consider is citronella, which is commonly used in candles to help repel mosquitoes when eating outdoors.

These tricks are easy ways to keep bugs from invading during the cold season. You can set up the diatomaceous earth and the essential oils within a few minutes and then forget about them for the rest of the season. It’s also easy enough to keep food from sitting out in the open to keep from drawing insects into your living space.

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Green Earth – Mother Earth – Green Pest Control

Interesting discussion on one of Raid’s newer pest control products. CLICK HERE

Its all in how you name it right?  If you say its Eco-Earth or Ecological Bug Control, then it has to be environmentally friendly right?  Get the facts.  Just because a name contains the word Eco in it does not mean that it is Eco. Sure it sounds good, but its just like all of your sugar cereals claiming to be part of a complete breakfast. Fortified with vitamins doesn’t make it healthy.  Better yet there are companies whose names today would be illegal, but they were grandfathered in so they are allowed to use terms like “Organic” in their names. Unfortunately most people don’t know how to determine what product are truly Eco Friendly.  Or better yet, what products are the least toxic. 

I was shocked to hear how many “Green Pest Control” companies are still using Diatomceous Earth.  Pest Control operators should understand that this product may be organic and natural but the human body cannot metabolize it.  Further studies indicate how exposure to this “organic” pest product can cause serious chronic conditions.

So above asking if a pest product or service is “Green” is asking how toxic is the product.  The lower the LD-50 the better.  I personally would never use a product in a customer’s home that I wouldn’t use in my own home.  All of the products Bulwark uses are less toxic then toothpaste.  And our trained professionals know how and where to place the products according to the EPA label so that you and your family are not at any increased risks. 

You can count on Bulwark for all your Family Friendly Pest Control Solutions.

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